Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer-Fall 1941

March 22, 2017 @ 09:00 – March 23, 2017 @ 18:00
Vilnius Gaon State Jewish Museum
Naugarduko g. 10
Vilnius 03213
One of the mass grave site memorials. Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber

A memorial at the site of a mass killing/mass grave in Seduva, Lithuania Photo © Ruth Ellen Gruber


Organized by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance as part of a broader IHRA Multi-Year Work Plan Program on killing sites designed to offer insight into different approaches to exploring, studying and preserving killing sites. The conference is aimed primarily at governmental institutions and NGOs working in the field of killing sites.

The conference will comprise a series of presentations and discussions around the central themes of identification, marking and commemoration of sites. The workshops will focus on the process of finding and identifying killing sites, topics related to research, archives and interviews as well as databases, preservation, marking and maintenance. Participants will be further offered the possibility to address legal and religious issues and solutions as well as questions on how to remember and educate. Geographical focus will be put on the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine and Romania.

The objective of the conference is to provide a forum in which those active in the field of mass killing sites will have an opportunity to exchange views, share issues, problems, solutions and best practices, thereby encouraging research, proper preservation, marking and maintenance of mass killing sites.


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