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Holocaust in Southeastern Europe

Wann 25.11.2010 um 09:00 bis
26.11.2010 um 18:00
Wo FRIAS Seminarraum EG, Albertstr. 19
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Ulrich Herbert, Direktor und Internal Senior Fellow und
Susanne Heim  (IFZ München-Berlin)


Holocaust in Southeastern Europe

Since the end of the cold war and the opening of archives especially in the former communist countries of Europe research on the Holocaust has boomed considerably. The huge amount of documents recently emerged enlarges our knowledge especially on regions such as Southeastern Europe where research in previous decades had been limited to a small number of experts. The workshop is aimed to give a survey of recent findings and formerly lesser-known sources and will discuss peculiarities within the history of persecution and murder of European Jewry in South Eastern Europe, both from a conceptual perspective and with regard to the available sources. We will explore the role of indigenous societies and institutions as well as the history of the Jews in these countries and regions. Each presentation will focus on a specific region or country and on a specific perspective, such as the indigenous administration, police, propaganda or the behavior of non-Jews, including churches and underground movements, in the face of the persecution. On the other hand, the various kinds of experiences of the persecuted will also be covered, such as everyday life, hunger, forced labor, escape, resistance, but also Jewish welfare or the imposed Judenräte.

The workshop is organized in the context of the document edition “The Persecution and Extermination of the European Jews by Nazi Germany 1933-1945” (VEJ), which is shared by four German scientific institutions: Bundesarchiv (Federal Archive), Institut für Zeitgeschichte (Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin), the Chair for the History of Central Eastern Europe at the Free University Berlin, Prof. G. Pickhan, and the Chair for Modern History at the University of Freiburg, Prof. Herbert. The edition is expected to comprise sixteen volumes each containing about 300 documents. It will include documents from the “perpetrators’ side,” as well testimonials by victims, and relevant materials from non-participants.

Programme (PDF)

Artikel NZZ (PDF)