International conference "Home as a Place for Anti-Jewish Persecution in European Cities, 1933-1945", Paris, January 11-12, 2018

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January 11th, 2018, American University of Paris, 6 rue du colonel Combes, Paris

9h00: Arrival and registration

9h30-9h40: Opening, Brian Schiff, Constance Pâris de Bollardière (American University of Paris)

9h40-10h00: Isabelle Backouche (EHESS), Sarah Gensburger (CNRS), Eric Le Bourhis (FMS) :

"From an ongoing research on the Paris case to the international conference"


10h00-10h30: Keynote : Shannon Fogg (Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla)

"Stealing homes"


Panel 1. Seizure of "Jewish Homes": Between Individual Agency and Public Policies

Chair and discussant: Claire Andrieu (Sciences Po Paris)

10h50: Teresa Walch (University of California, San Diego)

"Exterminating “Judeo-Bolshevism” from the cityscape: Berlin’s Bülowplatz and the Scheunenviertel"

11h20: Kostis Kornetis (Carlos III University, Madrid)

"Looting as a social praxis: Aspects of the spoliation and ruination of Jewish houses in 1943 Salonica"

11h50: Nadège Ragaru (Sciences Po Paris)

"The Liquidation of Jewish Properties as Legitimacy Building Strategy. A Case Study of Bitola under Bulgarian Occupation (1943)"

12h20-13h00: panel discussion


Panel 2. Home as a Scale of Observation of Jewish/Gentiles Social Relations

Chair and discussant (to confirm)

14h30: István Pál Ádám (CEFRES, Prague)

"Budapest concierges as everyday profiteers of the Hungarian Holocaust"

15h00: Nathalie Moine (CNRS, Paris)

"The Maids. Servants and masters facing the hunting for Jews: Paris, Lyon, Grenoble (1939-1945)"

15h30: Annette Finley-Croswhite (Old Dominion University Norfolk)

"Spatial Experience of the Shoah on the Rue Sainte-Isaure, Paris"

16h00: Geraldien von Frijtag Drabbe Künzel (University of Utrecht), Valeria Galimi (University of Milan)

"Microcosms of the Holocaust: Jewish-Gentile relations in the in the Modern Metropoles of Nazi Occupied Europe"

16h00-16h40: panel discussion


January 12th, 2018, Mémorial de la Shoah, auditorium, 17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier, Paris

9h15: Arrival

Panel 3. Returning Home, Refunding Societies in the Aftermath of the War?

Chair and discussant: Laura Hobson-Faure (Paris 3 University)

9h30: Monika Stępień (University of Warsaw)

"Neighbours of the Polish Jews in the aftermath of the Holocaust as depicted in Jewish personal accounts"

10h00: Victoria Khiterer (Millersville University)

"Unwelcome Return Home: Jews, anti-Semitism and the Housing Problem in Post-war Kiev"

10h30: Hilary Handin (University of New York)

" "France for the French”: Anti-Semitic Housing Protests in Paris, 1944-1945"

11h00: Philip Carabott (King’s College London)

"In search of old and new homes: The case of Salonican survivors of the Shoah"

11h30: panel discussion


12H10: Concluding remarks by Karen Adler (University of Nottingham)