1938 is considered the key year in the radicalization of the persecution of European Jewries as well as in preparations for the war of aggression against Poland. Two thematic areas are of particular interest for the conference: First, new interpretations of and research on the traditional narrative elements of 1938 and beyond, and second, new ways of looking at 1938 and beyond from the viewpoint of the East (Central) European states.
Opening perspectives towards the East, to the Eastern and East-Central European states, which were transformed in the course of the years 1938/39 from independent state actors into occupied countries has been productive for the ongoing historical discussion. The aim of this approach is to provide a fresh perspective on otherwise overlooked actors and events.
ORGANIZING COMITTEE: Alina Bothe, Gertrud Pickhan and Michael Wildt
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