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Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution

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Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street

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Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution 
Seventh International Multidisciplinary Conference, London 
 
Organised by: Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, University of London; Imperial War Museums; Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway, University of London; The Wiener Holocaust Library, London; University of Wolverhampton. 
 
Conference venues: Birkbeck, University of London and The Wiener Holocaust Library, London 
 
This conference, postponed from 2021, follows 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 builds on areas previously investigated, and also opens up new fields of academic enquiry.

The conference brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution and who explore its aftermath in Europe and beyond. These groups of survivors 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. Using a variety of methodologies and highlighting work of new and more established scholars, papers and panels will explore issues of survival, rehabilitation, postwar trials and justice, and memory. 

The programme will be available in late autumn 2022. 

Conference fees include admission to keynote lectures and panels, lunches and refreshments.

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Speakers
  • Professor Emma Kuby, Northern Illinois University
  • Professor Stephanie Schuler-Springorum, Technische Universitat Berlin