Conference Schedule

breakfast: 10.00-10.30am

Panel I: Witnessing through the Arts (10:30-12:00pm)

Chair: Yarden Avital (Rutgers)

Adam Sax (Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, University of Pennsylvania)
“Witnessing the Unresolvable: Ekphrasis Through Analogy”

Alexandra Birch (Arizona State University)
“Shostakovich, Babi Yar, and Holocaust Commemoration in a Soviet Consciousness in Music”

Justas Stončius (Klaipeda University)
“The Movies as a Palimpsest of the Holocaust Memory in Soviet Lithuania”

Discussant: Jason Francisco (Emory)

lunch break: 12:00-1:00pm

Panel II: Complicity and Perpetration (1:00pm-2:30pm)

Chair: Pavel Khazanov (University of Pennsylvania)

Robert Kunath (Illinois College)
“Ambiguous Witness: Helmuth Groscurth, the Massacre of the Children at Bila Tserkva, and the Interpretive Narrative of Holocaust Perpetrators”

Alana Holland (University of Kansas)
“But I myself didn’t shoot Jews”: Holocaust Witnesses and Perpetrators in the NKVD Interrogation Cell in Soviet Lithuania”

Josh Klein (University of Maryland College Park)
“Categories of Complicity: Historiography and the Holocaust in the East”

Discussant: Irena Grudzinska Gross (Princeton)

coffee break: 2:30-3:00pm

Panel III: Vehicles of Memory (3:00-4:30pm)

Chair: Sam Stark (University of Pennsylvania)

Annette Finley-Croswhite (Old Dominion University)
“Un(B)earable: Pregnant Bodies and Genocide in the East”

Karl Krotke-Krandall (Washington State University)
“Alternative Narratives in Holocaust Memory in the East”

Simon Goldberg (Clark University)
“Reckoning with the (Un)witnessable: Real-Time Writings on Holocaust Trains”

Discussant: Elana Jakel (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)


Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104)

Anika Walke (Washington University, St. Louis)

“Witnessing and Remembering the Holocaust in Belarus”



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