The Jews from Macedonia and the Holocaust

Monday, 19 December, 2011

'The Jews from Macedonia and the Holocaust' is an international research project realized by the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities 'Euro-Balkan' in Skopje, Macedonia, at the Department for Cultural and Visual Research in the period from 2010 to 2011. The project was supported by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (Brussels) within the Action 4 Program, following the general subject: Active European Remembrance aiming at preserving the sites and archives associated with deportations as well as the commemorating of victims of Nazism and Stalinism. This monumental project is an academic replica of the great subject of the Holocaust in Europe, although in its perspective it becomes referential and specific by confining its narrow field to the study of the Holocaust over the Jews in Macedonia. Therefore, the central subject of scientific interest is the tragic destiny of 7,148 Jews from Macedonia killed in 1943 in the gas chambers of Treblinka II (Poland), their culture and ontology, but also the complex discourse of the post-Holocaust theoretic thought.

The project has resulted in a book and exhibition. Read more >>