Research - Projects
The experience and history of the Sonderkommando have been central to a number of crucial topics in post-war debates about the Shoah. Their proximity to the extermination process conferred a singular status to their testimonies. The conference considers this essential legacy.
The female guards in Nazi concentration camps occupied a key position in the camp chain of command between male SS leaders and female prisoner-functionaries. These women were responsible for a considerable part of the violence routinely perpetrated against female camp inmates.
The present anthology is the result of the 20th Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Concentration Camps that took place in Minsk, Belarus in April 2015. It assembles research papers of up-and-coming scholars from Western and Eastern Europe who, from different perspectives, deal with problems of political, economic and ideological processes and dynamics in the context of the German policy of occupation, annihilation and forced labour.
Paying attention to scholarship on the history of the family, on state and NGO aid provision, and on the perspectives of children themselves, the conference focuses on constructions and understandings of trauma as a medicalised category.
Depuis sa création, la Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah a aidé 145 chercheurs. Elle a distribué 109 bourses doctorales, 24 bourses post-doctorales et 18 aides à la recherche. Une rencontre avec d'anciens boursiers de la FMS s'est tenue le 20 janvier à l'Institut historique allemand de Paris ; l'occasion de dresser un panorama du programme d'aide à la recherche de la Fondation.
This two-year project, made up of an international team and coordinated by the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of Helsinki, examines the histories and divergent fates of circus owners, circus families and performers in Europe under National Socialism.
This symposium is organised by Pantheon-Assas University and Euroforum (European Forum for Ukraine). The papers will focus on understanding the facts of the German occupation (1941-1944)
The Foundation and the Institut Emilie du Châtelet are willing to promote research on the topics, offering a doctoral and a post-doc stipend to researchers from various disciplines. This study day will present the huge available resources and let issues and callings come up. French will be the language of the meeting.
The 900 Holocaust audio interviews and transcripts have been archived at the Oral History Division of the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. They include interviews with child survivors of the Holocaust, children of Nazis and observers of Nazi persecution, conducted in the early 1960s.
The 21st Workshop on History and Memory of National Socialist Camps and Extermination Sites” will take place in May 2016 in Aix-en-Provence (France) with the topic “Between Collaboration and Resistance”.