Remembering the Holocaust in the 21st Century: – Digital Pathways to Remembrance – Conference

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02 Jun

The Foundation for the Szeged Synagogue, the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest (HDKE), and the Austrian Cultural Forum, in cooperation with the Szeged and Novi Sad Jewish Communities, will stage a two-day a memorial event and conference on Holocaust research titled
Remembering the Holocaust in the 21st Century: Digital Pathways to Remembrance
on 26-27 June, 2022.

The event takes place within the frameworks of a research project supported by the Claims Conference and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
Contemporary digital approaches to Holocaust memory have been increasingly prevalent in the scientific discussion over the course of the past decades. While digital methods and approaches allow for new approaches and opportunities for preserving and respecting the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, and creating new pathways to scientific research, there are challenges evolving from the digital culture.  The goal of the event is to allow for a fruitful discussion and exchange of scientific expertise in the field of Holocaust and (digital) memory studies via fresh, socially inclusive and digital approaches.  In addition, the event seeks to establish a network of professionals, academics, and the (digital) audience to explore the potential futures of Holocaust research in Central and Eastern Europe. As a part of the event, a workshop will be organized on the fate of Jews deported from Szeged to and through Strasshof near Vienna.

The workshop is part of a project funded by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), led by Dóra Pataricza, PhD (Szeged Jewish Community), organized jointly with the NGO Tikun (Novi Sad, Serbia) and the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest, supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest.

Preliminary programme and locations:

26 June, 11am-4pm, Szeged:
▪              remembrance at the entry of the former brick factory ghetto (32 Cserzy M. St., Szeged)
▪              service in the Szeged New Synagogue (10 Jósika St., Szeged)
▪              discussion with the survivors at the ceremonial hall of the Szeged Jewish Community (20 Gutenberg St. Szeged),
▪              walkthrough of the most important locations of the Holocaust in Szeged.

27 June, 11am-5pm, Budapest:
Presentations and workshop at the Holocaust Memorial Center; ground floor of the synagogue (39 Páva St. Budapest). The detailed program of the workshop will be published at a later date.

In order to participate to the whole, or parts of the event, please register by fillin in the form.

Presenters at the Conference

  • Dr. Cornelia Shati-Geissler, Director of the research project “Transports to Extinction” International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem
  • Aleksandar Bursać, senior archivist, The Archives of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Bernhard Blank, Chairman of the association working group Strasshof,
  • Dr. Dóra Pataricza, Dr. Mercédesz Czimbalmos, Szeged Jewish Community, Hungary
  • Alexandra M. Szabó, researcher, Eötvös Lóránd University, Faculty of Social Sciences, PhD student at the Brandeis University, Waltham Massachusetts, USA
  • Dr. Borbála Klacsmann

For the abstracts of the presentations (in original languages) please see the attachement.

Please, indicate your intention to take part to the event by clicking to THIS link.


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