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Philipp Dinkelaker: ‘Jewish Collaboration’? Honour Courts, Criminal Courts, And Compensation Trials Against Shoah Survivors in Post-National Socialist Germany

Wednesday, 3. November 2021, 15:00 - 17:00



VWI invites the Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History (IKT) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW)

Wally HPhilipp Dinkelaker’s PhD project deals with the moral and ethical accusations and criminal proceedings against German-Jewish survivors of the Shoah who were perceived as Nazi collaborators in Cold War Germany. The project analyses how German-Jewish survivors and the two postwar German societies treated alleged traitors and embeds this analysis into the wider picture of German Vergangenheitsbewältigung. With a new combination of sources, Dinkelaker shows that accused survivors were not only brought before inner-Jewish honour courts. A considerable number of alleged Jewish Gestapo helpers were held accountable by German or Soviet law enforcement after the war, while the actual Gestapo perpetrators mostly got away.

Commented by Heidemarie Uhl

Philipp Dinkelaker is a historian from Berlin, who recently published a monograph about the Sammellager Synagoge Levetzowstraße (a detention camp for Jews) in Nazi Berlin. He is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University of Berlin and was previously a Junior Fellow at the Centre for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich.

Heidemarie Uhl is a senior researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna and a lecturer at the University of Vienna and the University of Graz. Among other things, she is a member of the Austrian Delegation to the IHRA, chair of the Fachkommission of the Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten, and vice chairperson of the International Scientific Advisory Board of the Haus der Geschichte Österreich. Her current research analyses the representation of the Shoah in Austrian museums.

Document: Wally H., revoking her status as a “victim of fascism”, Landesarchiv Berlin C Rep. 118-01 Nr. 38299, p. 71 © P. Dinkelaker

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