The Holocaust and European Societies. Social Processes and Social Dynamics

Institute of Contemporary History / Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Leonrodstr. 46 b, 80636 Munich

Thursday, October 23
16.00-16.45: Welcome and Introduction
Andreas Wirsching, Director of the Institute of Contemporary History
Greetings from a political representative
Frank Bajohr, Head of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute of Contemporary History
The Holocaust as Social Process. Some introductory remarks

16.45-17.00 Coffee Break

17.00-19.00 The German Reich after 1933
Moderator: Frank Bajohr
Discussant: Michael Wildt
Anna Ullrich: Fading Friendships and the “decent German” – Jewish coping strategies during the first years
of National Socialism
Froukje Demant: The experience of (ab)normality of Jews and non-Jews in the German-Durch border region
Stefanie Fischer:
The economic trust between Jewish cattle traders and non-Jewish farmers in the German countryside in the 1930s
Susanna Schrafstetter: Jews on the Run:Ordinary Germans and Jewish Flights from Deportation

Friday, October 24
9.30-10.30 and 10.45-12.30 Case Studies from Central and Eastern Europe
Moderator: Giles Bennett Discussant: Jürgen Zarusky
Olga Baranova: Collaborators, Bystanders or Rescuers? The Role of Local Citizens in the Holocaust in Nazi Occupied Belarus
Nadège Ragaru: Nationalizing the Holocaust: Social Exclusion, Expropriation and the Deportation of Jews in Macedonia
Alexander Korb: Non-German Perpetrators during the Holocaust. Croatia in the light of a comparative perspective
Anton Weiss-Wendt: Murder Without Hatred: Explaining Estonian Collaboration in the Holocaust
Barbara Hutzelmann: The Behavior of the Slovakian Society against the Slovakian Jews 1939-1945

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.45 The role of local police forces/local collaboration
Moderator: Sonja Schilcher Discussant: Alan Steinweis
Yannis Skalidakis: Promoting Antisemitism from above: The role of local authorities and institutions in the process ofthe destruction of the Jews in the island of Crete
Tom Frydel: The Everyday in a Crucible: Polish-Jewish Relations in the General Government, 1942-1945
Yuri Radchenko: Ukrainian Hilfspolizei and the Holocaust in Ukraine: The Case of the Donbas

16.00-17.45: Property and Robbery
Moderator: Michael Mayer Discussant: Ingo Loose
Kiril Feferman: Incentives for Genocide: How the Nazis Motivated Local Collaborators in Occupied Soviet Territory
Linda Margittai: Hungarian Civil Society Organizations´Involvemet in the Aryanization Process in the Southern Province 1941-1944
Leonid Rein: Between confiscation and robbery: misappropriation of Jewish property in Nazi-occupied Belarus

18.00-19.15: Social Science approaches to Jewish forced Communities
Moderator: Andrea Löw Discussant: Uta Gerhardt
Elisabeth Pönisch: The “Jews´ Houses” in the German Reich between 1939 and 1945. A life-world study on everyday life and neighbourhood
Justyna Majewska: Jewish social transformation in the Warsaw ghetto. A social science approach

Saturday, October 25
9.00-10.45 Jewish Leadership and Jewish Councils
Moderator: Laura Fontana Discussant: Andrea Löw
Agnieszka Zajączkowska-Drożdż: The role of Krakow´s Judenrat in the extermination of the Jews
Katja Happe: The State and Role of the Jewish Council during the Occupation of the Netherlands
Simo Muir: Jewish Leadership in Finland and Survival Strategies

11.00-13.00 Relations between Jews and non-Jews on a local/regional level
Moderator: Pascal Trees Discussant: Christoph Dieckmann
Natalia Aleksiun: „We were classmates“: Jewish perception of collaborators in Eastern Galicia
Diana Dumitru: Returning Back Home After the Holocaust: Jewish-Gentile Encounters in Bessarabia, Bucovina, and Transnistria
Agnieszka Wierzcholska: Jews and non-Jews in occupied Poland. A micro-study of Tarnów
Izabella Sulyok: Transformation of Jewish-non-Jewish social relations in the third gendarmerie district in Hungary, 1938-1944

13.00-13.30 Concluding remarks Moderator: Dominique Hipp Final remarks by Dieter Pohl

13.30 Lunch and end of the conference