Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Camps and Killing Sites


The “Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Camps and Killing Sites” has been organized annually by university graduates for university graduates since 1994. Every year, it takes place at a different location related to National Socialist camps and mass extermination sites. The program consists of excursions and presentations given by recent graduates on current research topics related to this theme. A collective volume with articles on the lectures is published after each workshop. The aim of the workshop is to give emerging academics the chance to discuss their work in a friendly atmosphere, to enable networking of university graduates from different countries and disciplines, and to promote research on marginalized topics.

The 26th Workshop will take place in Łódź, Poland from 4 – 11 September 2022.

You can also find updates on past workshops and the resulting publications on this website.

Recent News

The program of the 25th Workshop on the History and Memory of National Socialist Camps and Killing Sites, 9-15 May 2022

Statement about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The Organizing Team of the 25th Workshop on NS Camps and Killing Sites strongly condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and President Putin’s Holocaust relativist rhetorics and misuse of historical language.

We stand firmly with the hard-tested people of Ukraine. Our thoughts go especially to our Ukrainian colleagues who had participated in the Workshop in the previous years. We would like to extend our helping hand to our colleagues. The Workshop’s people and network are here to provide any aid that we can.

We hope that the loss of human life will soon stop and Ukraine will continue its sovereign and democratic existence.

Below is a list of some organizations that assist the Ukrainian people.

25th Workshop, 2022

The 25th Workshop “Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion” was held between 9 and 15 of May 2022 in Zagreb, Croatia. The conference report will be published here soon.

24th Workshop, 2020


The 24th Workshop “Between Centre and Periphery and Beyond” took place in Salzburg, Austria from October 19th – 25th, 2020. The conference report by Emil Kjerte and Silke Umdasch can be found here. We would like to thank our sponsors and all participants for a successful and inspiring week!

22nd Workshop, 2017 – Publication

The collective volume of the 22nd Workshop is published at Metropol!

21st Workshop, 2016 – Publication
The collective volume of the 21st Workshop is now published at Metropol!