Central European University’s Nationalism Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program and Romani Studies Program,
in association with the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies
invite you to join us for a
Rain of Ash
Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust
with Author ARI JOSKOWICZ (Vanderbilt University)
Moderator: Éva Kovács (Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies)
Discussants: Angéla Kóczé (CEU, Romani Studies) Michael L. Miller (CEU, Nationalism Studies & Jewish Studies)
Monday,June 19, 2023, 6 PM
1010 Wien, Austria
Reception to follow
Jews and Roma died side by side in the Holocaust, yet the world did not recognize their destruction equally. In the years and decades following the war, the Jewish experience of genocide increasingly occupied the attention of legal experts, scholars, educators, curators, and politicians, while the genocide of Europe's Roma went largely ignored. Rain of Ash is the untold story of how Roma turned to Jewish institutions, funding sources, and professional networks as they sought to gain recognition and compensation for their wartime suffering. Ari Joskowicz vividly describes the experiences of Hitler's forgotten victims and charts the evolving postwar relationship between Roma and Jews over the course of nearly a century.
Ari Joskowicz is the author of Rain of Ash: Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust (Princeton University Press, 2023) and The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France (Stanford University Press, 2014) and editor of Secularism in Question: Jews and Judaism in Modern Times (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015). An Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and European history at Vanderbilt University, he has held fellowships from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, among others.