Affective Encounters. Jewish Objects and Emotions in Poland and East-Central Europe after the Holocaust

Affective Encounters. Jewish Objects and Emotions in Poland and East-Central Europe after the Holocaust

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POLIN Museum, Dubnow Institute
Veranstaltungsort
digital event
PLZ
00157
Ort
Warszawa
Land
Poland
Vom - Bis
23.06.2021 - 25.06.2021
Von
Julia Roos, Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Leibniz-Institut für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur – Simon Dubnow

Digital workshop in cooperation with the POLIN Museum, the Leipzig University, the Dubnow Institute and the Polish Academy of Science.

Affective Encounters. Jewish Objects and Emotions in Poland and East-Central Europe after the Holocaust

The workshop explores the afterlife of Jewish objects in Poland and East-Central Europe since 1945. It focuses on the reciprocal relationship between the material and the human world and investigates the extent to which post-Holocaust Jewish things generate emotional and affective power and interact with individuals and societies. Bringing together scholars from different disciplines and curators from POLIN museum, the workshop will examine the fate and evolution of private and communal property, everyday items, sacral remnants, artifacts and commemorative objects, as well as their literary representation and musealization. Analyzing the emotional and affective aspects of post-war Jewish objects and tracing their changing meanings, perceptions and symbolic status, this workshop offers a unique platform for rethinking the material, cultural, social and psychological aftermath of the Holocaust.

Programm

WEDNESDAY, June, 23

15:45-16:00
Opening Remarks
Anna Artwińska (Leipzig University Leipzig)/Yechiel Weizman (Dubnow Institute)

16:00-17:15
Panel 1: Literature and Materiality
Anna Artwińska (Leipzig University)/Anja Tippner (University of Hamburg)
Neglected, Cherished, Contemplated: Jewish Material Culture through the Lens of Postcatastrophic Literature

Anita Jarzyna (University of Lodz)/Marta Tomczok (University of Silesia)/Agnieszka Piśkiewicz-Bornstein
Jewish Objects in the Literature of Irit Amiel – Lost, Regained, Replaced

17:15-17:30
Break

17:30-19:15
Panel 2: The Power of Postcatastrophic Objects

Agata Zborowska (University of Warsaw)
Disloyal Objects. Emotions and Material Things in Post-war Poland

Carolin Lange (Bavarian State Office for Museums)
After They Left: Looted Objects and the Private Perception of the Holocaust

Zuzanna Dziuban (Austrian Academy of Science)
Atopic Objects: Jewish Things in Post-Holocaust Poland

THURSDAY, June 24

16:00-17:45
Panel 3: Musealization and Memorialization

Erica Lehrer (Concordia University)
Awkward Objects of Genocide: Vernacular Arts, Ethnographic Museums, and Holocaust Bystander Memory in Poland

Renata Piątkowska (POLIN Museum)
Sacred Remnants and their “Custodians”. Objects from the Collection of the POLIN Museum

Monika Heinemann (Dubnow Institute)
Holocaust Photographsas “Secondary Objects” in Polish Museums

17:45-18:00
Break

18:00-19:45
Panel 4: To Whom Does it Belong? Objects and Ownership

Judith Siepmann (Dubnow Institute)
Lost and Found. The Story of two Legal Documents from Max Pinkus’ Dispersed Library

Anna Kawałko (The Hebrew University)
Objects of Desire, Objects of Denial. German-Jewish Libraries in Czechoslovakia after 1945

Yechiel Weizman (Dubnow Institute)
Abandoned Property? Jewish Houses after the War in Olkusz, Poland

FRIDAY, June 25

15:00-16:45
Panel 5: Ruptured Spaces

Roma Sendyka (Jagiellonian University)
Non-sites of Memory

Maria Ferenc-Piotrowska (Jewish Historical Institute)
Monuments vs. Ruins in the Warsaw Ghetto

Alicja Mroczkowska (Jewish Historical Institute)
Matzevot as an Agent in Contextualizing Polish-Jewish Relations

16:45-17:00
Break

17:00-19:00
Round Table: Discovering the Traces of Jewish Past in Poland. On the Documentary Archeology by Andrzej Brzozowski (1968)

Participants:
Jan Borowicz (University of Warsaw)
Katarzyna Chmielewska (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Piotr Forecki (Adam Mickiewicz University)
Tomasz Żukowski (Polish Academy of Sciences)

19:00-19:15
Break

19:15-19:45
Concluding Discussion

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