Events 2021

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

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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Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust

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

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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Jewish, Romani and Interethnic Families in the Era of Nationalism, Nazism and Communism

Jewish, Romani and Interethnic Families in the Era of Nationalism, Nazism and Communism

15 June, 2021 - 6 pm CET

Benjamin Frommer (Northwestern University, Evanston) Kateřina Čapková (ÚSD AV ČR) Book presentation of two volumes with entangled topics

Intermarriage from Central Europe to Central Asia. Mixed Families in the...

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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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