Archives of Memory:
The Experience of Greek Jews in Audiovisual Testimonies

Organized by the Group for the Study of the History of the Jews of Greece

24-25 February 2012
Amphitheatre Saratsis, University of Thessaly, Volos

Samis Tamboch: The Duty of Remembrance (2002), acrylic and collage on canvas

Conference Programme

Friday, February 24
Henriette-Rika Benveniste, Antony Molho
The database
Themis Dallas & Paris Papamichos Chronakis
Chair: Polymeris Voglis
Henriette-Rika Benveniste: Between remembering and forgetting: When the camps were liberated
Yiorgos Antoniou: Holocaust memories in Salonican Shoah survivors in USA and Greece: does the social context matter?
Pothiti Hantzaroula: Transformations of the witness: Memory and emotions in the testimonies of Greek Jews
Lunch Break
Chair: Riki van Boeschoten
Paris Papamichos Chronakis: "Greek Jews" at Auschwitz and the uses of national identity
Vasilis Ritzaleos & Angel Chorapchiev: An untold story: Testimonies on the salvation of the Greek Jews mobilized to the Bulgarian forced labour camp in Belitsa (1943)
Kerasia Malagiorgi: Coming back from the hiding places. The experiences of Jews of Volos in oral and video testimonies
Saturday, February 25

Chair: Vasiliki Yakoumaki
Riki van Boeschoten: Between duty and respect: the ethics of interviewing victims and perpetrators of the Shoah
Verena-Lucia Nägel: Testifying to Deportation: Jewish Women remember their deportation from Salonika
Eleni Bezes: Narrative strategies in testimonies of Salonikan Jews: The Expulsion from Spain
Anna Maria Droumpouki: Sites of memory of Second World War in Greece through the lens of oral history
Coffee break
Round-table discussion Methodological approaches to memory, archive and testimony
Chair: Antony Molho
Fragiski Ambatzopoulou, Henriette-Rika Benveniste, Hagen Fleischer, Rena Molho, Luisa Passerini, Anette Wieviorka