The Fourth International Conference “Holocaust Museums and Memorial Places in Post-communist Countries: Challenges and Opportunities” will take place on May 16-17, 2016 in Riga, Latvian Academy of Sciences. The conference will emphasize importance of the Holocaust remembrance in small European countries with overlapping memories. It will also focus on hidden resources for Holocaust remembrance and research in these countries, on the peculiarities of the Holocaust education and unknown pages of Resistance movement and heroism in ghettos and concentration camps. The sessions of the conference are as follows: – Holocaust teaching – Collaborators of Nazis in the Holocaust – Forced labor during WWII – Armenian genocide as a ancestor of the Holocaust Information and applications are welcomed by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|9:00 – 10:00||Registration
|10:00 – 10:15||Opening of the conference:
Rabbi.dr. Menahem Barkahan
Professor. Dr. Karlis Shadurskis – Minister of Education and Science
|10:15 – 11:50||Introduction session:
Moderator dr. Yoel Rappel
1. keynote speaker: Prof. Zehavit Gross, Head, UNESCO chair, Values Education, Tolerance and Peace and Head, The Sal Van Gelder Center for Holocaust Instruction and Research, School of education, Bar- Ilan University, Israel – As the Witnesses Fall Silent: The Future of Holocaust Education International Perspective
2. prof. dr. Reinhold Boschki, Universität Tübingen – “Towards a New Theory and Practice of Holocaust Remembrance in Germany.”
3. . prof .dr. Hayk Demoyan Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute – Armenian genocide: historical parallels and modern dimensions
4. dr. Yoel Rappel, Elie Wiesel Archive – Elie Wiesel:The Holocaust and The Jews of Silence-Two Fights One War.
5. dr.Aron Shneyer, Jerusalem – On the way to the Shoa in Latvia: from the traditional antisemitism to rasism.
6. Leonid Terushkin, Russian Holocaust Center – Letters from neighbors and friends unknown evidences of death and salvation during the Holocaust. Research in the family archieves as an aproach in museology and education.
|11:50 – 12:10||Coffee break
|12:10 – 14:20||Session Holocaust teaching:
Moderator dr. Mordechai Shalem
Petra Seidlova, European Shoah Legacy Institute – Restorative Justice for victims of Holocaust in the Baltic States: Restitution of Immovable Property and Social Welfare.
|14:20 – 15:20||Lunch break
|15:20 – 16:30||Session Colaborators:
Moderator dr. Didzis Berzins
|16:30 – 18:00||Session The modern aspects of Discrimination and Aggressive Nationalism in Europe (part 1):
Moderator Dr. Valery Engel
1. Dr. Valery Engel, President of the European Center for Democracy Development, Director (Latvia) – “Xenophobia, Discrimination and Aggressive Nationalism: Pan-European Report”.
2. Dr. Jean-Yves Camus, political analyst and a Research Fellow, The George Washington University, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), The Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington, D.C.– “Antisemitism and Holocaust-denial on the French Extreme-Right”
3. Dr. Anna Castriota, Member or the Radicalism Group, Dept. of History, Northampton University (UK) – ” Back to the Future: Italy and the coming back of radical nationalism”.
6. Dr. Vanja Ljujic, International Association of Intercultural Education (Netherlands) – “Tolerating Intolerance: autochtone and allochtone radicalization in the Netherlands”
7. Dr. Semen Charny (Семен Чарный, к.и.н.), Chairman of the Board of the Institute for national policies and interethnic relations Studies, Moscow (Russia) – “Violence motivated by hate in Russian Federation in years 2005-2015, dynamics and analyze”
|18:00 – 19:00||Dinner|
|19:00 – 20:00||Guided tour “Riga Ghetto Museum”|
|10:00 – 11:30||Session The modern aspects of Discrimination and Aggressive Nationalism in Europe (part 2):
Moderator Dr. Valery Engel
1. Dr. Giovanni Savino, Visiting fellow Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities (Italy) – “Without Europe? Italian and French Far Right, a comparative approach”.
2. Dr. Ildiko Barna, associate professor of sociology at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest (Hungary) – “”The Topography of anti-Semitism in Hungary”.
3. Dr. Ilya Tarasov (Илья Тарасов, д.и.н.), Professor of the I. Kant University of Kaliningrad (Russia) – “Right-wing radicalism and xenophobic factors of social practices in Hungary and Slovakia: a comparative analysis”.
4. Mrs. Pranvera Tika, PhD student of the Panteon University, Athens, Departement of Political Sciences and History (Greece) – ” Forms of discrimination and aggressive nationalism in Greece during the times of the economic recession”.
6. Mr. Alex Carter, PhD student of the Teesside University, Center for Faccism, Anti-fascist and Post-fascist Studies (UK) – “The Counter-Jihad: A Trojan Horse for the Far-Right in UK?”
7. Dr. Tatjana Ljujic, Unuiversity of Cambridge (UK) – “Germany: Willkommen policy in context: extreme right, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”.
|11:30 – 11:50||Coffee break|
|11:50 – 13:25||Session Armenian genocide as a ancestor of the Holocaust + memorialization of Holocaust (part 1):
Moderator Mikhail Kemerau
|13:25 – 14:25||Lunch break|
|14:25 – 15:30
|Session memorialization of Holocaust (part 2):
Moderator dr.Leonid Terushkin
mr. Boris Maftsir – The negative effects of denying the Holocaust in Soviet Union.