The Voice of Woman in the Frozen Silence

Novi Sad

The event serves as a contribution to the commemoration of the Novi Sad Raid, as well as of 27th January the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Just as last year, in cooperation with the Cultural Center of Novi Sad and the Historical Archives of the City of Novi Sad, Terraforming is in charge of the international segment of the official commemoration sponsored by the City Assembly of Novi Sad, the Government of the Province of Vojvodina, and in cooperation with the IHRA delegation of the Republic of Serbia. This time it is an online event, with pre-recorded contributions and a small group of participants live at the location, scheduled for 26th January.

This year the event is dedicated to the women in the Holocaust, with idea to promote the gender perspectives in memorialization, research, education and commemoration in remembrance culture - a segment quite undeveloped and unknown in Serbia, and not so widely recognized internationally.

For that reason the event is called "The Voice of Women in the Frozen Silence" (the traditional title of the Novi Sad Raid commemoration is usually "The Frozen Silence").

Among guest speakers (pre-recorded online contributions) are:

  • Amb. Michaela Küchler, President of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance IHRA
  • H.E. Jahel Vilan, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Republic of Serbia
  • Dorothea Gieselmann, Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Belgrade
  • Dalibor Rožić, Member of the City Council in charge for Culture, City of Novi Sad
  • Nikola Banjac, Secretary General of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Assembly
  • Amb. Aleksandar Tasić, Head of Serbian delegation to IHRA

as well as experts:

  • Petar Djurdjev: Historian, Director of the Historical Archives of the City of Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Debórah Dwork: Professor and Founding Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, The Graduate Center – City University New York,
  • Sheryl Ochayon, Director of Echoes and Reflections program at Yad Vashem - Jerusalem
  • Linda Németh: Historian at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest, Hungary
  • Katarina Melić, Professor of French Literature and Culture, Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Anna Makówka-Kwapisiewicz: PhD candidate Pedagogical University of Cracow, and Program Coordinator for Poland at National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI),
  • Miško Stanišić, Director of Terraforming, Member of the Serbian delegation to IHRA

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Photo caption: Event poster, Terraforming