Conference Announcement: The Aftermath of the Second World War: A Global Jewish Perspective (University of Toronto, October 15-16, 2018)

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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”



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”


1:00-2:30        Concluding Public Lecture


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


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