Skip to main content

Conference on Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and its Aftermath

The CEU Campus
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10:30 am – 5:10 pm

Conference on Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and its Aftermath

January 31 2018, 10:30 am – 17:10 pm

Central European University,

Tiered Room 103, 15 Nádor Street, Budapest

Please register by January 29 2018 : Lukacs Hayes

Please see detailed conference agenda here. 

The conference is organized by the Romani Studies Program and the Tom Lantos Institute and is part of a wider research programme entitled Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and in its Aftermath – Research, Education, Remembrance, aiming to contribute to academic research, awareness raising and remembrance activities in relation to the Roma resistance during the Holocaust.

Working with five researchers, multidisciplinary inquiry has started in April 2017, investigating various aspects of Roma resistance. The aim of the conference is to share and discuss the key findings of the research. 

Presenters and Topics:

  • Ágnes Daróczi, János Bársony - The Importance of Roma Holocaust Research 
  • Dr. Bogdan Chiriac – Between Survival and Noncompliance: Roma Acts of Resistance in Transnistria during the Second World War
  • Lise Foisneau (Aix-Marseille University, Marseille): French Nomads’ Resistance 1939-1946
  • Dr. Éva Blénesi (Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest)– Art, Memory, Remembrance and Resistance
  • Dr. Gergely Romsics (Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Budapest): The Roma Holocaust and Memory Games Agency: Manipulation and Contestation in Constructing Representations of Genocide in Post-1989 Europe
  • Dr. Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska (Jagellonian University, Krakow): Resistance and Survival of the Roma and Sinti in Auschwitz-Birkenau

Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Anna-Maria Bíró, Director Tom Lantos Institute
  • Dr. Iulius Rostas, Chair of Romani Studies Program, CEU


  • Dr. Angéla Kóczé (Romani Studies Program, Central European University)
  • Dr. Anna Lujza Szász (Institute for Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Science)

For more information on the conference, contact Lukacs Hayes