Call for Papers

80th Anniversary of the German Invasion of the Soviet Union

Sachsenhausen Memorial

June 21-23, 2021

Deadline: January 31, 2021

The Sachsenhausen Memorial in association with the Institute of History (University of Klagenfurt), the Center of Holocaust Studies (the Institute of Contemporary History), and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (BPB) is organizing the Conference to mark the 80th Anniversary of Germany’s invasion of the USSR.

This conference will take stock of research to date while providing broad scope to new research perspectives, especially social-historical ones, discuss questions of historical-political education and mediation, and aims to provide an impetus for remembrance culture.

The main areas of research are:

  • Violence and Destruction
  • Societies in a war of annihilation
  • Remembrance

Applicants are welcome to submit their CVs, short summaries (max. 300 words) describing the topic and its innovative nature, and key findings in German, Russian, and English. Applications are to be sent to heitzer@gedenkstaette-sachsenhausen.de until 31 January 2021. Read more about the Call for Papers and the Conference here.