Jews and their Neighbors in Soviet Central Asia during the Second World War: Realities of Life and Survival


International Colloquium

Jews and their Neighbors in Soviet Central Asia during the Second World War: Realities of Life and Survival

The Conference's working languages are Russian and English

Beit Meiersdorf, Room 502

March 8, 2016


9:00 – 9:30                  Registration and Greetings

                                    Prof. Moshe Taube, Dr. Zeev Levin

9:30 – 11:00                Session 1:  Jewish Solidarity and Support in Central Asia (Chair: Moshe Taube)

Michael Beizer: The JDC's Relief to the Evacuees Returning to the Territories outside the 1939 USSR Boarders: Emergence of the Relief-in-Transit Program.


Kiril Feferman: Belief, Solidarity and Self-Sacrifice under Strain: Refugees Preserving Judaism in Wartime Central Asia

Leonid Terushkin: Solidarity and Insularity among Jewish Refugees and Evacuees in their Interactions with Hosting Populations of Central Asia and Siberia

11:00 – 11:15              Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45              Session 2: Realities of Life in Evacuation (Chair: Zeev Levin)

Natalie Belsky: The Wartime Marketplace as a Site of Encounter

Anna P. Ronell: World War II and Evacuation to Central Asia in Grigorii Kanovich’s Novella Faces in the Dark

Michael Timofeev: Working Realities in the Soviet Rear

12:45 – 13:00              Coffee Break

13:00 – 14:00              Session 3: Keynote Lecture  (Chair: Yaakov Ro'i)

                                    Pavel Polian: Soviet Jews and War Time Migrations

14:00 – 15:00              Lunch

15:00 – 16:30              Session 4: Deported and Evacuated Populations in Central Asia: A Comparative Approach (Chair: Yitzhak Brudny)

Zeev Levin:  Jewish Evacuees and Deportees in Soviet Central Asia during WWII

Otto J. Pohl: "Wir hatten nichts": The Fate of Ethnic Germans Deported to Kazakhstan during World War II

Chen Bram: Deportation to Central Asia of the Metskhetian Turks

16:30 – 16:45              Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:00              Session 4:  Bukharan Jews during WWII (Chair: Dr. Julia Rubanovich)

David Kalontarov: Bukharan Jews in the Red Army

Marina Shimunov: Relations between Bukharan and Ashkenazi Jews in Soviet Central Asia during World War II

18:00                           Concluding remarks


בשיתוף: מכון בן-צבי לחקר קהילות ישראל במזרח מרכז בוכרה

ומרכז לאוניד נבזלין לחקר יהדות רוסיה ומזרח אירופה


תאריך 8/03/2016 09:00
מיקום Beit Meiersdorf, Room 502
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