Mass Murder and the Management of Memory:

Europe and East Asia after the 2nd World War

Date: 
Fri, 11/07/2008 to Sat, 11/08/2008
Location: 
210 & 211 Dickinson Hall
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event
Audience: 
By Invitation Only

Mass Murder and the Management of Memory: Europe and East Asia after the 2nd World War is sponsored by the History Department, Davis Center for Historical Studies, and Program in Law and Public Affairs.

Friday, November 7

Lunch, 12:00-1:30
Welcome: Jan Gross (Princeton University)

I. From War to Peace, 1:30-3:00

Chair: Nick Stargardt (Oxford)
Tim Snyder (Yale), “Political Atrocities in Eastern Europe from 1933 to 1953”
Yuma Totani (Hawaii), “Nuremberg, Tokyo, and the Memory of Mass Atrocity”

 Coffee, 3:00-3:30

II. Postwar Trials, 3:30-5:30

Chair: Jane Caplan (Oxford)
Timothy Brook (Oxford), “Shanghai's Judicial Postwar: Treason Prosecutions and the Reformatting of Social Identity”
Ben Frommer (Northwestern), “One Country, Two Reckonings: A Comparison of Slovak and Czech Trials of Nazi Collaborators”
Kerstin Von Lingen (Tübingen), “Avoiding the Fascist Past: War Crimes Trials Policy and the Formation of Identity in Italy”
Saturday, November 8

Breakfast, 9:30-10:00

III. The Management of Memory, 10:00-12:00

Chair: Philip Nord (Princeton)
Robert Moeller (Irvine), “Does the Past Have a Future? Thoughts on the History, Memory, and the History of Memory of National Socialism, the Holocaust, and the Second World War”
Daqing Yang (George Washington), “Wartime Memories and the Resumption of Contacts between Japan and the People’s Republic of China”
Holly Case (Cornell), “The Crimes and Atrocities of the Axis-Allied Eastern European States: Remembered and Forgotten”

Lunch, 12:00-1:30

IV . Roundtable, 1:30-3:30

Chair: Sheldon Garon (Princeton)
Participant: Jane Caplan (Oxford)
Participant: Istvan Deak (Columbia)
Participant: Marci Shore (Yale)
Participant: Nick Stargardt (Oxford) 

Coffee, 3:30-4:30