Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: current international research on survivors of Nazi persecution

International Conference - 10-12 January 2018

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10th January, 2018 - 12th January, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Birkbeck, University of London and The Wiener Library, London

This conference is a follow-up to the five successful conferences, which took place at Imperial War Museum London in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. It builds on areas previously investigated, and also opens up new fields of academic enquiry.

It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines who are engaged in research on all groups of survivors of Nazi persecution. These 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.

View the programme.

Hear Tim Cole’s keynote lecture.

See the call for papers here.

The conference is organised by:

Suzanne Bardgett, Imperial War Museums, London
Ben Barkow, The Wiener Library, London
David Feldman, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London
Jessica Reinisch, Birkbeck, University of London
Christine Schmidt, The Wiener Library, London
Johannes-Dieter Steinert, University of Wolverhampton
Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London

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