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------------------------------------------------------------ Juedische Fragen - Kommunistische Antworten? Saekularisierung, Ethnizitaet und sekundaere Konversionen Jewish Questions - Communist Answers? On Secularization, Ethnicity, and Secondary Conversions International Conference, November 10th-13th, 2001 Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture at the University of Leipzig Goldschmidtstrasse 28, Leipzig Saturday, November 10th 19.00 Reception by the City of Leipzig (By invitation only.) Welcome Addresses Georg Girardet (Beigeordneter fuer Kultur der Stadt Leipzig) Dan Diner (Director of the Simon Dubnow Institute) Sunday, November 11th 9.30 - 12.30 Session I: Empire and Borderland Chair: François Guesnet (Berlin/Leipzig) Introduction: Dan Diner Claudie Weill (Paris) Decisions for Bolshevism. The Ethnic Self-perception of Jewish Revolutionaries Feliks Tych (Warsaw) From Jewishness to Modernity. Rosa Luxemburg´s Integrationism Robert Wistrich (Jerusalem) A Paradigm of Jewish Bolshevism? The Life and Fate of Leon Trotsky Ben Gidley (London) Dimensions of Origin. Eastern European Communist Jews in London 12.30 - 14.00 Lunch 14.00 - 17.30 Session II: Internationalism and Ethnicity Chair: Sigrid Meuschel (Leipzig) Stephanie Zloch (Warsaw) "Jewish Bolshevism" and Polish Nationalism. The Polish-Soviet War as a Foundational Event Gertrud Pickhan (Dresden) Crypto-Communism? The Bundist Left in Interwar Poland Coffee Jack Jacobs (New York) Opposing the Party-Line. Jewish Dissidents in the KPP Detlev Claussen (Hannover) The Non-Jewish Jew. Isaac Deutscher's Communist Answer Daniel Blatman (Jerusalem) "Jewish-Jews Communists". Cultural Autonomy in the Polish People's Republic? 20.00 Round Table Discussion at the Polish Institute Leipzig (Markt 10) "Myth and Stereotype in Polish-Jewish Relations" Participants: Wlodzimierz Borodziej (Warsaw), Aleksander Smolar (Warsaw), Feliks Tych (Warsaw) Monday, November 12th 9.00 - 12.30 Session III: Before, During and After Catastrophe Chair: Lutz Niethammer (Jena) Victor Karady (Paris) Social Mobility and Ideological Option. Jewish Hungarians and Communism 1919- 1956 Renée Poznanski (Beer Sheva) Imported Ethnicity and Republican Values. Jewish Communists in WWII France John Bunzl (Wien) Confronting Disaster. Jewish Trotskyists after the Holocaust Ivo Goldstein (Zagreb) Internationalist by Birth. Jews in Yugoslav Communism Gennady Estraikh (Oxford) Communism in Yiddish. The Cold War Years 12.30 - 14.00 Lunch 14.00 - 17.30 Session IV: In the Grip of Doubt and Despair Chair: Helena Flam (Leipzig) Leonid Luks (Eichstaett) Early Detachment. Alexander Wat's Rejection of Communism Michael Rohrwasser (Berlin) Metaphors of Renunciation. Manes Sperber's Like A Tear in the Ocean Coffee Yaacov Barnai (Haifa) Retreat into Historiography. Shmuel Ettinger Transformed Robert Levy (Los Angeles) Estrangement from Jewishness. Ana Pauker of Romania François Fejtoe (Paris) Purging Communists as Jews. The People's Democracies in the 1950's Tuesday, November 13th Tuesday, November 13th 9.00 - 13.00 Session V: Jewish Conversions and German Communism Chair: Andreas Reinke (Leipzig) Steven Aschheim (Jerusalem) Between Opposing Beliefs. Comrade Klemperer in the GDR Karin Hartewig (Erfurt) Decisions for Communism Reconfirmed. Jewish Communists and the Events of 1953 Bettina Voelter (Berlin) From Jewishness to Communism and Reverse. Three Generations of East German Communists Concluding Discussion Chair: Dan Diner ____________________________________________________ HUMANITIES - SOZIAL- UND KULTURGESCHICHTE H-SOZ-U-KULT@H-NET.MSU.EDU Redaktion: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de ____________________________________________________