International Hellenic University Journal of Genocide Research

About the Conference

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The editors of the Journal of Genocide Research (the official journal of the International Network of Genocide Scholars) and the School of Humanities of the International Hellenic University are organising a one-day research workshop on the history of the Holocaust in Greece. The focus will not only be on the actual events of the Nazi occupation, including deportations, and resistance, but also on 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, with significant delay, is currently being incorporated in the Greek national historiography. It remains relatively understudied and marginal both within Holocaust literature and the Greek academic and public spheres. The workshop agenda is open but the organizers would especially welcome papers of an interdisciplinary and comparative nature or which use new research tools and sources. 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 that time); Greece in the context of the “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.