The Sugihara Foundation: Diplomats for life is glad to present the 2nd international scientific conference from Casablanca of the North Academy, which will look deeper into post-Evian situation. The researchers from all around the world will share their insights regarding this topic and everyone is welcome to participate.




Location: Sugihara House (Vaizganto street 30, Kaunas)

Date: 2018 May 24th (Thursday)

Moderator Egidijus ALEKSANDRAVIČIUS (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)
9.00 – 9.30 Opening remarks
9.30 – 10.00 Hillel LEVINE (International Center for Conciliation (ICfC), USA)
Sugihara and Holocaust Distortion: Rescuing the Memory of the Greatest Holocaust Rescuer
10.00 – 10.30 Eglė BENDIKAITĖ (Lithuanian Institute of History, Lithuania)
The emigration policy and practices of Lithuanian Zionists before and after Evian
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.30 Ruth LEIZEROWITZ (German History Institute in Warsaw, Poland)
The fate of Klaipėda Jews in the context of the Evian conference
11.30 – 12.00 Simonas STRELCOVAS (Siauliai university, Lithuania)
Intergovernmental Committee for Political Refugees: between comfort and discomfort
12.00 – 12.30 Gilad BEN NUN (Global & European Studies Institute, Germany)
Jacob Robinson, the World Jewish Congress, and the securement of the protection of civilians targeted by their own governments – under the 4th Geneva Convention for Civilians (sig. Aug. 1949)
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch Break
Moderator Giedrius JANAUSKAS (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)
14.00 – 14.30 Olga POTAP (Boston University, USA)
The Society for the Protection of the Health of the Jewish Population (OSE): scope of the activities after Evian conference
15.00 – 15.30 Alina BOTHE (Post-Doctoral Fellow Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Polenaktion – The Persecution of Jews with Polish citizenship in Germany
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 16.30 Olga BARBASIEWICZ (Institute of Middle and Far East Studies.
Faculty of International and Political Studies. Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Polish Jews - War Refugees. Attempts to ‘normality’ in abnormal times
16.30 – 17.00 Sara BUDA (Foundation Jewish Contemporary Documentation
Center, Italy)
Foreign Jews in Italy Through Fascist and Nazist Persecution: an Overview
17.00 – 17.30 Linas VENCLAUSKAS (Sugihara Diplomats for Life Foundation,
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)
When it comes to practice: refugees in Lithuania 1939 – 1940
17.30 – 18.00 Closing discussions

Scientific committee:
Dr. Linas Venclauskas (VMU, Sugihara Diplomats for Life Foundation)
Prof. habil. dr. Egidijus Aleksandravičius (VMU)
Assoc. prof. dr. Simonas Strelcovas (Šiauliai University)
Prof. dr. Šarūnas Liekis (VMU)
Prof. dr. Stefano Bianchini (University of Bologna)

Organizational committee:
Martynas Butkus (VMU, BA studies)
Karolina Lukšytė (VMU, BA studies, Sugihara Diplomats for Life Foundation, internship)
Laima Venclauskienė (VMU, PhD candidate)
Rusnė Ramanauskaitė (VMU, BA studies)