07. February 2018
Venue: Center for Historical Research Berlin of the Polish Academy of Science
Organizers: Dr. Zofia Wóycicka (Center for Historical Research Berlin of the Polish Academy of Science), Dr. Raphael Utz (Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena), German Resistance Memorial Center
Dates: June 27th-29th, 2018
Application deadline: March 18th, 2018
In the last decades, the Holocaust has become the center of attention within the European memory of World War II. At the core are the Jewish victims, the German perpetrators and their local henchmen. Recently however, the focus has broadened to include help delivered to the Holocaust victims by non-Jews. On European and international level an increasing emphasis is being put on commemorating people who saved Jews during World War II. The Stockholm Declaration adopted by the Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research in the year 2000 has already stressed the importance of preserving the memory of those “who defied the Nazis, and sometimes gave their own lives to protect or rescue the Holocaust's victims”. In 2007, member-states of the Council of Europe signed a Solemn tribute to the “Righteous” of Europe. In 2012, the European Parliament established the European Day of the Righteous. Growing interest in the topic can also be traced on national level. During the last two decades a number of European states has introduced legal regulations, established holidays and organized official ceremonies honoring their Righteous. The process of commemorating people who saved Jews during World War II has also found expression in erecting museums and monuments dedicated to them all over Europe.
The workshop aims to gather international scholars of different disciplines – historians, historians of literature, art historians, social scientists, museum specialists and others – researching on the memory of Jewish rescue during World War II.
If interested, please send an abstract (no longer than 300 words) and a short CV by 18 March to: Zofia Wóycicka (zofia.woycicka(at)cbh.pan(dot)pl).
Please find the complete CALL FOR PAPERS here as a pdf file.