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International Annual Summer Workshops 2008-2012

International Summer Workshop, "The Persecution and Murder of Jews:  Grassroots Perspectives" International Summer Workshop, The Persecution and Murder of Jews: Grassroots Perspectives
International Summer Workshop, "The Persecution and Murder of Jews:  Grassroots Perspectives" International Summer Workshop, The Persecution and Murder of Jews: Grassroots Perspectives

The Annual Summer Workshop program was established by the International Institute for Holocaust Research in 2008 in order to invite researchers to discuss and give presentations on new research being conducted on a particular topic.

The first workshop, Jewish Life During the Holocaust: New Approaches to and Aspects of Jewish Social Life, took place on 6-10 July 2008.  The participants included: Prof. David Bankier, The International Institute for Holocaust Research – Yad Vashem and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Dr. Havi Dreifus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Mrs. Ester Farbstein, Jerusalem Michlalah; Prof. Detlef Garz, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; Dr. Edyta Gawron, Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Prof. Zvi Gitelman, University of Michigan; Dr. Amos Goldberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Prof. Jan Grabowski, University of Ottawa; Dr. Rita Horváth, Bar-Ilan University; Prof. Samuel Kassow, Trinity College, Hartford; Dr. Jacek Leociak, Polish Academy of Science (PAN); Dr. Dariusz Libionka, Polish Academy of Science (PAN); Prof. Dan Michman, Yad Vashem and Bar-Ilan University; Prof. Judit Molnár, University of Szeged; Dr. Emuna Nachmany-Gafny, Oranim Educational College; Dr. Iael Nidam-Orvieto, Yad Vashem and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Prof. Dalia Ofer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Prof. Avinoam Patt, University of Hartford; Dr. Lea Prais, Yad Vashem; Dr. Robert Rozett, Yad Vashem; Dr. David Silberklang, Yad Vashem and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Dr. Chaim Shalem, Jerusalem Michlalah; Dr. Mikhail Tyaglyy, Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, Kiev; Dr. Michal Unger, Ashkelon Academic College; Prof. Yfaat Weiss, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and Prof. Lenore Weitzman, George Mason University, Fairfax.

On 13-20 July 2009, the second summer workshop, The Holocaust and Its Aftermath (1933-1947) The Press, Newsreels and Radio Broadcasts in Real Time, was held at the International Institute for Holocaust Research.  The participants were: Prof. Ilya Altmann, Holocaust Research and Educational Center; Prof. David Bankier, The International Institute for Holocaust Research – Yad Vashem and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ms. Liat Ben Habib, Visual Center – Yad Vashem; Prof. Michael Birdwell, Tennessee Technological University; Dr. Tommaso Dell’Era, Tuscia University; Mr. Patrick Fournier, University of Ottawa; Dr. Ulrich Frisse, University of Western Ontario; Dr. Valeria Galimi, University of Sienna; Prof. Jan Grabowski, University of Ottawa; Mr. Varga János, Hungarian Film Archives; Prof. Jöel Kotel, Free University of Brussels; Mr. Jan Lanicke, University of Southampton; Prof. Dan Michman, The International Institute for Holocaust Research – Yad Vashem and Bar-Ilan University; Dr. Raffella Perin, University of Padova and the Foundation for Religious Studies John XXIII; Dr. Alan Rosen, Independent Researcher; Mr. Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate; Dr. Colin Shindler, University of London; Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim, The Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf”; Prof. Johannes Houwink Ten Cate, University of Amsterdam and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies; and Prof. Roel Vande Winkel, University of Antwerp and University of Ghent.

The Institute’s third annual summer workshop The Persecution and Murder of Jews:  Grassroots Perspectives was held from 5 – 12 July 2010.  This workshop was held with the participation of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Research Fellows “The Persecution and Murder of Jews: Grassroots Perspectives” at the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, was convened 4-12 July 2010.  The participates included: Waitman Beorn, Claims Conference Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA; Tal Bruttmann, City of Grenoble, France; László Csősz, Holocaust Memorial Center, Budapest, Hungary; Jovan Ćulibrk, and Seth Frantzman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Ulrich Frisse, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada; Wolf Gruner, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA; Valeria Galimi, University of Siena, Italy; Rita Horváth and Kinga Frojimovics, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem and Yad Vashem Archives, Jerusalem, Israel; Konrad Kwiet, University of Sydney, Australia;  Daniel Lee, University of Oxford, United Kingdom;  Wendy Lower, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany; Elena Mazzini, The National Institute for the History of the Liberation Movement in Italy (INSMLI), Milan, Italy; Beate Meyer, The Institute for the History of German Jews, Hamburg, Germany; Richards Plavnieks, Claims Conference Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA; Alexander Prusin, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, USA; Leonid Rein, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel; Simona Salustri, University of Bologna, Italy; Virginie Sansico, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris, France; Sylwia Szymanska-Smolkin, Claims Conference Fellow, University of Toronto, Canada; Ram Thein, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic; Nikolaos Tzafleris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Robby Van Eetvelde, Loughborough University, United Kingdom;  Geraldien Von Frijtag, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands;; Daniel Uziel, The Yad Vashem Archives, Jerusalem, Israel. 

The fourth annual workshop, Language, Semantics and Discourse in the Shoah was held 11-14 July 2011.  The participants included:  Karen Auerbach, Research Fellow-Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; Alex Avraham, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; Johann Chapoutot, University Grenoble II, Institut Universitaire de France; Valeria Galimi, Research Fellow -Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; University of Siena; Edyta Gawron, Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Silvia Goldbaum Tarabini Fracapane, Berlin Institute of Technology; Amos Goldberg, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Rita Horváth, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan; Roselyne Koren,  Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan; Jan Láníček, University of Southampton; Dan Michman,Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research and Incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan; Guy Miron, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem; Iael Nidam-Orvieto,  Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem;Dominique Schröder,  University of Bielefeld; David Silberklang, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; The Hebrew University. of Jerusalem), Roni Stauber (Tel Aviv University), Victoriya Sukovata (Kharkiv National University) Antonella Tiburzi (Aned - National Association of Former Deportees, Milan), Daniel Uziel (Yad Vashem, Jerusalem).

The 2012 workshop is: Theological Contemplations and Debates vis-a-vis the Holocaust in Real Time. It will take place on 9-12 July 2012.