New Directions in the Use of Oral Testimonies: Soviet Experiences of the Holocaust

Thursday, 26 November, 2015
August 1–12, 2016
Applications due February 14

The Mandel Center of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for a workshop focused on the use of testimony in the study of the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union. It will bring together scholars whose work relies heavily upon oral and written testimonies of perpetrators, bystanders, and victims of the Holocaust on the territory of the former Soviet Union. Participants from North America and the states of the former Soviet Union will discuss research strategies and some of the central issues surrounding the use of testimonies in their work. During the workshop, participants also will have the opportunity to engage with the many thousands of oral history testimonies available at the Museum, which include those of the USC Shoah Foundation and Yahad-In Unum. The program will culminate in a public presentation by the participants.


In addition to scholars from North American institutions of higher education, the Museum welcomes applications from PhD students and scholars at universities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Applicants should explain how they use testimony in their research.

More details and application form