Elie Wiesel Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania
June 30-July 1, 2011
The Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Yahad-In Unum, and the Elie Wiesel Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, co-organized this international scholarly conference on Holocaust-era mass graves on the 70th anniversary of the 1941 Iaşi pogrom. The conference brought together scholars of mass killings in Russia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, and elsewhere in Europe to discuss the discovery of such sites, the examination of the spectrum of victims in these massacres, and the legal, social, and ethical implications of the investigation of mass graves. Father Patrick Desbois, president of Yahad-In Unum and director of the Episcopal Committee for Relations with Judaism, which is connected with the French Conference of Bishops, presented the keynote lecture, The Holocaust by Bullets in Eastern Europe.
Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of Holocaust in Romania
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
June 30–July 1, 2011
Athenee Palace Hilton, 1-3 Episcopiei Street, District 1, Bucharest
June 30, 2011
Paul A. Shapiro, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.
The Holocaust by Bullets in Eastern Europe
Patrick Desbois, Yahad–In Unum, Paris
July 1, 2011
Invitation-only sessions on identifying sites of massacres; the spectrum of victims; and legal, social, and ethical perspectives on mass graves.
This program was made possible through the generosity of the Yetta and Jacob Gelman Endowment.
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- The Holocaust in Ukraine—Free special issue of Holocaust and Genocide Studies
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- Read about International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania and see the Commission’s final report