Memory Maps: Early Postwar Efforts to Identify, Locate, Document, and Memorialize Former Sites of Jewish Life and Death (1944–1955)
Research Seminar | January 3-4, 2024 | Location: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel | Proposal due date: June 1, 2023
Organisers: The Diana and Eli Zborowski Centre for the Study of the Aftermath of the Holocaust, The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Israel | The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut, US
The Nazi persecution of European Jewry resulted in large-scale devastation; the murder of millions of innocent Jews, the physical destruction of their communities and homes, as well as the destruction of the sites of persecution. In some places, there were no signs of physical destruction as sites were used and adapted by the Nazis for their murderous plans, yet the people had gone.