Call for papers: Beyond camps and forced labour

Current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution. Seventh international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Birkbeck, University of London, and The Wiener Holocaust Library, London, 6-8 January 2021

Conference outline

This conference is planned as a follow-up to the six successful conferences, which took place at Imperial War Museum London in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and at Birkbeck, University of London, and The Wiener Holocaust Library in 2018. It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.

The aim is to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These will include - but are not limited to - Jews, Roma and Sinti, Slavonic peoples, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Soviet prisoners of war, political dissidents, members of underground movements, the disabled, the so-called ‘racially impure’, and forced labourers. For the purpose of the conference, a ‘survivor’ is defined as anyone who suffered any form of persecution by the Nazis or their allies as a result of the Nazis’ racial, political, ideological or ethnic policies from 1933 to 1945, and who survived the Second World War.

The organisers welcome proposals which focus on topics and themes of the ‘life after’, ranging from the experience of liberation to the trans-generational impact of persecution, individual and collective memory and consciousness, and questions of theory and methodology.

 

Please send an abstract of 200-250 words together with a biography of 50-100 words by
31 March 2020 to Dieter Steinert: j.d.steinert@wlv.ac.uk

 

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