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Conference Program

Thursday, October 28

3:10 p.m. Welcome Address
Martina Blasberg-Kuhnke (Vice President for Studies & Teaching, Osnabrück University)
Miriam Rürup (Chairperson of the Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgemeinschaft des Leo-Baeck-Instituts)
Christoph Rass (Professor for Modern History/ IMIS, Osnabrück University)
Sebastian Huhn (Modern History/ IMIS, Osnabrück University)

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. External Determination and Agency
Sarah Grandke (Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial, Germany): “Imported” Commemoration? - Early Remembrance Initiatives by Polish DPs on the Move.
Sebastian Huhn (Osnabrück University, Germany): The Presentation of Self in the Negotiation of Resettlement.
René Bienert (Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial, Germany): DPs in Disguise.
Sebastian Musch (Osnabrück University) – Chair

5:00 – 5:20 p.m. Coffee Break

5:20 – 6:50 p.m. Remembering Displacement
Serafima Velkovich (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel): Negotiations on the Holocaust Memory in the Place of Remembrance: Refugee History in the Local Context - Waldram Badehaus museum’s Case Study.
Nicholas Yantian (Berlin, Germany): The Activities of My Father, Hyman Yantian as a Jewish Relief Worker in Italy, Austria, Germany and France.
Angelika Laumer (Julius-Liebig University Giessen, Germany): Logics of Everyday Remembering and Forgetting of Nazi Forced Labor in Rural Society. An Empirical Study of the Sociology of Knowledge.
Christoph Rass (Osnabrück University) – Chair

7:30 p.m. Conference Dinner

Friday, October 29

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Negotiating Options
Sheila Fitzpatrick (Australian Catholic University, Australia): Soviet DPs in Germany and Their Options (Repatriation, Resettlement and Remaining), 1949-52.
Ruth Balint (University of New South Wales, Australia): Return to Germany: Australia’s Deportation Policy and the DPs Who Returned.
Ebony Nilsson (Australian Catholic University, Australia): From Legionnaire to DPs: A Latvian’s Journey Navigating the IRO, Resettlement, and Identity.
Christoph Rass (Osnabrück University) – Chair

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:15 p.m. Building Refugee Subjectivity
Milinda Banerjee (University of St. Andrews, Scotland): From "New Jews" to "External Proletariat": Transnational Horizons of Bengali Refugee Subjectivity.
Kerstin von Lingen (University of Vienna, Austria): Legal and Intellectual Subjectivity: Epistemic communities in Exile and the refugee lawyers from Central Eastern Europe.
Anne Schult (New York University, United States): Being Counted or Accounted for? Refugees’ Self-Perception as Subjects of Statistical Inquiry, 1940s-1950s.
Lukas Hennies (Osnabrück University) – Chair

12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Policies of Displacement
José Martin (Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre, The Nether-lands): Stateless and Displaced: the Netherlands' Harsh Attitude Towards Jewish Refugees Before, During and After World War II.
Lukas Hennies (Osnabrück University, Germany): Lobby Groups and Negotiating Eligibility with the IRO.
Jana Kasíková (Charles University, Czech Republic): The Czechoslovak Network of Institutions and Organizations Managing the Flow of DPs After World War II.
Linda Ennen-Lange (Osnabrück University) – Chair

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:00 p.pm. DPs and 'Heimatlose Ausländer’ in Germany
Stephanie Zloch (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany): „The Steady Danger of Germanization“? The „Law on the Le-gal Status of Homeless Aliens“ and the School Attendance of DP Children in Germany in the 1950s.
Linda Ennen-Lange (Osnabrück University, Germany): Negotiating Participation in the Local Space - Categorization and Integration of “Heimatlose Ausländer” in Society and Administration.
Maik Schmerbauch (German Federal Archives): The Commitment of the Catholic Church in housing and residential developments for Homeless Foreigners since the 1950s.
Sebastian Musch (Osnabrück University) – Chair

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Lives and Narratives
Katarzyna Nowak (University of Manchester, United Kingdom): Laughter in the Kingdom of Barracks: Humour and Satire as a Counter-Narrative of Polish DPs.
Kateryna Kobchenko (National University of Kyiv, Ukraine): „Homeless“ Ukrainians in Germany: Émigré Community Life in the Time of Cold War.
Nathaniel Weston (Seattle Central College, United States): Applications for Assistance to the IRO: Early Holocaust Narratives by Jewish DPs in Vienna.
Sarah Grandke (KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme) – Chair

Saturday, October 30

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Care and Maintenance and the IRO
Christian Höschler (Arolsen Archives, Germany) & Christiane Weber (Arolsen Archives, Germany): “The Person is Within the Mandate of the IRO”: DPs, Refugees, and Their Representation in DP Documents Kept by the Arolsen Archives.
Ramon Wiederkehr (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland): The Blurred Boundaries of Humanitarian Solidarity: The Admission of IRO ‘Hard Core’ Refugees to Switzerland, 1950–1952.
Vitalij Fastovskij (Julius-Liebig University Giessen, Germany): New Sources on the History of DPs and "Homeless Foreigners" in the Early Federal Republic.
Christoph Rass (Osnabrück University) – Chair

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00 – 1.00 p.m. DPs in the International Migration Regime
Jochen Lingelbach (University of Bayreuth, Germany): The Order of Colonial Refugee Camps - European DPs in Africa Between Self-Organization, Colonial-Racist Social Order, and the International Refugee Regime (Approx. 1942 - 1950).
Julia Devlin (Textile and Industry Museum in Augsburg, Ger-many): Polish DPs in Africa During and After World War II.
Andreas Bouroutis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece): A Welcoming Return? The DPs in Greece.
Ildikó Barna (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary): Hungarian Jewish DPs’ and Refugees’ Journey Through the Maze of Administration in Italy After the Holocaust.
Markus Nesselrodt (European University Viadrina) – Chair

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Final Discussion with a Snack