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The theme of the Holocaust resonated at UPJŠ

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An international scientific conference dedicated to Holocaust research was held on 11-12 June 2024 at the Historical Auditorium of the UPJŠ in Košice. The event entitled “The Unforgotten – Exploring the Holocaust from the individual perspective” featured interesting lectures on the topical and still sensitive topic of the Holocaust, with presentations by leading experts from Slovakia, Israel, South Africa, the USA and Hungary. The conference was opened with a speech by the Vice-Rector for Internationalization, assoc. professor Silvia Ručinská, PhD., and the expert part was opened by a lecture of professor Hanna Yablonka from Ben Gurion University. In it she presented the life story of her parents from Košice, who were directly affected by the Holocaust.

The main idea of the conference was to discuss modern trends in Holocaust research, with special emphasis on the perception of events through the eyes of an individual. Such an approach makes it possible to capture specific details, important both for a better understanding of the Holocaust and for preventing its denial. The event was organized by professor Martin Pekár, PhD., from the Department of History, UPJŠ Faculty of Arts, and Dr. Tamir Hod, Ph.D., from Tel-Hai College in Israel as a benefit of the signing of a memorandum between the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice and the Israeli Tel-Hai College. UPJŠ was represented at the signing of the document in August 2023 by the Vice-Rector Ručinská and the Israeli side was represented by the Vice President of Tel-Hai College for Academic Affairs, professor Nir Becker.

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