“Holocaust in Southeastern Europe”

May 25–26, 2015, Bucharest 


The Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies had organised interdisciplinary regional conference on the “Holocaust in Southeastern Europe”, on May 25–26, 2015 in Bucharest. The conference tried to stimulate discussion and debate on current research on the Holocaust, and to foster interdisciplinary and transnational cooperation among scholars of the topic in the region. Conference highlighted new research in such areas as atrocities, mass killing, and mass graves; the radicalization of local politics during Nazi occupation; forced and slave labor; the dynamics of complicity and collaboration; everyday life on the front and under occupation; plunder, robbery, and expropriation; refugees and displaced persons; understudied victims; gender; the cultural politics of representation and commemoration in the aftermath; contemporary Holocaust revisionism and denial, and manifestations of antisemitic and anti-Romani prejudice; and communities and identities forged around the experiences of war and genocide. Members of Center for History attended on Symposium.