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Mai 2014 : The International Tracing Service Collections and Holocaust Scholarship

Les 12 et 13 mai derniers s’est tenu à l’United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) de Washington un workshop autour des archives de l’ITS, International Tracing Service.

Rebecca Boehling et Susanne Urban de l’ITS, à Bad Arolsen en Allemagne, viennent de publier un compte-rendu de ce workshop, consultable sur le site de H-Soz-U-Kult.

Ce sont 26 chercheuses et chercheurs d’Australie, Allemagne, Grande-Bretagne, France (représentée par Alexandre Doulut, Université Paris I), Israël, Espagne et Etats-Unis qui se sont réunis pendant ces deux journées pour partager les méthodes, réflexions et résultats de leurs recherches – sur la Deuxième Guerre mondiale (déportations, travail forcé, Lebensborn…) et ses lendemains – élaborées à partir des archives de l’ITS conservées à Bad-Arolsen et numérisées et disponibles dans différents centres archives, comme le Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies de l’USHMM ou encore les Archives Nationales à Paris.

Nous invitons les lecteurs intéressés par l’après-guerre à regarder de près les titres des interventions des panels 2 et 5 et à consulter le compte-rendu cité ci-dessus.

Programme du workshop :

PANEL I :  In the Midst of Camps and Forced Labor – I

Adam Seipp (Texas A&M University) :  On the Land: Forced Labor, Wartime Society, and the ITS Archive
Christine Schmidt (Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London) :  Women behind Barbed Wire: Hungarian Jewish Women Slave Laborers in the Nazi Camps
Dan Stone (Royal Holloway, University of London) : Discovering Christianstadt: Using the ITS Collections to Gain Insights into a Women’s Sub-Camp of Gross-Rosen

PANEL II : Postwar Testimony, Memory, and Representations of Trauma in the ITS

Barbara Glück (Mauthausen Memorial) : Biographies of Former Prisoners at Mauthausen and its Subcamps
Susanne Urban (ITS Bad Arolsen) :  “My only Document is the Number on my Hand”: Early Testimonies in the ITS Archive
Elizabeth Anthony (Clark University, Worcester / USHMM, Washington, DC) : Representations of Sexual Violence in ITS Documentation

PANEL III :  Who is Disposable? Inclusion and Exclusion in Nazi Germany

Akim Jah (Potsdam) :  The Card Catalog of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland (Reich Association of Jews in Germany)
Aleksandra Loewenau (Oxford Brookes University) :  Malaria Experiments on Prisoners at Dachau Concentration Camp: A Revised Study
Amy Carney (Pennsylvania State University) :  Caring for the Family: The SS “Family Community” in the ITS Lebensborn (Fountain of Life) Files

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Suzanne Brown-Fleming (Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM) :  “Our Mothers, Our Fathers”: One German Town in the Records of the ITS Reception

PANEL IV : Brutality in the Last Year of the War, 1944–45

Michael McConnell (University of Tennessee) : Violence inside Germany’s Regional Prison System during Nazism’s End Phase
Idit Gil (Open University of Israel) : Jewish Slave Laborers from Radom in the Last Year of the War: Social Aspects of Exploitation
Jörg Skriebeleit (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial) :  Confrontation–Reburial–Identification. De-Contextualization: Memorializing the Death Marches and their Victims

PANEL V :  Survivors and the Political Landscape of Postwar Europe

Jennifer Rodgers (University of Pennsylvania) :  Archive of Horrors, Archive of Hope: The International Tracing Service in the Postwar Era
Ruth Balint (University of New South Wales): The Use and Abuse of History: Displaced Persons in the ITS Archive
Laura Hilton (Muskingum University) : The Experiences and Impact of the Stateless in the Postwar Period

PANEL VI :  In the Midst of Camps and Forced Labor –  II

Alexandra Lohse (American University, Washington, DC / USHMM, DC) : The Nazi Forced Labor Program and ITS Documentation
Alexandre Doulut (University of Paris I), From Drancy to Cosel? One Transport in the ITS Archives
Marta Simó (Autonomous University of Barcelona), ITS, Spain, and the Holocaust