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

Sixth international multidisciplinary conference, to be held at Birkbeck, University of London, and The Wiener Library.

Wed 10 Jan 2018 to Fri 12 Jan 2018

Time: 9am-5pm

In memory of David Cesarani

This conference is planned as a follow-up to the five successful conferences, which took place at Imperial War Museum London in 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 and 2015. 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.

Fees: GBP85 for speakers. The fee includes admission to all panels and evening events, lunches and refreshments during the conference. Further information and registration details will be made available in due time, including the exact timing of the programme.

The conference is being organised by:

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