International Conference “Jewish Heritage in Slovenia”

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September 18, 2019 to September 19, 2019
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, Humanities, Jewish History / Studies, Local History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

University of Maribor

International Conference “Jewish Heritage in Slovenia”

18-19 September 2019

Room 2001, Rabin Building, Mt. Scopus Campus, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

18 September, Wednesday

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:30 Greetings:

Chair: Dr. Vladimir Levin, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Michael Segal, Dean of Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

H.E. Andreja Purkart Martinez, Ambassador of Slovenia in Israel

H.E. Eyal Sela, Ambassador of Israel in Slovenia

Prof. Barbara Murovec, University of Maribor

Prof. Aliza Cohen-Mushlin, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

10:30 – 12:00 Jewish Heritage Research in Slovenia

Chair: Prof. Haim Shaked (University of Miami)

– Ruth Ellen Gruber (Jewish Heritage Europe)

Tracing a Trail: Notes from the 1996 Survey of Jewish Heritage in Slovenia.

– Ivan Čerešnješ (Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Past Research of Slovenia’s Jewish Heritage by the Center Jewish Art.

– Vladimir Levin (Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art and the Project “Digitization of Jewish Heritage in Slovenia.”

12:00 – 12:30 – Coffee break

12:30 – 14:00 – Synagogues in Slovenia between Past and Future

Chair: Prof. Ilia Rodov (Bar Ilan University)

– Janez Premk (University of Maribor)

Reconstructing the Maribor Synagogue: Between Facts and Reinterpretation.

– Rudolf Klein (Szent István University, Budapest)

The Medieval Synagogue in Maribor - Context, Architecture and Restoration.

– Barry L. Stiefel (College of Charleston)

Contextualizing Slovenia’s Synagogue Preservation in East-Central Europe: Considerations for Future Opportunities.

14:00 – 15:00 – Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 – Three Views on the Jewish Cemetery in Nova Gorica

Chair: Janez Premk (University of Maribor)

– Michele Migliori (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)

A Bridge between the East and the West: The Jewish Cemetery in Rožna Dolina.

– Renato Podbersič (Study Centre for National Reconciliation, Ljubljana)

Jewish Cemetery in Rožna Dolina.

– Andrea Morpurgo (Foundation for Jewish Cultural Heritage in Italy, Rome)

The Restoration Project of the Cemetery of the Jewish community of Gorizia in Valdirose (Rožna Dolina): Methodology and Strategies to Enhance Historical and Cultural Heritage

16:30 – 17:00 – Coffee break

17:00 – 18:30 – Digital Humanities and Jewish Heritage

Chair: Barbara Murovec (University of Maribor)

– Anna Neuhauser (Vienna University of Technology)

The Destroyed Synagogue of Murska Sobota: A Virtual Reconstruction.

Vesna Krmelj (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana)

From World War I to World Wide Web – Personal Letters in Digital Archives: On the Traces of the Slovenian-Jewish Friendship.

– Dejan Süč (University of Ljubljana)

Jewish Heritage in Lendava.


19 September, Thursday

10:00 – 11:30 – World War II and Jewish Art

Chair: Eva Janacova (Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague)

Daria Brasca (University of Udine)

Judaica in Italy during World War II between Theft, Protection and Loss.

– Iva Pasini Tržec (Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Zagreb)

Fate of Jewish Art Works in Zagreb during and after World War II.

– Barbara Murovec (University of Maribor)

Slovenian Art History of World War II between Data and Trauma Processing: New Research Perspective.

11:30 – 12:00 – Coffee break

12:00 – 13:00 – Slovenian Jewish Heritage in Archives

Chair: Sergey Kravtsov (Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

– Anastasia Glazanova (Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem)

Union Catalog for Balkan Institutions Holding Jewish Materials.

– Chaim Pekovic (Eventov Collection, Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem)

Documents for the History of Slovene Jewry at the Eventov Collection.

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

15:00 – 17:00 – Visit to the U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art


Contact Info: 

Vladimir Levin