Wednesday December 6

18.00 Regina Mühlhäuser keynote

20.00 dinner


Thursday December 7

9.00-12.00 Panel 1: Sexuality in prisons, gulags, and concentration camps

Gina Herrmann, Sexual violence against Spanish women political prisoners under the Franco regime

Anna Hájková, Same sex desire among the Holocaust victims: on writing a queer history of the Holocaust

Dan Healey, Stalin’s Gulag and Popular Homophobia: Structures, stigma, and the Soviet penal queer

Moderator: Jennifer Evans

Lunch 12.00-14.00

14.00-16.00 Panel 2: Lesbian women and homophobia

Camille Fauroux, Shared Intimacies: A Lesbian Relationship in a Foreign Workers’s Camp in Berlin, 1943

Ulrike Janz, „Lesbian“ as mark in the Nazi concentration camps

Moderator: Anna Hájková

16.00-16.30 break

16.30-18.30 Panel 3: Rational/romantic sexuality
Katya Gusarov, Sex as life saving means: Survival strategies of Jewish women in the Nazi occupied East

Robert Beachy, A Nazi Dilemma: Homosexuality and the German Männerbund

Moderator: Atina Grossmann

18.30-19.30 dinner

departure 19.30

20.30 You Didn’t Reckon With Doloreswritten and directed by Tucké Royale, Gorki theatre , Berlin


Friday December 8

9.30-11.30 Panel 4 Photography and sexual violence

Dorota Głowacka, (Re)framing gender: representations of female bodies in Holocaust photographs

Elissa Mailänder, The Different Lives of Photographic Images: How to Look at Photographs of Rape?

Moderator: Annette Timm

11.30-12.00 break

12.00-13.00 Final discussion

13.00 lunch

15.00 Reception and tour in the Schwules Museum*


18.00-20.00 Podium in Gorki Theater: Sexualität, Holocaust, Stigma: Warum eine Sexualitäts-Geschichte des Holocaust?

Jennifer Evans, Anna Hájková,Susanne Heim, Dagmar Herzog, Tucké Royale

Moderator: Birgit Bosold

20.00 Reception Gorki Theater



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