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Jewish Initiative and Agency under Communism

28-30 June 2021, Wroclaw

Throughout most of the twentieth century in the Soviet Union and from 1945 in east central European “people’s democracies,” citizens, including Jews, were objects of arbitrary policies of the Communist states. The authoritarian...

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Slaughtering the Scapegoats: The Mass Murder of Jews and Roma in Hungary during the Last Months of World War II

27 April 2021, 6 pm CET

László Csősz (Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences) In Hungarian historical awareness, wartime genocide is closely linked to the German occupation, which began in March 1944. ‘Germanizing’...

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Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust

23 March 2021, 6 pm CET

Natalia Aleksiun (Touro College) This seminar explores the project of Jewish history writing in eastern Europe by examining the intellectual trajectories of Polish Jewish historians and their work. It argues that history...

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Prague Forays: Egon Erwin Kisch and Walking-as-Belonging

9 February 2021, 6pm CET

Chad Bryant (University of North Carolina) Egon Erwin Kisch, a celebrated member of the Prague Circle, first earned local fame while writing a newspaper column entitled Prager Streifzüge, or Prague Forays, published weekly...

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Jewish History

The website, www.jewishhistory.usd.cas.cz, provides up-to-date information on  the work in the field of Jewish history at the Institute of Contemporary History (part of the Czech Academy of Sciences) in Prague. The Institute has no separate department for Jewish history; all the work in this area is carried out by the Inclusive History Research Group led by Kateřina Čapková.

Current researchers at the Institute of Contemporary History whose work is related to Jewish history

Kateřina Čapková, capkova@usd.cas.cz

László Csősz, lcsosz@yahoo.com

Michala Lônčíková, michala.loncikova@gmail.com

Michal Vlk, michal.vlk93@gmail.com

Researchers on finished project

Peter Hallama (The Inclusion of the Jewish Population in Postwar Czechoslovakia and Poland)

Kamil Kijek (The Inclusion of the Jewish Population in Postwar Czechoslovakia and Poland)

Jakub Mlynář (The Inclusion of the Jewish Population in Postwar Czechoslovakia and Poland)

Magdalena Sedlická (The Inclusion of the Jewish Population in Postwar Czechoslovakia and Poland)

Stephan Stach (The Inclusion of the Jewish Population in Postwar Czechoslovakia and Poland)

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