Lecture Recordings

Day 1 22.6.2021

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Welcoming address Prof. Nissim Ben David, President, Western Galilee College Dr. Boaz Cohen, Head of the Holocaust Studies Program, Western Galilee College
 1st Session   Operation “Barbarossa” Unleashing Violence 
Chair: Dr. Yaron Pasher, Western Galilee College
Dr. Leonid Rein, Yad Vashem, Israel “Where there is a Partisan-there is a Jew”: Wehrmacht and the Beginning of Annihilation of Soviet Jews in 1941 Minute 7:35
 Dr. Maris Rowe-McCulloch, University of Regina, Canada Rostov-on-Don and the German Military’s “Violence of Invasion”, 1941 and 1942 31:11
Dr. Bastiaan Willems, University College London, UK From Mogilev to Königsberg: Army Group Centre and the Evacuation of Civilians 54:25
Mr. Daniele Gioia, PhD candidate, University of Florence, Italy Between Annihilation and Resistance: The Jews in Slonim (1941 -1944) 1:21:54
 Dr. Craig Luther, U.S. Air Force historian (Ret.), USA Russia is not France! Three Combat Actions on 22 June 1941 that Shocked the German Soldier   1:42:37
 2nd Session Pogroms and Extermination
Chair: Dr. Boaz Cohen, Western Galilee College
Lt. Col US Army (Ret), Dr. Robert Kirchubel, Purdue University, USA German Officer Losses on the Moscow Axis during Operation Barbarossa Minute  2:20:39
Maayan Armelin, PhD candidate, Clark University, USA Military Traditions and Leadership Styles in the SS-Einsatzgruppen, Promoting Mass Killing in Nazi Occupied Soviet Union 2:44:04
Dr. Nissan Sharify, The Institute of International Relations of Moldova (IRIM). The Influence of Nazi Propaganda Pamphlets on the Extermination of the Jews 3:01:36
 Dr. Marta Havryshko, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies Gendering Pogroms: Women as Agents of Anti-Jewish Violence in Galicia, 1941 3:17:32
 Discussion 3:48:27
Keynote speaker: Prof. Gerhard L. Weinberg, Emeritus University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA:  3:53:26
 A Long Intended but Postponed Invasion of the Soviet Union 
Chair: Prof. Dina Porat, Chief Historian Yad Vashem, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Day 2 24.6.2021

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Welcoming address Brigadier General IDF (Ret.) Eival Giladi, Chair of the Board of Trustees – Western Galilee College
Dr. Haim Sperber, Chair, Multi-Disciplinary Studies Department, Western Galilee College
 1st Session   Between Resistance and Rescue
Chair: Dr. Miriam Offer, Western Galilee College, Sackler Faculty of Medicine Tel Aviv University
Dr.Yaacov Falkov, Tel Aviv University and IDC Herzliya The Most Understudied Outcome of “Barbarossa”: The Soviet Anti-Nazi Underground in the Third Reich Minute 9:39
Dr. Borbála Klacsmann, PhD candidate, University of Szeged, Hungary Foreigner at Home: The Expulsion of the Kaufer Family from Hungary 43:58
Dr. Lidia Zessin-Jurek, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic “Snatched away to Siberia while standing in a line to a gas chamber” – Polish Jewish Survivors Between the Holocaust and Gulag Memory 1:05:22
Mr. Inxhi Brisku, University of Haifa, Israel The Impact of the German attack on the Soviet Union in the Antifascist Resistance Movement in Albania 1:31:46
2nd Session   Operation “Barbarossa” as a Multi-National Project Chair: Dr. Daniela Ozacky Stern, Western Galilee College and Bar Ilan University
Dr.Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Operation Barbarossa and the “Ukranian National Revolution” Minute – 1:57:53
 Mr. Fóris Ákos, PhD candidate, Eötvös Loránd University and Clio Institute, Budapest, Hungary The Destruction of the Ukrainian Jews and the Hungarian Anti-Partisan Warfare on the Eastern Front 1941–1942 2:20:06 Dr. Grant T. Harward, U.S. Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage, USA Holy War: The Romanian Army’s Role in Operation Barbarossa and the Final Solution 2:44:11
 Dr. Marta Simó, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain Spain and its Participation in Operation “Barbarossa”: An Encounter with the Holocaust 3:07:02
 Dr. Nicolas G. Virtue, King’s University College at Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Annihilation and Liberation: Italian Perspectives on Operation Barbarossa 3:34:06
 3rd Session   Memory and Commemoration
Chair: Dr. Marta Havryshko, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU)
 Prof. Erik Grimmer-Solem, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, USA Operation Barbarossa, the Crimes of the Wehrmacht, and the Politics of Remembrance in Contemporary Germany Minute  4:04:11
 Prof. Andrew Weinstein, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, USA Staging Operation “Barbarossa” with Toy Soldiers: David Levinthal’s Hitler Moves East 4:38:00
Ms. Ornit Barkai, Scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center and Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, USA “Past Forward: Journeys to Transnistria”, “The Various Routes Taken by Different Sides on the Road to Transnistria During Operation “Barbarossa” 5:03:04 Concluding remarks Dr. Yaron Pasher, Western Galilee College Dr. Boaz Cohen, Head, Holocaust Studies PWestern Gali Minute: 5:26:00
Hosted By the Holocaust Studies Program – Western Galilee College Conference Committee: Dr. Yaron Pasher Dr. Daniela Ozacky Stern Dr. Boaz Cohen