A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union


Deadline:  15 September 2017
Open to: undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students who are enrolled in relevant academic disciplines at colleges and universities
Venue:  8–12 January 2018, Washington, DC

Description

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum invites applications for the international seminar “A Research Introduction to Jewish Life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.” This seminar will be held January 8–12, 2018, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

This seminar will acquaint undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students with the central topics, issues, and sources related to the study of Jewish life and the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, including prewar life, evacuation, mass shootings, rescue, forced labor, and issues of commemoration and memory, with a prominent geographical focus on Ukraine. Mandel Center scholars will lead discussions, and the seminar will include group analysis of many of the types of primary source material available in the Museum’s collections. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore the Museum’s extensive library, archival, and other collections.

Eligibility

The Museum welcomes international applications from undergraduate, MA, and early PhD students who are enrolled in relevant academic disciplines at colleges and universities.

Costs

Participants are required to attend the full duration of the seminar. Awards will include the cost of direct travel to and from each participant’s home institution and Washington, DC; shared lodging for the seminar’s duration; and select meals.

Application

All application materials must be received by Friday, September 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified of selection decisions by September 29, 2017.

This program is possible thanks to the generosity of the Piotr and Basheva Polsky Memorial Initiative for the Study of Ukrainian Jewry.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please  write to: ejakel@ushmm.org.

The official web-page.