The Way Out: Microhistories of Flight from Nazi Germany

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Date / time: 24 January - 26 January, All day

University of Luxembourg, Maison du Savoir Esch-Belval

The Way Out: Microhistories of Flight from Nazi Germany

24 January 2018, 19.00

Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster, Luxembourg-City

Opening keynote by Dalia Ofer, Professor Emeritus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem:The historian and his/her protagonists

25-26 January 2018University of Luxembourg, Maison du Savoir, Esch-Belval

This international conference will study the broad theme of the flight of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany in the 1930s and their trajectories during the war and its aftermath from multiple perspectives.Keynote speeches by

  • Claire Zalc (Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris):Le renouveau des sources dans l’étude de la Shoah et les perspectives microhistoriques
  • Frank Caestecker (Ghent University): State persecution and protection: the political determinants of the Jewish refugee flow (1933-1948)
  • Susanne Heim (Institut für Zeitgeschichte, München – Berlin): Ökonomie der Flucht. Enteignung, Erpressung und Gegenwehr

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