Event Date: 30 May 2014
The Wiener Library
29 Russell Square,
London WC1B 5DP
Pogroms: Contemporary Reactions to Antisemitic Violence in Europe 1815-1950
What were the reactions of contemporaries to antisemitic violence in 19th and early 20th century Europe and how did they differ from our perception of pogroms and their history?
This half-day workshop will examine this question through papers from three scholars who have recently published research in related areas. The speakers will include: Professor Manfred Gailus (Technische Universitaet, Berlin), who has published extensively on antisemitism, riots and public violence in early nineteenth-century Germany. Dr Francois Guesnet (University College, London), co-editor of the book ‘Russians, Jews and the Pogroms of 1881-1882’, and Dr Hugo Service (University of Oxford) who recently published the book ‘Germans to Poles: Communism, Nationalism and Ethnic Cleansing after the Second World War’ with Cambridge University Press.
Professor Manfred Gailus (Technische Universitaet, Berlin) – Between Riot and Pogrom: anti-Jewish violence in 19th century Germany
Dr Francois Guesnet (University College, London) – Pogroms in 19th century Eastern Europe: the archetype of anti-Jewish violence?
Dr Hugo Service (University of Oxford) – Anti-Jewish violence and Pogroms in Poland at the End of the Second World War: Explanations and Consequences