From 'Holocaust by Bullets' to Auschwitz: Regional Dimensions of the Final Solution

Event Details

End: June 19, 2019
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JUNE 16-18, 2019

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Theme: The conference will provide an integrated & multi-dimensional view of the evolution of the Final Solution, from “person-to-person” murder to industrial extermination, in the region of Central & Eastern Europe. While the main theme will focus on Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Czech R., Poland, and Moldavia, there will be opportunities to discuss the full scope of the Holocaust. The conference will also coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Hungarian Holocaust.

Potential Topics for Presentations:

  • Regional Implementation of the Holocaust: Comparative Perspectives
  • The evolution of the Holocaust: from Bullets to Gas Chambers
  • “The Silence of God:” Theological Questions About the Holocaust
  • Collusion or Resistance: Religion, Faith & Genocide:
  • Holocaust in the Collective Memory: Lessons for Future Generations
  • The Holocaust in Contemporary Political Discourse
  • The Holocaust in the Mirror of Literature, Art, Film and Music
  • Reconstituting a Community: Post Holocaust Generations
  • Perpetrators, Collaborators, & Rescuers in the Holocaust
  • Students’ Reflections: What Have They Learned about the Holocaust


Aim: By bringing together eminent scholars, students, the public, the conference hopes to promote innovative scholarship from cutting-edge research into the Holocaust in the region within the context of the Final Solution. However, the program will accommodate presentations on any other dimensions of the Final Solution. In addition to presentations, special round-table discussions between scholars and students, cultural events, and a field-trip will be organized.

Location: The State University of Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod. It is a leading higher education institution in the Transcarpathia region of Ukraine. It was selected for its academic excellence as well as central location, in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-lingual region. Overseas participants can fly Budapest or other regional airports in Hungary and proceed by train. For further details see official webpage of the conference.

Language: English


You may click to the conference website for an impressive list of participating institutions.

Activities: keynote addresses, lectures, artistic presentations (film, concerts, exhibits), round-table discussions between scholars and students, student colloquia, and a panel discussion by leading authorities will provide a well-rounded educational experience. Three optional field-trips will complement the conference.

Optional Trip to Auschwitz & Krakow (June 12-15, 2019): In cooperation with the Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, a pre-conference trip to Auschwitz, and Krakow, will be organized.

Optional Field Trip (June 19, 2019): An optional day-trip, entitled “ONCE JEWS LIVED HERE,” to the small village of Vilhivce (Irholc in Hungarian) in Transcarpathia will be open to interested participants of the conference. The shtetle, frozen in time, hosts two cemeteries and a synagogue, which was converted to a storage facility and has not been used since 1944.

Optional Tour of Budapest (June 20-25, 2019): Interested participants may join the American students on a 4-day tour of Budapest. Special activities include an introduction to Jewish Budapest, historical sites, and culture.

Publicity & Information: A website and a Facebook page is dedicated to the conference through which timely information is disseminated.

Publication: Outstanding presentations will be published on the conference website.

Registration Fee: Students are free. Discounted fee for participants from the seven countries of the region is $30. Limited number of special scholarships will be available. For American and Western European participants, the fee is $50. These fees will cover special lunches and dinners during which key-note addresses are delivered.

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The conference aims to attract students and scholars with new ideas, new perspectives, and creative approaches toward the understanding of the Holocaust. The organizers hope to host scholarly papers as well as foster discussions between various disciplines and scholars and students. Therefore, two forums are organized through which individuals can participate in the conference: (1) paper presentations, and (2) round-table discussions. Participants are encouraged to engage in both forms of scholarly exchanges!

Please complete the form below:


Name of the presenter or registrant (include official or scientific title):


Name of the co-presenter: if any


Home Institution (university or scholarly institution):


Email Address:


Phone (optional): for emergency purposes


Title of the Presentation:


An Abstract (200 words):


Participation in Roundtable Discussions:

Participants strongly encourage to join one or several of the discussion groups which will be moderated by leading scholars.

Select from the list of themes and topics you would be interested in participating in the round-table discussions.

Participation in Optional Trips:

Indicate if you are interested in joining in any of the optional trips organized by the conference. (see list above).

Deadline for sending a proposal, with title and abstract: February 8, 2019. Results will be announced by March 1, 2019.

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Tel: 585 (309) 1717


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