The conference was jointly organised by Max Weber Stiftung’s German Historical Institutes in Washington and London, and its India Branch Office in Delhi and the American Institute of Indian Studies.
14-16 February 2018, Loreto College Middleton Row Kolkata
The conference was the first in a series of conferences through which the Max Weber Foundation aims to enrich public debate by bringing a historical perspective to the issues of migration and refugee aid. It primarily showcased recent research on the experiences of European Jews who fled Europe during the Nazi era.
India, one of the temporary havens for Jews fleeing persecution in Europe, is a fitting location for a conference on these largely unexplored, transitory havens for European Jews in Asia and Africa.
The conference was accompanied by an exhibition on European Jewish refugees in Calcutta “The City as Refuge: Jewish Calcutta and refugees from Hitler’s Europe“