International Conference, Yad Vashem 2012



1942 A Turning Point in World War II and in

 the Comprehension of the Final Solution?

Monday–Thursday, 17-20 December 2012


The conference was held at Yad Vashem (Israeli official Holocaust museum). the conference discussed vireos aspects of the decisive year for the outcome of the war as well as the Jewish genocide. 

The conference was organize by Yad Vashem museum and The Documentation Center of North African Jewry during World war 2.


English lectures (by order):


 Antony James Beevor, Visiting Professor at University of London; University of Kent The Eastern Front and the Military Context, 1941-1942

 Florent Brayard, Historical Research Center (EHESS), Paris Those Who Didn’t Believe: On the Reception of the Inter-Allied Declaration of December 1942

Jan Láníček, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Czechoslovakia and the Allied Declaration of 17 December 1942


 Paul O’Shea, Australian Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Rosebank College, Sydney

Pius XII, the Vatican and the Moral Imperative to do Good - Christmas 1942
part 2


 Gerald Steinacher, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Red Cross and the Holocaust: The Years 1942 and 1944 as Turning Points in

Humanitarian Intervention

Laszlo Karsai, University of Szeged

The Holocaust as Conveyed in the Hungarian Press of 1942


 Aomar Boum, University of Arizona, Tucson

Between History and Rumor: The Holocaust in Moroccan National Narratives


 Patrick Bernhard, FRIAS, Freiburg University

In the Shadow of El Alamein: Italian War Crimes and Persecution of the Jews in North Africa

in the Context of the Final Solution in Europe  

Filippo Petrucci, University of Cagliari

Lasting Impact of Vichy, New Horrors of Nazism: The Existential Challenges of North African Jewsat the End of 1942



Emmanuel Debono, Center of the 20th Century Social History, Paris

The Difficult Recovery of the Crémieux Decree (8 November 1942 - 20 October 1943)

Ludivine Broch, University of London

The End of the Line? Allied Landings, Jewish Deportations and French Railways in 1942

Kiril Feferman, Russian Holocaust Center, Moscow

Keeping Stalingrad in Mind? Fluctuations of German Judenpolitik in the Northern Caucasus,

November 22, 1942 – December 31, 1942


Viktoriya Sukovata, Kharkiv National Karazin University

The Holocaust in the Kharkiv Region and the Attitude of the Locals and Soviet Authorities

to the Final Solution

Piotr Setkiewicz, State Museum Auschwitz, Oświęcim

The Destruction of Jews in Auschwitz in Reports of the Polish Resistance Movement


Jonathan Goldstein, University of West Georgia, Carrollton (Georgia)

Manila Jewry in 1942: From Survivors to Victims

Gerhard Weinberg, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

From Allied Defeat to Allied Victory; From World-Wide Holocaust to a Limited Holocaust


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