Seminar: Holocaust (post)memory in transnational perspectives

Seminar: Holocaust (post)memory in transnational perspectives
Thursday 12 October 2023

20 October 2023, online seminar 

The ANU Centre for European Studies (ANUCES) is pleased to invite you to the seminar Holocaust (post)memory in transnational perspectives, organized in collaboration with the University of Łódź. The seminar is part of the ANUCES Jean Monnet Project Remembering Across the Continents delivered with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. This seminar aims to explore the role of Jewish culture in shaping pre-war local Jewish identities, and how this heritage is commemorated in post-Holocaust discourses across the world. It is also to encourage reflection on how Jewish histories and (post)Holocaust memory is represented and performed in complex transnational contexts. 

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Meeting ID: 853 4372 5209; Password: 093983

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Please note that the seminar starts at

  • 10am (Central European Summer Time)
  • 7pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time)
  • 4am (Eastern Daylight Time), with the first session for USA at 6.30am 



I session (Australia 19.00; USA 4.00)

10.00-10.10 – Opening

10.10-10.30 – Monika Krawczyk (Director, Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw), Commemoration as sign of continuity. Marking Jewish history in public sphere in Poland 1945-1956.

10.30-10.50 – Eva Hussain (Director, Polaron, Language Services–European Citizenship), Lost and Found in Translation: Preserving the Meaning and Accuracy of Writings on the Holocaust

10.50-11.10 – Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams (ANU Centre for European Studies), Rethinking borders, blending stories and performing Holocaust memory in Australia.

11.20-11.50 – discussion

11.50-12.00– break

II session (Australia 21.00; USA 6.00)

12.00-12.15 – Estelle Rozinski (The University of New South Wales), “…And he taught the canaries to sing”: Celebrating the vibrancy of Jewish life in Poland before 1939.

12.15-12.30 – Patrycja Chudzicka-Dudzik (Lodz University), Challenging conventions: depiction of Holocaust and war trauma in Michał Kwieciński’s Philip and its reception in Polish press reviews.

12.30-12.45 – Rachel Merrill Moss (Colgate University), Strategies of Hope, Heroism, and Humanity: approaches to post-Holocaust performances of Jewishness.

12.45-13.15 – discussion

13.15-13.30 – break

III session (23.00 Australia)

13.30-13.45 – Ruthie Abeliovich (Tel Aviv University), Children playing on the Yiddish Stage 1880-1920.

13.45-14.00 – Agata Dąbrowska (Lodz University), Children’s theatre in the ghettos in Poland during WWII.

14.00-14.15 – Jakub Parnes (University of Economics in Katowice), Stars of Warsaw ghetto theatres in the publications of Gazeta Żydowska.

14.15-14.30 – Agnieszka Żółkiewska (Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw), Divided by the Wall? Polish-Jewish theatrical contacts in occupied Warsaw.

14.30.-15.00 – discussion

15.00-15.15 – Final conclusions


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