Call for papers

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
Amphitheater Saratsis, University of Thessaly, Volos

The papers presented at the workshop will deal with the Greek Jews Holocaust survivors΄ testimonies as well as with issues of method that arise in the use of such evidence. The workshop is part of the research program "From the Inter-War Period to Reconstruction: The Experience of Greek Jews in Audiovisual Testimonies of the Holocaust", funded by the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation.

The principal object of this project was the construction of a database. This database collects for the first time data from over 1,000 audiovisual testimonies of Greek Jews survivors of the Holocaust. These testimonies were collected in different periods, languages and places and are today stored in different archival collections in Greece, Europe, USA and Israel. The database collects data from all these scattered testimonies and indexes them. It constitutes a guide to a "virtual archive" which is offered to the academic community and to every interested citizen.