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May 30 - 31, 2018
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The Police and the Holocaust:
The Role of Police Forces in the Genocide of Jews and Roma | La Policía y el Holocausto:
el rol de las fuerzas policíacas en el genocidio de Judíos y Gitanos
German police stand guard at an assembly point in Hohenasperg, where Roma await deportation to the General Government in Poland (May 1940) |  La policía alemana monta guardia al grupo de Gitanos en un punto de reunión en Hohenasperg antes de ser deportados al Gobierno General en Polonia (mayo de 1940). <i>Bundesarchiv Bild-244-52</i>
German police stand guard at an assembly point in Hohenasperg, where Roma await deportation to the General Government in Poland (May 1940) | La policía alemana monta guardia al grupo de Gitanos en un punto de reunión en Hohenasperg antes de ser deportados al Gobierno General en Polonia (mayo de 1940). Bundesarchiv Bild-244-52

Time | Horario
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 30 | Miércoles, 30 de mayo
9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Thursday. May 31 | Viernes, 31 de mayo

Location | Lugar
National Theater | Teatro Nacional, Centro Cívico Miguel Ángel Asturias
24 Calle 3-81, Zona 1, Ciudad de Guatemala

Rafael Landívar University | Universidad Rafael Landívar
Vista Hermosa III, Campus Central, Zona 16, Ciudad de Guatemala

View the program agenda here.

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This conference brings together scholars to address the role of the police in the Holocaust, particularly in the organized murder of Jews and Roma. The Nazi state and their allies involved police at every stage of the genocidal process, from the arrest and looting of the victims to their deportation and killing. During Nazi occupation, non-German police units—some already in existence, some newly created—performed a range of key functions in pursuit of German goals, but also based on their own interests. Participants will address how and why the police—as an executive agency of the state as well as an organized group of decision-making individuals—took part in the genocidal process across Europe, and examine the extent of their participation in different countries and contexts.
This program is free and open to the public. Please register at
Simultaneous translation between Spanish and English will be provided.

Esta conferencia reunirá a académicos internacionales, para abordar el papel de la policía en el Holocausto, particularmente en el asesinato organizado de judíos y gitanos. El estado nazi y sus aliados involucraron a la policía en todas las etapas del proceso genocida, desde el arresto y el saqueo de las víctimas hasta su deportación y asesinato. Durante la ocupación nazi, las unidades policiales no alemanas, algunas ya existentes, algunas de nueva creación, desempeñaban una serie de funciones clave en pro de los objetivos alemanes, pero también en función de sus propios intereses. Los participantes analizarán cómo y por qué la policía, como agencia ejecutiva del estado, así como un grupo organizado de personas que toman decisiones, participaron en el proceso genocida en toda Europa y examinaron el alcance de su participación en diferentes países y contextos.
La conferencia será gratuita y abierta al público. Favor de registrarse en

This conference will take place under the patronage of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and has been made possible by the generosity of the Jeff and Toby Herr Testimony Initiative to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and by Yahad-In Unum and the Museo del Holocausto Guatemala.
Esta conferencia tendrá lugar bajo el patrocinio de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO) y ha sido posible gracias a Yahad-In Unum y el Museo del Holocausto Guatemala, y a la generosidad de la Iniciativa de Testimonio Jeff y Toby Herr para el Centro Jack, Joseph y Morton Mandel para estudios avanzados del Holocausto del Museo Memorial del Holocausto de los Estados Unidos.

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