Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust:
Symposium Schedule

Symposium sessions are open to the public, but due to limited seating, advance registration is requested. Click here for symposium registration. Please note that each day session requires separate registration. 

Click here to view abstracts for all symposium presentations.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 29:

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Introduction and Opening Remarks

Welcome:

Noam Pianko, Chair of the Jewish Studies Program, University of Washington

Leah Wolfson, Senior Program Officer, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Opening Roundtable Discussion: Sephardic Studies and the Holocaust: Questions and Dilemmas

Moderator: Leah A. Wolfson, Senior Program Officer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Discussants:

Aron Rodrigue, Charles Michael Professor in Jewish History and Culture; and Director and Anthony P. Meir Family Professor in the Humanities at the Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University

Daniel Schroeter, Professor of History/Jewish Studies, University of Minnesota

Devin E. Naar, Marsha and Jay Glazer Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies, Assistant Professor of History, Coordinator of the Sephardic Studies Initiative, University of Washington

 

10:30 AM-1:00 PM: Jews, Muslims, and the History of the Holocaust

Sophie Roberts, Zantker Professor of Jewish History, University of Kentucky
Between Supplication and Resistance: North African Jews under Vichy

Aomar Boum, Assistant Professor, School of Middle Eastern Studies and North African Studies, and Religious Studies, University of Arizona
Unsilencing Pre-Vichy North Africa: International League Against Anti-Semitism in Colonial North Africa between 1935 and 1940

Marc Baer, Professor, Department of History, University of California, Irvine
Turk and Jew in Berlin: The First Turkish Migration to Germany and the Shoah

Nina Lichtenstein, Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Post-War Holocaust Narrative of North African Jewish Women

 

1:00-2:30 PM: Lunchtime Discussion: Resources for the Study of Sephardic Jewry

Presenters:

Devin E. Naar, University of Washington
Sephardic Studies Initiative (http://jewdub.org/sephardic-studies-initiative/)

Paris Papamichos-Chronakis, Brown University
From Between the Wars to Reconstruction (1930-1960). The Experience of the Jews of Greece in Audio-Visual Testimony (http://extras.ha.uth.gr/shoah/en/theproject.php)

Leah A. Wolfson, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Sephardic Resources at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

2:30-4:30 PM: Greek Jewry During the Holocaust: Reactions and Responses

Katerina Lagos, Associate Professor, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento
Forced Assimilation or Emigration: Greek Jewry on the eve of World War II

Devin E. Naar, Marsha and Jay Glazer Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies, Assistant Professor of History, Coordinator of the Sephardic Studies Initiative, University of Washington
“You are your brother’s keeper”: Sephardic American Responses to the Holocaust in Greece

Paris Papamichos-Chronakis, Visiting Assistant Professor, History/Hellenic Studies, Brown University
“We lived as Greeks and we died as Greeks:” Salonican Jews at Auschwitz and the meaning of nationhood

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 30

10:00 AM-12:30 PM: Remembering and Forgetting: National and Transnational Memories of Sephardic Jews and the Holocaust

Adriana Brodsky, Associate Professor of History and Jewish Studies, St. Mary’s College, Maryland
Argentine Sephardim and the Holocaust: Reactions and Remembrance

Tabea Linhard, Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, Washington University at St. Louis
Rescue narratives about the Sephardim: Citizenship, Identity, Memory

Alejandro Baer, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota
The Voids of Sepharad: The Memory of the Holocaust in Spain

Robert Watson, Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Stetson University
Re-envisioning Maghrebi Experiences of the Nazi Occupation from Tunis to Paris

 

12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch

 

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Closing Roundtable: The Future of the Field

Moderator: Leah A. Wolfson, Senior Program Officer, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Discussants:

Aron Rodrigue, Charles Michael Professor in Jewish History and Culture; and Director and Anthony P. Meir Family Professor in the Humanities at the Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University

Daniel Schroeter, Professor of History/Jewish Studies, University of Minnesota

Devin E. Naar, Marsha and Jay Glazer Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies, Assistant Professor of History, Coordinator of the Sephardic Studies Initiative, University of Washington