Project Work


Jewish Families, Women and Children During the Holocaust - Working Papers Spring Semester 2010

"Stopping the spread of moral savagery—child relief efforts in the Kraków ghetto"  (pdf)
Joanna Sliwa, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University

"Transcending Memory: The Third Generation"  (pdf)
Dr. Uta Larkey, Goucher College


Rising from the Ashes: Jewish Families and Children During and After the War

From 1939 to 1945, Jewish families were devastated all over Nazi-occupied Europe. The most vulnerable victims of the Holocaust were Jewish children who were regarded as the most precious part of families and of the Jewish community as a whole.

This conference explored the changing patterns of Jewish families and Jewish childhood in Europe during and after the Holocaust. International participants addressed three overarching questions: What happened to families and children during the war? How did the genocide impact Jewish family and childhood? What are the child survivors’ memories of their wartime and early postwar experiences?

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Sponsored by our partners at Brandeis University:

International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life; National Center for Jewish Film; The Psychology Department; Schusterman Center for Israel Studies; and The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry and through the support of The Valya and Robert Shapiro Endowment.

This conference was also made possible thanks to the generous support of:

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany; Peter Kupfer and Celina M. Spiegel in Honor of Daniel and Nina Libeskind; Sigmund A. Rolat, Chairman of the North American Council of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews; Alan M. & Carol Silberstein Diana and Eli Zborowski Family Foundation; Elizabeth Mundlak Zborowski, Ph.D; and Seymour W. Zises in Honor of Daniel and Nina Libeskind.