Jewish Experiences and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem are pleased to invite applications for a research workshop entitled, Jewish Experiences and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. The workshop is scheduled for August 5-16, 2019 at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. This is a second research workshop co-organized by USHMM and Yad Vashem with a focus on the former Soviet Union.
The workshop will focus on the Holocaust and Jewish life in World War II in the countries of the former Soviet Union, including areas that were occupied by German and Romanian forces. Topics might include, but are not limited to the following themes: antisemitism, evacuation and Jewish life in the Soviet rear, ghettoization, collaboration, hiding, resistance, gender, sexual violence, Jewish children and families during the Holocaust, survival in camps and ghettoes, Jews in the Red Army, trauma, art and literature.
Participants will be expected to submit a paper (no more than 15 pages) a month prior to the start of the workshop for circulation among the participants. Daily sessions will include 30-minute presentations followed by discussion of research (up to 30 min), as well as an opportunity for participants to do research at the Museum's library and archives.
Applications will be accepted from doctoral candidates (aspirants) and scholars who obtained their Ph.D. (or candidate of science degree) within the last five years. Applications are welcome from scholars working in all relevant academic disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, geography, film studies, history, Jewish studies, law, literature, material culture, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, and other fields.