Caen Colloquium

    The Holocaust in Belarus: historical perspectives and methodological innovations

Join us on the 16th December in Caen (Caen Memorial Museum) or on zoom for a one-day international colloquium on the Holocaust in Belarus. It is co-organised by the University of Caen, Caen Memorial Museum and Parkes Institute at the University of Southampton

Interpretation (Russian, French, English ) will be available.

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10.15-10.30: Boris Czerny (University of Caen, Institut Universitaire de France).
General presentation on the Holocaust in Belarus and the importance of new
methodological approaches. (In French)

10:30-11.00: Claire le Foll (Parkes Institute, University of Southampton). Relations between Jews and non-Jews in Belarus before the Shoah (In English)

11.00-11.20 : Coffee break

11.20-11.50 : Marie Moutier Bitan (CERCEC/CNRS). Bronnaya Gora, shooting site or killing centre (In French)

11.50-12.30: Pierre-Yves Buard (Humanités numériques), Boris Czerny (Caen University) Fredérique Loew-Turbout (Humanités numériques), Julia Roger (Coordinator of the Digital Document Unit of the MSM). The Brest-Litovsk Ghetto: issues of a micro-historical and spatial study. (In French)

Lunch break

13.45-14.45: Keynote lecture by Anika Walke, (Washington University in
St. Louis) Public murder in the village: Witnessing the Holocaust in Belarus” (In

14.45-15.15: Ina Sorkina (University of Warsaw, Humboldt University of Berlin)
Jewish personal objects and their ‘second life’ in the Belarusian post-
Holocaust shtetls (the examples of Mir and Iŭje) (In Russian)

15.15-15.40: Coffee break

15.40-16.10: Aliaksandr Dalhouski, (History Workshop Minsk). The Holocaust:
Memory in Soviet and Post-Soviet Belarus. (In Russian)

16.10-16.40: Maya Katznelson (Belarussian-Jewish Cultural Heritage Center) The ‘Belarus Shtetl’ project or New ways of working with heritage (In English)

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