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28. November 2020 08:00 - 27. January 2021 23:59
FellowshipsCall for Fellowships 2021/22
Fellowships 2021/2022 at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) The Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) invites applications for its fellowships for the academic year 2022/2022. The VWI is an academic institution dedicated to the research and...Weiterlesen...
28. November 2020 08:00 - 06. December 2020 23:59
CfP - WorkshopsÜberlebendenverbände: Erinnerungsgemeinschaften und politische Akteure im Kalten Krieg
„Nie wieder!“ – dieser Ruf, als Motto auf zahlreichen Veranstaltungen wie den Befreiungsfeiern in den Konzentrationslagern zu hören bzw. auf Transparenten und Plakaten seit 1945 zu lesen, war zentraler Ansporn und zentrales Motiv für vielfältige Aktivitäten von Überlebendenorganisatio...Weiterlesen...
02. December 2020 15:00
VWI invitesLukas Meissel: The Perpetrators’ Gaze. SS Photography at Concentration Camps
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81524562409?pwd=SW44QzVERXp6Ri9HM1ZybVJmMTg2QT09 VWI invites Anton Holzer This lecture presents new research on photographic practices in Nazi concentration camps, specifically photographs taken by SS men from the Erkennungsdienste (identification departm...Weiterlesen...
10. December 2020 15:00
VWI invites/goes to...Julie Dawson: “As to my emotional anguish, there are days when I feel endlessly miserable...”: Hachsharot in Early Post-War Romania and the Limits of Belonging
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87188649286?pwd=ZmFjT2VPL21QaUZoQ3lrNTl1Y0lnUT09    VWI invites the Institut für jüdische Geschichte Österreichs This presentation examines the activities of Zionist youth organisations in Romania during the immediate post-war period using docume...Weiterlesen...

Rasa Baločkaitė

Research Fellow (10/2019–03/2020)

 

Coping with Trauma among Descendants of Holocaust Perpetrators in Lithuania

 

BALOCKAITEWhile the Holocaust is articulated in Lithuania mostly at the political or historical levels, with a focus on historical details, political circumstances, public commemorations etc., this project aims to illuminate the psychological dimensions, namely how descendants of Holocaust perpetrators deal with their parents’ and grandparents’ pasts. The research was inspired by German literature on Nazi children (Jennifer Teege and Niklas Frank) and supported by Hannah Arendt’s idea that evil affects both sides equally, the victim and the perpetrator, and that trauma effects are transferred from one generation to another. The research is based on two books, Musiskiai (Our People, 2016) by Rūta Vanagaite and Mes nežudėme (We Did Not Kill, 2017) by Arkadijus Vinokuras, both consisting of conversations with the descendants of Holocaust perpetrators. The research explores emotional and psychological responses to the traumatising past, strategies of coping such as active forgetting, anger, denial, and rationalisation, the linguistic and narrative framing of the trauma, and the link between personal and collective or official narratives.

 

Rasa Baločkaitė Baločkaitė is Associate Professor of Sociology at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania. Her scholarly interests include Soviet and post-Soviet studies. She was a Fulbright scholar at UC Berkeley in 2011 and a visiting fellow at the Centre for Contemporary History in Potsdam in 2013. Rasa Baločkaitė has published in leading journals such as Problems of Post Communism, Language Policy, and European History Quarterly. She has also written extensively on traumatic and post-traumatic experiences for Lithuanian media.

 

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