Visit the Museum

Exhibitions

Learn

Teach

Collections

Academic Research

Remember Survivors and Victims

Genocide Prevention

Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial

Outreach Programs

Other Museum Websites

< Conferences and Workshops

Sobibor Perpetrator Collection Symposium

Share
The Sobibor Perpetrator Collection arrives at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in February 2020.

The Sobibor Perpetrator Collection arrives at the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation and Research Center in February 2020.

Sobibor Perpetrator Collection Symposium
DATE TBD
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This day-long symposium brings together scholars from the US and Europe to discuss the Sobibor Perpetrator Collection, which was recently acquired by the Museum. The collection provides an unprecedented view into the operations of Sobibor, showing the topography of the killing center in new and vivid detail and illuminating interactions among the camp’s SS staff, auxiliary guards, perpetrators’ wives, and local civilians. 

Participants will address the new insights the collection affords into the workings of Sobibor and the wider networks of perpetrators that spanned the so-called Euthanasia Program, other concentration camps, and Operation Reinhard in the implementation of the Final Solution, and discuss the implications of the collection for research and teaching about the Holocaust.

This program is co-organized by the Bildungswerk Stanisław Hantz and the Ludwigsburg Research Center at the University of Stuttgart

Information on the collection is available here.

This program is free and open to the public. 

This symposium has been made possible by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Bildungswerk Stanisław Hantz, and the Ludwigsburg Research Center at the University of Stuttgart. 

The organizers thank Semyon Rosenfeld and Selma Engel for their invaluable contributions to the research on the Sobibor Perpetrator Collection. This program is dedicated to them.