October 1–2, 2007
Location: Mémorial de la Shoah and Université Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris
This conference highlights the latest historical research on the Holocaust in Ukraine, including discussions of new sources of documentation. Topics include perpetration, collaboration, and local reaction; documentation, physical evidence, and testimony; the history, responses, and resistance of Jews and other victim groups; and aspects of historical memory and representation. The conference has been jointly organized by the Shoah Memorial, Paris; the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC; Yahad-In Unum: Catholics and Jews together, Paris; and the Center for Central Europe History of the University Paris IV-Sorbonne.
- Jean-Robert Pitte, president, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris, France
- Jacques Fredj, director, Shoah Memorial, Paris, France,
- Paul A. Shapiro, director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (USHMM)
- Father Patrick Desbois, president, Yahad-In Unum, Paris, France
- Anne-Marie Revcolevschi, executive director, Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, Paris, France
The Holocaust in Ukraine: The State of Research—Dieter Pohl, Institute of Contemporary History, Munich, Germany
German Occupation Authorities—Nazi Attitudes and Vision of a Future Ukraine
Moderator: Édouard Husson, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France
The Reichskommissar in the Decision-Making Processes of the Ukrainian Holocaust—Ralf Meindl, University of Freiburg, Germany
The Black Sea Germans and the Holocaust: 1941–1942—Eric Steinhart, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Nazi Policy, the «Jewish Question», and the Fate of Ukrainian Roma, 1941–1944—Mikhail Tyaglyy, Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, Kiev, Ukraine.
The Role of Ukrainians
Moderator: Father Patrick Desbois, Yahad-In Unum, Paris, France
Collaboration in Ukraine during the Holocaust: Aspects of Historiography and Research—Anatoly Podolsky, Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, Kiev, Ukraine
Anti-Jewish Violence in Ukraine, Summer 1941: Varied Histories and Explanations—Wendy Lower, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Division of Labor and Cooperation: The Local Administration in Eastern and Central Ukraine under German Occupation, 1941–1944—Markus Eikel, International Criminal, Court, The Hague, Netherlands
Nazi Antisemitic Propaganda Among the Local Population of Ukraine—Igor Shchupak, Tkuma Center, Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine.
Holocaust testimonies from Ukraine
Moderator: Anne-Marie Revcolevschi, executive director, Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah, Paris, France
Comment: Claude Lanzmann, Paris, France
Testimonies from Ukrainian Witnesses: Research Findings of Yahad-In Unum—Father Patrick Desbois, Yahad-In Unum, Paris, France
Video Interviews on Ukraine in the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive—Crispin Brooks, USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, Los Angeles, California, USA
Dina Pronicheva’s Testimonies about the Babi Yar Massacre—Karel Berkhoff, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The murder process—NEW DOCUMENTATION AND PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
Moderator: Vadim Altskan, International Archival Programs, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM, USA
The Evidence on the Ground and Sovietic Archives: The Work of Yahad-In Unum—Father Patrick Desbois, Yahad-In Unum, Paris, France
An Understated Document: The Reich Main Security Administration’s «Directives on the Jewish Question» of 1941 and the «Understanding of the Perpetrators» Local Initiatives—Édouard Husson, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France
German Ghettoization in Occupied Ukraine: Regional Patterns and Sources—Martin Dean, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM, USA.
Supplying Genocide: Ukrainian Police Ammunition Use Reports, Lviv, August 1942—David Alan Rich, Office of Special Investigations, United States Department of Justice, USA
Moderator: Jacques Fredj, director, Shoah Memorial, Paris, France
Jewish Losses in Ukraine, 1941–1944—Alexander Kruglov, Kharkov National Radio Electronics University, Ukraine
Escape: The Flight of Ukrainian Jews from the Crimea in 1941–1942—Kiril Feferman, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Yad Vashem, Israel
The Return of the Jews to Post-Holocaust Kiev, 1943–1946—Martin Blackwell, Gainesville State College, Georgia, USA
Jewish Galicia, Past and Present—Omer Bartov, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Regional Case Studies of the Holocaust in Ukraine
Moderator: Serge Klarsfeld, The Sons and Daughters of the Jewish Deportees of France, Paris
Destruction of Jewish Minorities in Crimea, 1941–1942—Norbert Kunz, German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Where Archeology and Mass Murder Meet: The Mogila Popowa Excavation of the Summer of 1943—Martijn Eickhoff, Netherlands Institute for War Documentation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Eyewitness to an Occupation: Collaboration and the Holocaust in Olevs’k, Zhytomyr Region—Jared McBride, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Moderator: Christian Ingrao, vice director, Institute of Contemporary History, Paris, France
The Memory and Oblivion of the Holocaust in Soviet Lviv, 1944–1987—Tarik Cyril Amar, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
«Where You Sit Is Where You Stand»: Perspectives on Jews and Ukrainians in World War II—Zvi Y. Gitelman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Local Pogroms in Eastern Galicia, June–July 1941: Their Representation in Ukrainian Historiography and Museology—Delphine Bechtel, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne, France.
Teaching Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Modern Ukraine: Problems and Perspectives—Viktoriya Sukovata, Kharkiv National University, Ukraine.
Concluding Roundtable and Discussion
Moderator: Paul A. Shapiro, director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM
Participants: Omer Bartov, Vladyslav Grynevych, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine, Dieter Pohl, and Christian Ingrao
Learn more about the Museum’s relationship with Yahad-In Unum and Father Patrick Desbois
Purchase Father Desbois’ book, The Holocaust by Bullets
This conference has been made possible through the generous support of Deanie and Jay Stein, the Morris Family Foundation, the Victor Pinchuk Fondation of Ukraine, and the Foundation for the Memory of the Shoah.