War Children in the Post-war

War Children in the Post-war: A West-East perspective on child policies, child experiences and war childhood remembrance cultures in Europe since 1945

13 December at 09:00 until 15 December at 13:00

Polish Academy of Sciences, Boerhaavegasse 25,1030 Vienna

Conference organizers:
Dr. Machteld Venken, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for
European History and Public Spheres and
Dr. Maren Röger, German Historical Institute Warsaw

Please register by 07 December 2012 at office@ehp.lbg.ac.at
For participation at the Public Lecture on 14 December, please register at the Polish Academy of Sciences under office@viennapan.org

Thursday, 13 December

Welcome notes

Mag. Claudia Lingner, Managing Director of the
Ludwig Boltzmann-Gesellschaft

Prof. Dr. Bogusɬaw Dybaś, Director of the Polish
Academy of Sciences

Dr. habil. Ruth Leiserowitz, Research Director of the
German Historical Institute in Warsaw


Maren Röger and Machteld Venken

Keynote I

Tara Zahra: The Lost Children. Reconstructing
Europe´s Families After World War II
11:00-13:00     Panel I: Comparing child experiences in East and West

13:00-14:30     Lunch

14:30-17:00     Panel II: Competition for war children I: Nationalization

18:30     Dinner

Friday, 14 December

Keynote II

Bengt Sandin: The war time experience – neutrality –
and building of welfare for children in Sweden

11:00-13:00     Panel III: Competition for war children II:
International framework

13:00-14:30     Lunch

14:30-17:30     Panel IV: Perpetrators’ children – child


Keynote III – Public Lecture

Joanna Michlic: What Does A Child Remember?
The Recollections of the War and the Early
Post-War Period Amongst Child Survivors From Poland


Walking Dinner

Saturday, 15 December

Panel V: War Children and Religion


Panel VI: Patterns of Cultural Remembrance in East
and West


Final Remarks

Maren Röger and Machteld Venken

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