Revisiting Vichy France / Vichy Revisité

Revisiting Vichy France / Vichy Revisité

צרפת בימי שלטון וישי – עיון מחודש
Jerusalem, 3-5 December 2018 / Jérusalem, 3-5 décembre 2018
ירושלים, כ״ה-כ״ז בכסלו, תשע״ט

Monday, 3 December
Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem / Institut Van Leer, Jérusalem

18:00 – 20:00 – Opening Evening

Chairperson / Président de séance – Richard Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Université hébraïque de Jérusalem)

Greetings / Discours d’ouverture
• Hélène Le Gal, French Ambassador to Israel / Ambassadrice de France en Israël
• Barak Medina, Rector, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Recteur de l’Université hébraïque de Jérusalem

Keynote Presentations / Conférences

• Renée Poznanski (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev/ Université Ben Gurion du Negev)
Vichy France and the Jews: The Impact of Memory on Historiography / La France de Vichy et les Juifs: L’impact de la mémoire sur l’historiographie
• Laurent Joly (EHESS-CRH)
Vichy, Nazi Germany, and the Persecution of the Jews
(1940-1944)/ Vichy, l’Allemagne nazie et la persécution des Juifs (1940-1944)

Tuesday, 4 December
Constantiner Lecture Hall
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem

9:00 Gathering

9:30 – 12:30 – The French Population, Vichy, and Antisemitism

Chairperson – Steven Aschheim (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
• Daniel Lee (University of Sheffield)
A Sleepy English Village and a North African Jew: An Unlikely Story of French Resistance during the Second World War
• Denis Peschanski (Pantheon-Sorbonne University)
The French Internment Camps 1938-1946
• Luca Fenoglio (University of Leicester)
Negotiating Agency: Wolf Toronczyk, Ignace Fink and Jewish Rescue in Nice between Vichy, Fascist, and Nazi Authorities
• Pim Griffioen (University of Constance / Universität Konstanz)
UGIF in France, AJB in Belgium, Joodsche Raad in the Netherlands: Similar Strategies of Legality, Varying Contexts, Different Outcomes

14:00 – 15:30 – The Cultural World of Vichy

Chairperson – Dan Michman (Yad Vashem)
Karine Le Bail (CRAL – EHESS)
“In short, a Jew may play the bass drum…” Vichy Lawmakers Faced with the Question of Jewish Musicians
Yona Hanhart-Marmor (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
To Write in Gray: When Literature gets Ahead of Historiography
Denis Charbit (Open University of Israel)
French Resistance Literature: Opposing the Occupier or Opposing the Collaborator?

15:45 – 18:00 – Colonialism and Imperial Politics

Chairperson – Dan Diner (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
• Eric Jennings (University of Toronto)
Vichy and the Colonies, Reflections and State of the Field
• Yuval Tal (Johns Hopkins University)
The “Latin” Melting Pot: Probing the Republican Origins of Vichy’s Ethnic Ideology through French Algeria
• Ruth Ginio (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
The “Vichy Episode” in French West Africa and Its Significance
Haim Saadon (Open University of Israel and the Ben Zvi Institute)
Understanding the Vichy Regime in Constantine, Algeria

Wednesday, 5 December
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School
Barbara Mandel Auditorium
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

9:30 Gathering

10:00 – 12:00 – Postwar

Chairperson – Manuela Consonni (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
• Philip Nord (Princeton University)
A Concentration Camp in France: Struthof and the Memory of Deportation
• Carolyn J. Dean (Yale University)
David Rousset and the Camp Witness in Postwar France

• Simon Perego (Sciences-Po, Paris)
Remembering Vichy among Jews in Postwar France
• Pierre Birnbaum (Pantheon-Sorbonne University)
Vichy, the Jews, and the Royal Alliance: from One President’s Speech to the Others

12:15 – 14:00 – Historiography – Past and Present

Chairperson – Renée Poznanski (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Richard Cohen (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Ego-documents during World War II and Their Significance for the History of the Jews in Vichy
Claire Andrieu (Sciences-Po, Paris)
The Local Dynamics of Resistance
Ethan Katz (University of California, Berkeley)
The Vichysto-résistants and the Jewish Resisters of November 8: Historical Alliances, Historiographical Silences

15:30 – 17:30 – Spoliation and Exclusion

Chairperson – Gal Ventura (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
• Claire Zalc (ENS-IHMC, EHESS)
The Denaturalizations under the Vichy Regime (1940-1944): an Ordinary and Administrative Antisemitism
• Shannon Fogg (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
The Lure of Gain: Material Shortages and the Spoliation of Homes as Exclusionary Tools
• Anne Grynberg (INALCO, Pantheon-Sorbonne University)
More than Sixty years Later… The Assessment and Records of the CIVS [The Commission for the Compensation of Victims of Spoliation Resulting from the Antisemitic Legislation in France during the Occupation]
• Sarah Gensburger (CNRS-ISP-Paris-Nanterre University)
The Holocaust in Paris: What the History of anti-Jewish Persecutions in France can Learn from the Spatial Turn?

17:45 – 18:30 – Closing Session

Chairperson – Moshe Sluhovsky (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Keynote Presentation
• Julian Jackson (Queen Mary University of London)
Recent Developments in the Historiography of the Occupation

 

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