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The Editorial and Advisory Board of the East European Holocaust Studies condemns Russia’s military assault on Ukraine and President Putin’s use of historical distortions and cynical lies to justify Russia’s attack on Ukrainian sovereignty. We stand with all the people of Ukraine and Russia who oppose this war.
Eastern European Holocaust Studies: Interdisciplinary Journal of the BYHMC provides an outlet for researchers dealing with the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War in Central and Eastern Europe – and as such, aims to contribute to the incorporation of both the modern and contemporary history of this territory and the topic of the aftermath of the war into the international academic scene. While research on conflict and genocide in Eastern Europe has become increasingly prevalent, only a handful of scholars have dealt with post-war issues connected to the Holocaust and the war, therefore the editorial team aims at inspiring new investigations and publications on these topics.
Eastern European Holocaust Studies: Interdisciplinary Journal of the BYHMC is a peer-reviewed bi-annual multidisciplinary scholarly journal, which aims to be a major international forum for publishing theoretically sophisticated, and empirically grounded original research in the intersection of media studies, memory studies, gender studies, historical and sociological research, literary science, as well as war studies and Holocaust and Genocide Research, and so forth. Submissions should be original contributions and not under simultaneous consideration for other publications. The editors will preferably pick the proposals of prospective authors who use an interdisciplinary approach.
East European Holocaust Studies is the academic journal of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. It is governed by an independent editorial board that acts with the counsel of an independent academic advisory board. Funding is provided by a publicly available list of donors.
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Eastern European Holocaust Studies
‘Ukraine and the Ukrainians in Holocaust Literature’
On the eve of the German invasion of the Soviet Union Ukraine was home to the largest Jewish population in Europe. While some Jews managed to evacuate to the interior of the Soviet Union, it is estimated that more than a million were killed. Rather than being deported to concentration and death camps, as were the Jews of Western Europe, most of Ukrainian Jews were shot by the Einsatzgruppen C and D, by the Order Police Battalions, by the Wehrmacht, and by the Nazis’ local collaborators. It is indeed on Ukrainian territory, in Babyn Yar outside Kyiv, that the worst mass shooting of Jews took place. In the space of a couple of days, 34,000 men, women and children were murdered.
After the war, Soviet authorities did their best to minimise the scope of the Jewish tragedy, their efforts being illustrated by their protracted and stubborn refusal to acknowledge the identity of the Babyn Yar victims. It was only Ukraine’s 1991 independence from the Soviet Union that facilitated research into the Holocaust in Ukraine, although in Ukraine itself the Holocaust remains a strongly politicised and sensitive topic. Nevertheless, the last two decades have seen the publication of a number of historical studies dedicated to the Holocaust in Ukraine (Zabarko 2004; Lower 2005; Steinhart 2015; Holocaust and Genocide Studies 2014, Bartov 2018, Müller, Müller and Zabarko 2019).
The fate of Ukrainian Jews has been dramatized by works of literature, including Meyer Levin’s Eva: A Novel of the Holocaust (1959), Piotr Rawicz’s Blood from the Sky (1961), Anatoly Kuznetsov’s Babi Yar: A Documentary Novel (1966), Anatoly Rybakov’s Heavy Sand (1978), D. M. Thomas’s The White Hotel (1981), Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated (2002), Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones (2006), Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million (2006), and Rachel Seiffert’s A Boy in Winter (2017). Eastern European Holocaust Studies is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published by De Gruyter and dedicated to the history and memory of the Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe. The special dossier the journal’s forthcoming issue will address representations in Holocaust literature of Ukraine and the Ukrainians during the German occupation of 1941-1944 and the postwar commemorations of the Jewish tragedy in Ukraine. Articles of 7,000 words (including references) in English or Ukrainian are invited on any of the following themes:
We welcome both traditional theoretical and methodological approaches and newer perspectives, including feminism, materialism, posthumanism and ecocriticism. To submit an article, please send an abstract (max. 500 words) and a bio note (max. 100 words) by 15 January 2022 to Helena Duffy at email@example.com. Authors will be notified of acceptance shortly. Full articles will be expected by 30 June 2022.
General Call for Papers for the Eastern European Holocaust Studies: Interdisciplinary Journal of the BYHMC
Eastern European Holocaust Studies: Interdisciplinary Journal of the BYHMC is an English-language peer-reviewed bi-annual multidisciplinary journal whose purpose is to provide an outlet for researchers dealing with the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War in Central and Eastern Europe – and as such, to contribute to the incorporation of both the modern and contemporary history of this territory and the topic of the aftermath of the war into the international academic scene. The journal aims to be a major international forum for publishing theoretically sophisticated, and empirically grounded original research in the field of Holocaust, Genocide and War Studies, with a focus on the complex relationship between violence, memory and post-war issues in the diverse national and transnational contexts of Europe. The Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center publishes the journal in cooperation with De Gruyter.
While research on conflict and genocide in Eastern Europe has become increasingly prevalent, only a handful of scholars have dealt with post-war issues connected to the Holocaust and the war, therefore the editorial team aims at inspiring new investigations and publications on these topics. The Eastern European Holocaust Studies: Interdisciplinary Journal of the BYHMC focuses on the history and memorialization of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe in order to contribute to this goal and to connect it to the mission of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center.
We invite contributions that address the following topics:
The editors will preferably pick the proposals of prospective authors who use an interdisciplinary approach.
Please submit abstracts of 500 words and a short bio to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Authors will be notified of acceptance shortly after. The language of submission is English or Ukrainian.
Submissions should be original contributions and not under simultaneous consideration for other publications. The journal is published in English with abstracts in Ukrainian. Abstracts and articles may be submitted in either of these languages. All submissions are subject to a double blind peer review process with at least two reviewers (both members of the Editorial/Advisory Board and external reviewers). Articles should be submitted in duplicate or by email and should follow Chicago Manual of Style (author-date) based on the 16th edition of the Manual.
Publications of Relevant Sources
The Eastern European Holocaust Studies: Interdisciplinary Journal of the BYHMC aims at presenting thematically relevant sources to a broad, English-speaking readership and therefore asks for suggestions for short source editions. The respective documents should be placed and explained within the historical context and historiography with an introduction and also made accessible with annotations. The documents will be published in English translation, the original - depending on length and grant of rights - will be made available either in the article itself (transcript or facsimile) or as supplementary material on the journal website. Short source editions should not exceed 7.000 words.
For more information contact the editors at email@example.com
Andrea Petö – Professor, Central European University, Vienna, Austria
Vitaly Chernoivanenko – Senior Research Fellow, Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Paul Gradvohl – Professor, Université Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Marta Havryshko – Research Associate, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, Lviv, Ukraine
Yurii Kaparulin – Head of the Raphael Lemkin Center for Genocide Studies, Associate Professor at the Department of National, International Law and Law Enforcement at the Faculty of Business and Law at Kherson State University, Ukraine
Jan Láníček – Associate Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Eleonore Lappin-Eppel – Senior Researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Katarzyna Liszka – Assistant Professor, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Andrea Löw – Deputy Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Munich, Germany
Hanno Löwy – Director, Jewish Museum Hohenems, Austria
Yuri Radchenko – Director, Center for Research on Interethnic Relations in Eastern Europe, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Frank Bajohr – Professor and Director, Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Munich, Germany
Omer Bartov – Professor, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
Adrian Cioflâncă – Director, The "Wilhelm Filderman" Center for the Study of Jewish History in Romania, Bucharest, Romania
Helena Duffy – Collegium Researcher, University of Turku, Finland
Deborah Dwork – Director, Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
David Feldman – Professor, Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism, University of London, UK
Edyta Gawron – Assistant Professor, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Amos Goldberg – Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Jan Grabowski – Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
Guri Hjeltness – Director, Center or Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo. Norway
Karen Jungblut – Director Emeritus, USC Shoah Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Audrey Kichelewski – Associate Professor, University of Strasbourg, France
Tamás Kovács – Director, Holocaust Memorial Center, Budapest, Hungary
Lukasz Krzyzanowski – Assistant Professor, University of Warsaw, Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
Wendy Lower – Professor, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, USA
Tali Nates – Director, Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre, South Africa
Renee Poznanski – Professor Emerita, Ben Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel
Roma Sendyka – Associate Professor, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Irena Šumi – Senior Research Associate, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Malin Thor Tureby – Professor, University of Malmö, Sweden
Jeffrey Veidlinger – Professor, University of Michigan, MI, USA
James Waller – Professor, Keene State College, Keene, NH, USA
Borbála Klacsmann - Independent historian, Hungary