Jewish-Polish-German realms of memory. A triple neighbourhood.

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Type: 
Conference
Date: 
September 4, 2019 to September 5, 2019
Location: 
Germany
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, German History / Studies, Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Jewish History / Studies

Centre of Historical Reseach of the Polish Academy of Sciences invites to the conference Jewish-Polish-German realms of memory. A triple neighbourhood which will take place on 4th and 5th September 2019 at the Centre for Historical research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Majakowskiring 47, 13156 Berlin.

 

PROGRAMME:

 

 

4 September

9.00 Conference opening and welcome

Igor Kąkolewski (Center for Historical Research Polish Academy of Sciences), Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia (Center for Historical Research Polish Academy of Sciences)

9.15

Igor Kąkolewski (Center for Historical Research Polish Academy of Sciences), Ha-mekomot. Jewish-Polish-German realms of memory. A triple neighborhood

9.30 Keynote lecture

Gertrud Pickhan (Freie Universität Berlin), "I am small, but important". The Reception of Janusz Korczak in the GDR

10. 30 Coffee break

11. 00 ASHKENAZ - BETWEEN POLAND AND GERMANY

Chair: Jeanette Hoffmann

Madeleine Cohen (Yiddish Book Center, Amherst), Doikayt and the Politics of Place in Modern Yiddish Culture

Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia (Center for Historical Research PAN, Berlin), The image of the Ostjude in the art

Johannes Czakai (Freie Universität, Berlin), Jewish Family Names in Polish and German Memory

Małgorzata A. Quinkenstein, The Kitchen a meeting place and realm of memory. Longue durée of Ashkenazi cuisine in Polish and German traditions

12.30 Discussion

12.45 Lunch

14.00 ICONS AND ANTIHEROES

Chair: Alina Bothe

Martina Steer (University of Vienna), The First German Jew or Żyd-Niemiec. The Afterlives of Moses Mendelssohn

 

Elena Hoffenberg (University of Haifa), Galitsye, Galicja, Galizien: Locating Polish- and German-Speaking Galicia in Jewish Memory Literature

Lisa Haberkern (Silesian University in Katowice), The Bad Jew? Memories of Salomon Morel among Upper Silesians in Poland and Germany

15.00 Discussion

15.15 Coffee Break

16.00 MAPPING THE REALMS OF MEMORY

Chair: Madeleine Cohen

Soonim Shin (Vienna), A memory capsule of Lodz, Jerusalem on Polish soil: Israel J. Singers novel Brothers Ashkenasi

Agnieszka W. Wierzcholska (Freie Universität Berlin) , ארנע ט – Tarnów – Tarnow: a Polish-Jewish Town of Encounters

Magdalena Chmiel (Jagiellonian University, Cracow), Tangled memories. In the search of Jewish-Polish-German roots

17.00 Discussion

 

18.00 Open event co-organized with the Polish Institute Berlin: Film The Promised Land, directed by Andrzej Wajda, 1975, 138 min. Introduction: Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia

 

5 September

10.00 REALMS OF MEMORY IN EDUCATION

Chair: Lidia Zessin-Jurek

Jeanette Hoffmann (TU Dresden), Remembering Jewish-Polish-German History while Reading and Talking about Contemporary Historical Young-Adult Literature in Classrooms in Germany and in Poland

Jacek Konik (The Warsaw Family Alliance Institute of Higher Education), History of Jews in Polish memory. Problems with teacher’s education.

10.45 Discussion

11.00 SHOAH - HOLOCAUST ZAGŁADA. THE MEMORY SHARED AND

DIVIDED.

Chair: Gertrud Pickhan

Alina Bothe (Freie Universität Berlin), Interrupted Neighbourhood. The forced eviction of Polish Jews in the Polenaktion

Lidia Zessin-Jurek (The Czech Academy of Sciences), Gulag as a Jewish, Polish and German lieux de memoire

Paweł Michna (Jagiellonian University, Cracow), "Rumkowski wanted to tell history that he was our guardian and father." On visual documents from the Łódź ghetto as collective memory prosthesis and their postwar omission

12.00 Discussion

12.15 Coffee Break

13.00 BETWEEN LIEUX DE MEMOIRS AND COMMEMOMARION

Chair: Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia

Magdalena Waligórska (Bremen University), Klezmer as a Site of Polish-Jewish-German Memory

Liat Steir-Livny (Sapir College and the Open University, Israel), Where Did All the Jews Go? Jewish Commemoration and Holocaust Oblivion in Wrocław’s City Museum

13.45 Discussion

14.00 Lunch

15.30 Final discussion, closing remarks , plans

 

Partner of the conference: Polish Institute in Berlin

 

Contact Info: 

Dr. Małgorzata Stolarska-Fronia

Zentrum für Historische Forschung Berlin der Polnischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
Majakowskiring 47
13156 Berlin