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Published on Tuesday, May 30, 2017


The international symposium “Holocaust Survivors and their Networks: Comparative and Transnational Perspectives”, will take place at Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, June 2, 2017.



  • 9h30: Welcome
  • 9h45: Opening remarks

Panel 1: 10h00-11h45

Networking Through War and Displacement

Chair: Constance Pâris de Bollardière (American University of Paris)  

  • Patrick Farges (Sorbonne Nouvelle University): ‘Ich bin kein kleiner Jecke mehr!’ Transnational ‘yekkish’ identities in a post-Holocaust world (Canada/Israel).
  • Audrey Kichelewski (University of Strasbourg): A Lost World? The Enfants de Lublin, A Polish Jewish Mutual Aid Society in France (1929-1964)

Panel 2: 13h45-16h00

Networks and the Rise of Holocaust Consciousnes

Chair: Susan Rubin Suleiman (Harvard University)

  • Rebecca Clifford (Swansea University): Rethinking the ‘survivor’: the evolution of child survivor networks in the United States and Great Britain
  • Laura Hobson Faure (Sorbonne Nouvelle University): Forty Boys from Berlin: The Transnational Networking Process and the Emergence of Holocaust Consciousness
  • Yoram Mouchenik (University of Paris 13): Association for the Memory of Convoy 6: A Journey with a Group of Former Hidden Children

16h00-16h30: Coffee Break

Panel 3: 16h30-17h30

Survivors: The Evolution of Terms and Definitions

Chair: Brian Schiff (American University of Paris)

  • Avinoam Patt (University of Hartford): Dispersed Remnants: Defining the Diaspora(s) of Holocaust Survivors
  • Atina Grossmann (Cooper Union): "We Were the Lucky Ones": Shifting Definitions Within Survivor Networks 

17h30-18h Concluding remarks and discussion 

The conference presentations take place in English, with questions and discussion in French and English.


  • Laura Hobson Faure, Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
  • Atina Grossmann, Cooper Union
  • Avinoam Patt, University of Hartford


The CRAN and Axe 3 of the Center for Research on the English Speaking World, Sorbonne Nouvelle University

The George and Irina Schaeffer Center for the Study of Genocide, Human Rights and Conflict Prevention, American University of Paris

For security and organizational reasons, please confirm your presence with

Laura Hobson Faure: laurahobsonfaure@gmail.com



  • Salle Claude Simon - 4 rue des Irlandais
    Paris, France (75005)


  • Friday, June 02, 2017


  • rescapé, Shoah, réseau


  • Constance Paris de Bollardière
    courriel : cparisdebollardiere [at] aup [dot] edu

Information source

  • Constance Paris de Bollardière
    courriel : cparisdebollardiere [at] aup [dot] edu


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