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Conférence "Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and its Aftermath"

31 janvier 2018
10:30 am – 17:10 pm Central European University,Tiered Room 103, 15 Nádor Street, Budapest

The conference is organized by the Romani Studies Program and the Tom Lantos Institute and is part of a wider research programme entitled Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and in its Aftermath – Research, Education, Remembrance, aiming to contribute to academic research, awareness raising and remembrance activities in relation to the Roma resistance during the Holocaust.

Working with five researchers, multidisciplinary inquiry has started in April 2017, investigating various aspects of Roma resistance. The aim of the conference is to share and discuss the key findings of the research.

Presenters and Topics :

Ágnes Daróczi, János Bársony - The Importance of Roma Holocaust Research
Dr. Bogdan Chiriac – Between Survival and Noncompliance : Roma Acts of Resistance in Transnistria during the Second World War
Lise Foisneau (Aix-Marseille University, Marseille) : French Nomads’ Resistance 1939-1946
Dr. Éva Blénesi (Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest)– Art, Memory, Remembrance and Resistance
Dr. Gergely Romsics (Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Budapest) : The Roma Holocaust and Memory Games Agency : Manipulation and Contestation in Constructing Representations of Genocide in Post-1989 Europe
Dr. Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska (Jagellonian University, Krakow) : Resistance and Survival of the Roma and Sinti in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Anna-Maria Bíró, Director Tom Lantos Institute
Dr. Iulius Rostas, Chair of Romani Studies Program, CEU

Moderators :

Dr. Angéla Kóczé (Romani Studies Program, Central European University)
Dr. Anna Lujza Szász (Institute for Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Science)

For more information on the conference, contact Lukacs Hayes h.lukacs@tomlantosinstitute.hu