An evening discussion organised by the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Holocaust Claims Processing Office
Records from the Second World War and its aftermath are critical tools in tracing the fates of individual victims of the Nazi regime as well as| to understanding our collective past.| Under the National Socialist regime a pervasive bureaucracy penetrated every level of society. Documentation from the period ranging from epic,like the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, to mundane, such as the electric bills of deportees, have been preserved in archives the world over.
The Austrian Cultural Forum of New York will host an evening panel discussion, organized by the New York State Holocaust Claims Processing Office, on Nazi era archival collections from Europe and the United States and the significance they hold for researchers.
Panel members will include:
Dr. Diane Afoumado, US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Registry of Holocaust Survivors
Dr. Michael Kurtz, US National Archives and Records Administration
Dr. Patricia Kennedy Grimsted, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
Dr. Frank Mecklenburg, Leo Baeck Institute
Dr. Hubert Steiner, Austrian State Archives
Thursday October 22, 2009, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Austrian Cultural Forum
11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY (Between Madison and 5th Avenue)
Register for the event atwww.acfny.org under 'events' or RSVP directly by calling Ms. Trude Desmond at 212-319-5300 ext. 222