The conference is an online-only event. In order to have enough time for the discussion, we decided to make the speakers’ presentations available on the conference website. The conference itself focuses on the discussion, therefore the presentations are only briefly introduced by the moderators in the individual panels. We suggest to listen to and watch the contributions before watching the live discussion of a panel to gain the necessary background. 

Access links to the recorded livestreams of the discussions can be found in the Program section of this website.

  • Panel I: Societies

    Thursday, May 27 / 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
    • Fragmented Commemorations: The Cold War in Dutch Holocaust Memory

    • Holocaust Memory in France during the Cold War: A Historiographical Reconsideration

    • Guilt, Responsibility, and Trauma: Restoring Moral Self-Image in Post-war Slovakia

  • Panel II: Research

    Thursday, May 27 / 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
  • Panel III: Literatures

    Thursday, May 27 / 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Panel IV: Films

    Thursday, May 27 / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Panel V: Jurisdiction Hungary

    Thursday, May 27 / 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
    • The Eichmann Trial in Hungarian Public: Holocaust Memory in the Socialist Press and Propaganda

      Dr. Kata Bohus (Tromsø)
    • »This is not a Jewish question; this is a question of fascism and anti-fascism« – The Eichmann-case and the Hungarian Socialist Workers‘ Party

      Prof. Dr. András Kovács (Budapest/Vienna)
    • Holocaust Historian or Antifascist Nazi Hunter? Jenő Lévai and the Second Wave of War Crimes Trials

      Dr. Máté Zombory (Budapest)
  • Panel VI: Jurisdiction GDR

    Friday, May 28 / 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Panel VII: Jurisdiction Poland

    Friday, May 28 / 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
    • Local Collaborators on Trial: A Transnational Case Study in 1960s Poland

      Dr. Audrey Kichelewski (Strasbourg)
    • Under Political Pressure. The Main Commission for the Investigation of Hitlerite Crimes in Poland in 1967 – 1968

    • Auschwitz in the 1950s – 1960s: Shared European Heritage?

  • Panel VIII: Jurisdiction Czechoslovakia

    Friday, May 28 / 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Ota Kraus and Erich Kulka as Holocaust Historians

      Prof. Dr. Michael Kraus (Middlebury/Vermont)
    • Communist Use and Abuse of Wartime »Jewish Collaboration« in Trials during the 1940s and 1950s

    • From the Eichmann Case to the Malloth Trial. The Czechoslovak Government Commission for the Prosecution of Nazi War Criminals (1965 – 1990)

  • Panel IX: Jurisdiction Sovjet Union

    Friday, May 28 / 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    • Footsoldiers Face Justice: »Aktion Reinhard« Camp Guards‘ Soviet Trials, 1960 – 1970

      Dr. David Alan Rich (Washington, D.C./Bologna)
    • Holocaust and Soviet War Crimes Trials in the Cold War Context: The Case of Soviet Lithuania in the 1960s