Conference on Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and its Aftermath- Invitation



Conference on Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and its Aftermath

In cooperation with the Romani Studies Program at Central European University, the Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) cordially invites you to a conference on Roma Resistance during the Holocaust and its Aftermath. The conference will be held at the Central European University on the 31st of January, 2018.

The conference is part of 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 April017, 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:

  • 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
  • Éva Blénesi (Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest)– Art, Memory, Remembrance and Resistance
  • 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
  • Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska (Jagellonian University, Krakow): Resistance and Survival of the Roma and Sinti in Auschwitz-Birkenau


  • Angéla Kóczé (Romani Studies Program, Central European University)  
  • Anna Lujza Szász (Institute for Sociology, Hungarian Academy of Science)
  • Date: 31st of January, 2018 
  • Time: 10:30 am – 17:10 pm

Venue: Room 103 (CEU), 15 Nádor Street, Budapest

For more information on the conference, contact: Lukacs Hayes (

RSVP until 29th of January 2018, to the same email address.