Events 2017

Im Feuer vergangen (Lost in the Fire): East German Holocaust Memory, Cold War Propaganda, and the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

Im Feuer vergangen (Lost in the Fire): East German Holocaust Memory, Cold War Propaganda, and the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw

14 February 2017 - 5 PM

Stephan Stach (Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences) During the 1950s and 1960s a number of books on the Holocaust appeared in the German Democratic Republic. They had their origins in the Jewish...

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The Holocaust and its Aftermath from the Family Perspective

The Holocaust and its Aftermath from the Family Perspective

15-16 March 2017, Prague

Applying gender analysis to the field of Holocaust Studies has yielded important results. Whereas before the 1990s, most Holocaust scholarship focused almost exclusively on the experiences of male victims, expanding to include...

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Austrian Refugee Movements to Czechoslovakia, 1934–39: From Political Exiles to Jewish Refugees

Austrian Refugee Movements to Czechoslovakia, 1934–39: From Political Exiles to Jewish Refugees

21 March 2017 - 5 PM

Wolfgang Schellenbacher (University of Vienna / EHRI) The political exile of Austrian Socialists in Czechoslovakia in 1934 is different from other refugee movements in central Europe at that time, most noticeably because...

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Jews and Popular Culture in 1960’s Czechoslovakia

Jews and Popular Culture in 1960’s Czechoslovakia

11 April 2017 - 5 PM

Ilana Miller (University of Chicago) Was there such a thing as “Jewish popular culture” under communism? In this presentation, I use data collected from the publishing and film industries to examine moments of increased...

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Imre Kertész, the „Medium of Auschwitz“

Imre Kertész, the „Medium of Auschwitz“

9 May 2017 - 5 PM

Clara Royer (CEFRES, Prague) To Imre Kertész, “Auschwitz” was the “Ecce homo” of two thousand years of European Christian culture. Such collapse of the so-called humanist culture led him to undertake a radical...

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Jewish Prague Revisited

Jewish Prague Revisited

Debate over the book series Jews - History - Memory

Discussion with Martina Niedhammer and Ines Koeltzsch, authors of two books about Jewish Prague in the 19th and the 20th centuries, and with Zuzana Schreiberová from the Multicultural Center in Prague who coordinates a project...

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New Approaches to the History of the Jews under Communism

New Approaches to the History of the Jews under Communism

23–25 May 2017, Prague

The experience of the Jews under the Communist régimes of east-central and eastern Europe has been a hotly debated topic of historiography since the 1950s. Until the 1980s, Cold War propaganda exerted a powerful influence...

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Concierges of Budapest as Ordinary Profiteers of the Holocaust in Hungary

Concierges of Budapest as Ordinary Profiteers of the Holocaust in Hungary

6 June 2017 - 5 PM

Istvan Pal Adam (CEFRES, Prague) During the Second World War, Budapest concierges (in Hungarian, házmester, in Czech, domovník) were a link between the authorities and most Jewish citizens living in the city. This role...

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Eighth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

Eighth Session of the International Forum of Young Scholars on East European Jewry

3-6 July 2017, Prague, Villa Lanna

The Leonid Nevzlin Research Center for Russian and East European Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Institute of Contemporary History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, NYU Prague, the Skirball...

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Second Workshop of the Authors’ Team Prague and Beyond: Jews in the Bohemian Lands

Second Workshop of the Authors’ Team Prague and Beyond: Jews in the Bohemian Lands

12-13 July 2017, Prague, Villa Lanna

Participants: Michael Miller (Central European University, Budapest) Hillel Kieval (Washington University, St. Louis) Verena Kasper-Marienberg (North Carolina State University) Rachel Greenblatt (University of Connecticut)...

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Germans or Jews? German-Speaking Jews in Post-War Europe

Germans or Jews? German-Speaking Jews in Post-War Europe

24 August 2017, Center for Jewish History, New York

The LBI London, in cooperation with LBI New York and with the Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences, is holding a workshop at the Center for Jewish History, New York, 24 August 2017.

About the workshop:

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Large Scale Use of Oral History Accounts in the Historiography of the Shoah

Large Scale Use of Oral History Accounts in the Historiography of the Shoah

17 October 2017 - 5 PM

Éva Kovács (Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, Vienna) The Case of the Hungarian-Jewish Slave Labourers in Vienna (1944-45) In the past two decades, thanks to the opening of the digital collections in the...

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Concerning Retribution: The Holocaust on Trial in Slovakia, 1945–48

Concerning Retribution: The Holocaust on Trial in Slovakia, 1945–48

14 November 2017 - 5 PM

Michala Lônčíková (Comenius University, Bratislava) Similarly to other European countries that, immediately after the war, were facing the aftermath of German occupation and collaboration, a system of retributive justice...

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Solving the Housing Crisis: The Eviction and Resettlement of Jews in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1942

Solving the Housing Crisis: The Eviction and Resettlement of Jews in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1942

28 November 2017 - 5 PM

Benjamin Frommer (Northwestern University, Evanston) By the time the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia boarded transport trains for the Nazi ghettos in Theresienstadt and occupied Eastern Europe, many, if not most, of them had...

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Third Workshop of the Authors’ Team Prague and Beyond: Jews in the Bohemian Lands

Third Workshop of the Authors’ Team Prague and Beyond: Jews in the Bohemian Lands

6-7 December, 2017, CEU, Budapest

Participants: Michael Miller (Central European University, Budapest) Hillel Kieval (Washington University, St. Louis) Verena Kasper-Marienberg (North Carolina State University) Joshua Teplitsky (Stony Brook University)...

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Publishing Books in Early Modern Jewish Prague

Publishing Books in Early Modern Jewish Prague

12 December 2017 - 5 PM

Olga Sixtová (Charles University, Prague) What factors and who determined the literature to be published in early modern Jewish Prague? Like their readers, the publishers of Jewish literature (often not the same people...

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