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Mit seinen wissenschaftlichen Veranstaltungen versucht das Wiener Wiesenthal Institut für Holocaust-Studien (VWI) die neuesten Ergebnisse im Bereich der Holocaust-, Genozid- und Rassismusforschung einem breiteren ebenso wie einem ausgewiesenen Fachpublikum regelmäßig näher zu bringen. Die unterschiedlichen Formate dieser über einen engen Wissenschaftsbegriff hinausweisenden Veranstaltungen, die von in einem kleinen Rahmen gehaltenen gehaltenen Vorträgen, den Simon Wiesenthal Lectures über für ein Fachpublikum interessante Workshops bis zu großen internationalen Tagungen, den Simon Wiesenthal Conferences reichen, spiegeln das breite Tätigkeitsfeld des Instituts wider.

 

Präsentationen von ausgewählten Neuerscheinungen zu den einschlägigen Themen des Instituts, Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum, die Filmreihe VWI Visuals und die Fachkolloquien der Fellows runden die Palette der Veranstaltungen des Instituts weiter ab.

 

 

 

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Rivka Brot: Negotiating Justice. The "Legal Lives" of the Jewish DPs in the US-American Zone, Germany, 1945-1950
   

Freitag, 24. Mai 2019, 15:00 - 16:30

Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, Research Lounge 1010 Vienna, Rabensteig 3, 3rd Floor

 

Canvas Jewish police detaining a former kapo who was recognized by former concentration camp inmates in the Zeilsheim Displaced Persons camp, Germany, ca. 1945. (USHMM, courtesy of Alice Lev)The lecture addresses the role of law for survivors of genocide and mass atrocities living in refugee camps. The Jewish displaced persons (DPs) established a bottom-up fascinating legal and judiciary system, comprised of four different types of courts that encompassed every aspect of their lives as individuals and a community.
The lecture suggests understanding the law not only as a means of maintaining law and order in the camps but also, and not less important, as a means of both reconstructing personal and communal agency. The lecture also demonstrates the use of law as a means to turn the Jews from a group of helpless survivor victims to a politically-charged community.
This understudied historical-legal story, as the lecture shows, serves as a reminder to both the strength of the community and the importance of its law as an independent instrument.

Rivka Brot is a lecturer at the Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University. She has authored various articles relating to legal aspects of the lives of the Jewish displaced persons in the US-American Zone of occupied Germany in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Her book, People in the Gray Zone: The Jewish Kapo on Trial (Hebrew), will be co-published by the Open University Publishing House, the David Berg Institute for Law and History (Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Law) and The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism.

The event will be moderated by Philipp Rohrbach (VWI)

Organised in cooperation with the Department of Legal and Constitutional History of the University of Vienna

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