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The research plans and projects of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies (VWI) require continuous discussion and in-depth academic consideration and fine-tuning.

 

The VWI workshops provide a forum for the in-depth discussion of the core research areas of the institute. These are determined by the International Academic Advisory Board in its position paper and in its recommendations, while the VWI also independently elaborates, formulates, and executes themes, ideas, and concepts. Externals experts are also frequently involved in the conceptualisation of workshops, with their academic institutions then moreover serving as partner organisations in the concrete event.

 

The format employed since 2011 – the date of the first VWI workshop – of employing a range of presentations partly solicited through a Call for Papers and partly through invitations extended to renowned experts for individual panels or as keynotes has proven most productive.

 

Beyond this, the VWI also involves itself financially or in content and organisation with various conferences which correlate with the profile of the institute.

 

 

Workshop
Heritage Recovered. The Holocaust in Jewish Archives - An International Comparison
   

From Thursday, 20. June 2013 -  10:00
To Friday, 21. June 2013 - 20:00

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Wien, Sitzungssaal, 1. Stiege, 1. Stock

 

Heritage-Recovered EinladungJewish archives are repositories of the heritage of the Holocaust. They serve as institutions of preservation and research as well as sites of remembrance. The first archival material created by Jewish communities or ghetto administrations under Nazi control during the time of persecution and annihilation are ambivalent sources, enforced by the perpetrators. At the same time Jews created clandestine reports as acts of resistance in the face of imminent destruction. Immediately after the liberation Jewish initiatives started to collect survivor testimonies. However, many Holocaust archives are not located in the countries where the persecution and murder of Jews was carried out but in the new home countries of refugees or survivors. Just as the Holocaust shapes contemporary Jewish identity, the frame of the society where the Holocaust archive is located also influences the interpretation of the Holocaust. The conference will explore how this effects the collection of materials as well as the very comprehension and interpretation of the Holocaust.

 

Besides traditional collections of written documents, photographs and artefacts, audio and audiovisual testimonies of survivors have become important sources for the research of the Holocaust and have helped to present it to a broader, also non-Jewish audience. In the latest turn, developments and possibilities involving digitisation and online archives have offered new forms of preserving and presenting archival material. The internet has created new globalised forms of accessibility and fosters new approaches for the local/national formation of Jewish identity – especially in post-communist Eastern Europe – and new perceptions and methods in the understanding and narration of the Holocaust in general.

 

In cooperation with the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History of the Austrian Academy of Science and co-funded by the Rothschild-Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe.

 

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WEDNEDSDAY JUNE 19, 2013 - EVENING

Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv

1010 Wien, Minoritenplatz 1

Dachfoyer

 

KEYNOTE-ADDRESS

18:30

Tom SEGEV (Jerusalem)

Archives, Secrets and Politics in Israel

  

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013 – MORNING

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

1010 Wien, Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2

Sitzungssaal

  

WELCOME ADDRESSES

9:00

Michael RÖSSNER (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien)

Béla RÁSKY (Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien – VWI)

  

MORNING CHAIR

Heidemarie UHL (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien)

  

DOCUMENTING CATASROPHE AND RESCUE

 

9:10

Jonathan BRENT (YIVO, Institute for Jewish Research, New York)

YIVO: Collection Efforts 1925-1941

 

9:40

Ben BARKOW (The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide,London)

The Wiener Library: A Legacy of German Jewry

 

10:10

Rochelle RUBINSTEIN (Central Zionist Archives, Jerusalem)

Holocaust-related material at the Central Zionist Archives

 

10:40 Discussion

11:10 Coffee Break

 

EARLY TESTIMONIES

 

11:30

Samuel D. KASSOW (Trinity College, Hartford)

"Collect Everything": Emanuel Ringelblum and His Secret Archive.

 

12:00

Alan ROSEN (Jerusalem)

Recording the Holocaust: David Boder’s 1946 DP Interviews and the Creation of Holocaust Archives

 

12:30 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

  

THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013, AFTERNOON

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

1010 Wien, Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2

Sitzungssaal

 

AFTERNOON CHAIR:

Ursula MINDLER (Andrássy Universität, Budapest)

 

JEWISH ADMINISTRATION DURING THE HOLOCAUST 

 

14:30

Susanne USLU-PAUER (Archiv der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde Wien)

The Archive of the Jewish Community of Vienna

 

15:00

Michal FRANKL (Židovské muzeum v Praze, Prague)

(Re)Constructing the Archive of the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto

 

15:30 Discussion

16:00 Coffee Break

 

DOCUMENTATION OF THE HOLOCAUST AND JEWISH POLITICS – THE EXAMPLE OF THE JEWISH WORLD CONGRESS

 

16:30

Mark A. LEWIS (College of Staten Island, City University of New York)

The World Jewish Congress Archives in the Holocaust Era: New Possibilities for Research

 

17:00

Attila GIDÓ (Institutul pentru studierea problemelor minorităţilor naţionale, Cluj-Napoca)

The 1946 Survey of the World Jewish Congress among the Romanian Holocaust Survivors

 

17:30 Discussion

  

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013 - MORNING

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

1010 Wien, Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2

Sitzungssaal

 

MORNING CHAIR:

Eleonore LAPPIN-EPPEL (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften Wien)

 

NATIONAL MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST

 

9:00

Tal BRUTTMANN (L´École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris)

Centre de documentation juive contemporaine: From Open Source Intelligence to Archives

 

9:30

Rita HORVÁTH (Yad Vashem, Jerusalem)

The DEGOB Testimonies and the Question of Jewish Identity in Post-Holocaust Hungary, 1945-1946

 

10:00

Laura BRAZZO (Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea, Milan)

Jewish Contemporary Documentation Centre CDEC: From an Archive for Shoah History to Institute for the History of Italian Judaism

 

10:30 Discussion

11:00 Coffee Break

 

TRANSNATIONAL MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST

 

11:30

Eleonora BERGMAN (Żydowski Instytut Historyczny, Warsaw)

The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw: Parallel, not Common. Jewish Post-War Documentation Projects

 

12:00

Yaakov BORUT (Yad Vashem, Jerusalem)

Yad Vashem Archive as an Archive of the Holocaust: New Developments and New Possibilities

 

12:30

Frank MECKLENBURG (Leo Baeck Institute, New York)

DigiBaeck – The Archives of the Leo Baeck Institute in the Digital Age

 

13:00 Discussion

13:30 Lunch

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013 - AFTERNOON

Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

1010 Wien, Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2

Sitzungssaal

 

AFTERNOON CHAIR:

Béla RÁSKY (Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien – VWI)

 

THE VOICES OF THE SURVIVORS

 

15:00

Joanne RUDOF (Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University, New Haven)

Holocaust Witness Accounts: History and Institutional Context

 

15:30

Katalin PÉCSI-POLLNER (Eszterház Egyesület, Budapest)

Different Narratives. Interviews in Israel with Surviving Women from the Hungarian Zionist Resistance Movement, 1944-45

 

16:00

Júlia VAJDA (Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest)

Totalitarianism and Holocaust. A Colleczion of 334 Digitally Recorded Life Stories

 

16: 30 Discussion

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

17:00

Eleonore LAPPIN-EPPEL (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien)

 

Report: Wiener Zeitung

 

 

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