Conference “Jewish towns are now all gone ...” The destruction of Jews in Polish countryside

From the call for papers (deadline 17 May):

"The Institute of National Remembrance Branch in Łódź and the Centre for Jewish Research of the University of Łódź have the honor to announce international scientific conference

“Jewish towns are now all gone ...” The destruction of Jews in Polish countryside

The conference will be held at the Institute of History of the University of Łódź on 27-28 October 2011.

The main objective of the conference is to present the situation of the Jewish population in the Polish countryside during World War Two. It is an attempt to find answers to questions concerning the organization of the mechanism of the destruction of Jews (legal system, administrative apparatus) and the process of extermination itself. Another significant issue involves the response of the Polish and German society to the drama of thousands of Jews.

Another objective of the conference is to present the current status of research of the Holocaust of small Jewish communities. On the one hand, subjects covering the major ghettos (Warsaw, Łódź, Kraków, Białystok) and extermination camps (Auschwitz, Chełmno on the Ner, Majdanek) are dominant in the historiography, while on the other hand, the majority of research is focusing on the subject of territories incorporated into the General Government as compared with the area of Poland annexed by the Third Reich."

See the full call for papers in English here.

For more information email konferencja.miasteczka@gmail.com.

Date: 
27 October 2011 - 28 October 2011
27 Oct 2011
28 Oct 2011
Europe/Warsaw