The Holocaust in Greece: Genocide and its Aftermath

Research Workshop

The Holocaust in Greece: Genocide and its Aftermath

21 November 2014

Thessaloniki, Greece

An international workshop of the Journal of Genocide Research and

the International Hellenic University

Call for Papers

The editors of the Journal of Genocide Research (journal of the International

Network of Genocide Scholars) and the School of Humanities of the International

Hellenic University invite expressions of interest for participation in a one-day

research workshop on the history of the Holocaust in Greece. The focus will be the

events of the Nazi occupation, including deportations, and resistance, as well as

their aftermath. The workshop will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, a city of great

symbolic importance to Sephardic Jewry. The workshop language is English.

Holocaust research remains relatively understudied and marginal both within

Holocaust literature and the Greek academic and public spheres. With significant

delay, it is currently being incorporated in the Greek national historiography. Issues

of special interest to the organizers are: property confiscation; local dimensions of

the Nazi occupation such as Jewish community responses and resistance; the Greek

administration’s involvement in implementing Nazi policies; the Holocaust in Eastern

Macedonia and Thrace and the Dodecanese (areas outside the administrative

boundaries of the Greek state at the time); Greece in the context of the continentwide

“Final Solution”; antisemitism; rescue networks; camp and DP camp

experiences of Greek Jews; Sonderkommando; camp returnees and restoration of

the communities; the Jewish community politics of memorialization; and the public

sphere and the Holocaust in Greece.

The workshop organisers invite original (i.e. not previously published), Englishlanguage

contributions dealing with these or other aspects of the Holocaust in

Greece. Prospective presenters are invited to submit a paper title, 400-500-word

abstract (detailing argument, innovation and sources), CV, AV equipment

requirements (DVD, computer, projector, etc.) and contact details by 1 June 2014 via

email to Prof. A. Dirk Moses, Senior Editor of the Journal of Genocide Research: Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 1 July


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