[YSU-Jewish] Revised Conference Schedule

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Sat Apr 1 14:39:14 EST 2006

Please see attached the revised schedule for the conference "Beyond Numbers,
Beyond Names: The Experience of Holocaust Victims."  We look forward to your
attendance.  Just a reminder that day light savings time will take effect

Helene J. Sinnreich, Ph.D.
Program Director
Judaic and Holocaust Studies
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555
tel. 330-941-1603

Beyond Numbers, Beyond Names:
The Experience of Holocaust Victims

Revised Conference Schedule

Sunday, April 2, 2006
DeBartlo Hall Auditorim, DeBartlo Hall

1:00 pm - Opening Ceremony
		Opening Remarks by Dean of Arts and Sciences Ikram Khawaja
		Presentation of 2006 Janusz Korczak Award to Dr. Saul Friedman
			Presenter: Suzyn Schwebel-Epstein
1:30 pm – The Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Keynote Address, Tim Cole
(University of Bristol) 'The return of György Andràs M. and other (exceptional?)
stories: Social and cultural histories of the Holocaust'
3:00 pm - Performance of "Remnants" by Henry Greenspan (University of Michigan)

Monday, April 3, 2006

9:00am – 10:30 am – Panel I
Panel I-b: Children and the Holocaust
Humphrey Room/President’s Suite, Kilcawley Center
Chair: Larry D. Wilcox (University of Toledo)

Boaz Cohen (Western Galilee College and Bar Ilan University) Children as the
Ultimate Witnesses: Collecting Testimonies from Children Survivors 1945 – 1948.
Jolene Chu (JWHESF/CUNY Graduate Center) Nip It in the Bud: The Impact of Nazi
Persecution on Jehovah’s Witness Children
Kenneth Waltzer (Michigan State University) A Tale of Three Young Children at
Buchenwald and Belsen, 1944-1945

Panel I-a: Ghetto Life
Jones Room, Kilcawley Center
Chair: Dalia Ofer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Robert Moses Shapiro (Brooklyn College) The Strange Case of Shlomo Frank's Diary
from the Lodz Ghetto
Irena Kohn (University of Toronto) Confession and Community in Arnold
Mostowicz's With A Yellow Star and A Red Cross
Joanna Podolska (University of Lodz) German, Polish, Jewish: Three stories of

10:30 – 11:00am – Coffee break.  Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center

11:00 am – 12:30 pm - Panel II

Panel II: Life and Death in the Concentration Camps
Humphrey Room, Presidents Suite, Kilcawley Center
Chair: Martin Dean (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Joseph Robert White (University of Maryland) Round Up the Editors! The
Persecution of Three Munich Journalists at the Early Camps of Ettstrasse and
Stephen Feinstein (University of Minnesota) Hangman's Humor: Satirical and
Humorous Art from the Nazi Concentration Camps and the Holocaust
Mark A. Mengerink (The University of Toledo) Jewish Suicide in Concentration and
Death Camp

12:30 am – 2:00 pm – Lunch break
Conference participants may choose to utilize the tables in the Chestnut Room
for eating lunches brought from home or bought at the Dining facilities in
Kilcawley Center

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm - The Senator Maurice and Florence Lipscher Keynote Address
Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center
Dalia Ofer (Hebrew University) “The Political and the Social: Towards a
Comprehensive interpretation of the Holocaust”

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm - Panel III

Panel III: An Analysis of Victim Documentation
Humphrey Room/President’s Suite, Kilcawley Center
Chair: Tim Cole (University of Bristol)

Miriam Intrator (Leo Baeck Institute) “The cases under the bunks in the
concentration camp were real treasure chests”: Books and Readers in Terezín
Carson Phillips (York University) Behind the Walls of Therestienstadt: Survival
and Defiance Documented
Veronika Zangl (University of Vienna) Preparing Lists, Preparing Evidence,
Preparing the Future. About the Interconnections between Historiography and
Gunnar S. Paulsson (University of Toronto) The Whole is Greater than the Sum of
the Parts: Parsing biographies of escape and hiding during the Holocaust

5:30 – 8:00 pm – Dinner break.  Conference participants are on their own for

8:00 pm - Evening Program
Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center
Screening of "Diamonds in the Snow" about hidden children and talk with Film
Director and child survivor Mira
Binford (Quinnipac University)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

9:00 am - 11:00 am – Panel IV

Panel IV-a: Outside the walls: Jewish and non-Jewish encounters
McKay A, Beeghly College of Education
Chair: Gunnar S. Paulsson (University of Toronto)

Natalia Aleksiun (New York University) Narratives under Siege. Polish Jewish
intelligentsia and antisemism of the late 1930s
Stephen J. Gaies (University of Northern Iowa) Problematizing Victimhood:
Representing the Experience of Irène Némirovsky
Martin Dean (USHMM) More than just neighbors? Encounters between Jews and
Gentiles in a genocidal relationship
Zoe Waxman (University of London) Jewish Women in Hiding During the Holocaust
Panel IV-b: From Generation to Generation: Telling Personal and Family History
McKay B, Beeghly College of Education
Chair:  Donna DeBlasio (Youngstown State University)

Rachel Iskov (Clark University) Notions of Family in the Lodz Ghetto
Roslyn Abt Schindler (Wayne State University) (Re)vision of a Life: My Mother's
Holocaust Story
Jaye A. Houston   Last Moments: Mothering, Survivor-Grandmothering, and the

11:00 am – 12:30 pm - Panel V

Panel V-a: Jewish life in Post-War Germany: The Experiences of Displaced Persons
McKay B, Beeghly College of Education
Chair: Martin Berger (Youngstown State University)

Thomas Pegelow (Grinell College) “And from the Ruins of the German
Emerges the Poison Gas of  Wild Hatred for the Jews
”: Holocaust
Survivors, Anti-Semitic Discourse, and the Remaking of Jewishness and Germanness
in the U.S. Occupational Zone in Germany.
Sonja M. Hedgepeth (Middle Tennessee State University) A Stranger in Her German
Homeland: Jutta Pelz-Bergt’s The First Years After the Holocaust
Laurie A. Whitcomb (Washington State University) Reassessing the Complexity of
Marriage and Motherhood in the Displaced Person Camps: Bergen Belsen, a Case

Panel V-b: Victim Holocaust Memorialization
McKay A, Beeghly College of Education
Chair: Irene Kohn (University of Toronto)

Daniel Magilow (University of Tennessee and Resnick Scholar at United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum)“Yizkor Books, Photography, and the Rhetoric of

Krista Hegberg (Columbia University) Unknown Holocaust: “Accusatory Song” and
Roma history in the Czech Republic
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch break.  Conference participants are on their own for

Conference Panels Cross-listed with Quest:

QUEST provides a unique opportunity for all YSU undergraduate and graduate
students to showcase their scholarly achievements. A few examples of past
submissions include results and finished products of scientific research,
musical scores, engineering designs and analyses, panel discussions of social,
political, and economic issues, poetry readings, honors and senior theses, and
study abroad experiences.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Panel VI				        3:30pm – 5:00pm – Panel VII

Panel VI: Diaries as Illuminations (cross-listed with Quest, the Youngstown
State University student and graduate student conference)
Coffelt Room, Kilcawley Center
Chair:  David Simonelli (Youngstown State University)

Samuel DiRocco (Youngstown State University) An Assessment of Salonikan Jewry
Under the Direction of Chief Rabbi Dr. Zvi Koretz
Eryk Tahvonen (Georgia State University) The Crisis of Imagination: Perpetrators
as depicted in Holocaust Diaries
Chaya Kessler (Youngstown State University) “Let us not go like sheep to the
slaughter”: Jewish Resistance in Vilna in World War II
Kylene T. Edson (University of North Carolina – Charlotte) Holocaust Drama: The
Preservation of a Culture.
Panel VII:  Victims of the Holocaust (cross-listed with Quest, the Youngstown
State University student and graduate student conference)
Coffelt Room, Kilcawley Center
Chair:  Diane Barnes (Youngstown State University)

Rachel Doddato (Youngstown State University) Children of the Lodz Ghetto.
Jarrett Ruminski (Youngstown State University) Survival and Rebellion: Smuggling
in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Paul Brenner (Youngstown State University) Victim Perception of Treatment After
the Holocaust.

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