“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Yahad-In Unum in Paris, France, and the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania, in Bucharest, have co-organized an international scholarly symposium on Holocaust-era mass graves to coincide with the anniversary of the 1941 pogrom in Iasi, Romania.
This International Symposium on Mass Graves of the Holocaust will take place in Bucharest, Romania from 30 June - 1 July 2011 at the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania.
Scholars of mass killings in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Yugoslavia, and elsewhere in Europe will discuss the discovery of such sites, the examination of the spectrum of victims in these massacres, and the legal, social, and ethical implications of the investigation of mass graves. Father Patrick Desbois, President of Yahad-In Unum and Director of the Episcopal Committee for Relations with Judaism, which is connected with the French Conference of Bishops, will present the keynote lecture.
This program was made possible by the Yetta and Jacob Gelman Endowment, and by the "Europe for Citizens" Program of the Directorate-General for Communication of the European Commission.
For a complete schedule, please visit www.ushmm.org/research/center.