Conference: "The Aftermath of the Second World War: A Global Jewish Perspective"

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THIS CONFERENCE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO REGRISTRATION REQUIRED.

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The Aftermath of the Second World War:  A Global Jewish Perspective

Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

University of Toronto

October 15-16, 2018

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

 

Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 208N, 1 Devonshire Place (North House)

 

9:45-10:00      Welcome and opening remarks

 

10:00-11:15    Panel 1: Jewish Survivors in Eastern Europe

 

Chair: Piotr Wróbel (University of Toronto)

 

Joanna Beata Michlic (University College London): “Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Some Vignettes of Jewish Children’s Lives in Early Postwar Poland”

 

Natalia Aleksiun (Touro College): “Jewish Survivor Networks in Eastern Galicia after the Holocaust”

 

11:45-1:15      Panel 2: Rebuilding Jewish Life in Europe

 

Chair: Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto)

 

Anna Holian (Arizona State University): “Reconstructing Livelihoods after Genocide: Jewish Businesses in Postwar Germany”

 

Andrea Sinn (Elon University): “Rebuilding Jewish Life in Germany after 1945”

 

Zohar Segev (University of Haifa): “Diaspora Nationalism, Globalization and Cultural Revival: American Jewry and the Challenge of Jewish Diaspora in the Shadow of the Holocaust”

 

2:15-3:30        Panel 3: Leaving Europe

 

Chair: Maris Rowe-McCulloch (University of Toronto)

 

Anna Cichopek-Gajraj (Arizona State University): “Marek and Samuel in Buenos Aires: Postwar Displacement of Polish Catholics and Jews in Latin America”

 

David Slucki (College of Charleston): “Journeys with Ghosts: Migration, Memoir, and Generations after the Holocaust”

 

4:00-5:30        Keynote Lecture

 

Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100, 170 St. George Street

 

Bernard Wasserstein (University of Chicago): “The Gods That Failed: The Struggle for Ideological Hegemony in the Jewish World after 1945”

 

 

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

 

Munk School of Global Affairs, Room 208N, 1 Devonshire Place (North House)

 

9:00-10:15      Panel 1: Israel and the Postwar Jewish World

 

Chair: Doris Bergen (University of Toronto)

 

Shay Hazkani (University of Maryland): “‘Pan-Judaism,’ Militarism, and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War”

 

Ori Yehudai (University of Toronto): “Leaving Zion: Postwar Jewish Emigration from Palestine/Israel”

 

10:45-12:00    Panel 2: The Struggle for Memory and Recognition

 

Chair: Konstantin Fuks (University of Toronto)

 

Avinoam Patt (Hartford University): “The Jewish Heroes of Warsaw: The Afterlife of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising”

 

Shayna Zamkanei (Princeton University): “Becoming Survivors: Sephardic/Mizrahi Responses to the Holocaust”

 

***PLEASE NOTE: Due to popular demand, the location has been changed to the Centre for Ethics, Larkin Building, Room 200, 15 Devonshire Place for Ruth Gavison’s lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 16th)***

 

1:00-2:30        Concluding Public Lecture in the Centre for Ethics, Larkin Building, Room 200, 15 Devonshire Place

 

Ruth Gavison (Hebrew University): “Israel and the Legacy of the Second World War” 

 

This conference is presented with the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures; the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies; the Centre for Ethics; the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (Munk School of Global Affairs); the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations; the Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish History; the Department of History  

Date & Time
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:00am - 3:15pm

Location
Munk School, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Room 208N

Attachments
aftermath_of_the_second_world_war_-_conference_poster.pdf