Uncovering the Legacy of the Holocaust in Bulgaria
|Date||Thu, Apr 28, 8:30am - 10:00am|
Please join Columbia University in the City of New York for a virtual symposium co-convened by Harriman Institute Adjunct Assistant Professor Tanya Domi and Laura Cohen, Executive Director of the Harriet and Kenneth Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College, CUNY.
Across Europe, the history of the Holocaust is routinely distorted for nationalist purposes by governments looking to influence interpretations of, while distancing themselves from, the atrocities committed on their soil during World War II. At the same time, evidence continues to emerge about what happened to the Jewish, as well as Roma and Sinti communities throughout Southeast Europe and the Western Balkans. This symposium offers new insights into how the Holocaust unfolded in Bulgaria, and also marks the launch of new research commissioned by the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG) and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University about the fate of Roma and Sinti people in the former Yugoslavia.
Program All times in EDT (New York). Each panel requires individual registration.
Panel I: Uncovering the Legacy of the Holocaust in Bulgaria | 9:30am–11:00am
This panel features a discussion about the documentary film, A Question of Survival: The Complex Legacy of the Holocaust in the Balkans (2020),
as well as the challenges of doing research in a country where the
history of the Holocaust has been mythologized, obscured, and contested.
Panel II: The Fates of the Roma and Sinti during the Holocaust in the Former Yugoslavia | 12:00pm–1:30pm
This panel marks the launch of a new research report commissioned by the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG) and the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University.
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