International conference

„World War II prisoners in the Nazi and Soviet camps in 1939–1948“

14–15 May 2015
Hugo Scheu Estate, Lietuvininkų street 4, Šilutė

Participating states:
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland

Languages: Lithuanian, English

Downloand programme (.pdf)

Conference materials

German and French prisoners of war during and after World War II: a common experience for a common interpretation?
Dr Valentin Schneider
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, France, Greece

Armaments industry, prisoners of war and slave labour. The Second World War and its aftermath
Dr Axel Drecoll
Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, Germany

POW’s Camps for German Soldiers in the Latvian SSR: reflection of the issue in the documents of the Soviet repressive institutions
Dr Ainars Bambals
The National Archives of Latvia

Broken dreams: The Persecution of Czechoslovak refugees in the USSR during WWII
Dr Jan Dvorak
The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Czech Republic

Opinions towards German prisoners of war and their treatment in Britain: 1939–48
Dr Alan Malpass
Sheffield Hallam University, Great Britain

“Waldlager”: a concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Bobruisk 1942–43
Prof Therkel Straede
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Everybody’s Prisoners: the Italian experience
Dr Isabella Insolvibile
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Crimes against Prisoners of War in the main exhibition of the Musuem of the Second World War
Prof Rafal Wnuk, dr Jan Szkudlinski
Museum of the Second World War, Poland

Traces to “Siberia”. Personal files of Austrian POWs in the Russian State Archives and the possibilities of researching individual fates in the GUPVI
Phd student Dieter Bacher
University of Graz, Ludwig Boltzmann-Institute for Research into Consequences of War, Austria

POW camps during WWII and after in German collective memory. A research survey
Dr Rudiger Ritter
University of Bremen, Germany

Lithuanian prisoners of war in western countries after WWII
Rytas Narvydas
Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania, Lithuania

Macikai memorial to Poles who perished
Alina Judžentienė
Šilutė branch of the Association of Poles in Lithuania, Lithuania

Prisoner of war camps in Macikai 1941–1948
Dr Arūnas Bubnys
Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania, Lithuania

Archaeological surveys conducted on the site located in Žalioji Street in the village of Armalėnai in Šilutė District in 2012 and in the cemetery of the prisoner of war camp located in
the village of Macikai in Šilutė District in 2014. Methods. Results. Prospects

Egidijus Abromavičius
Institute of Baltic Region History and Archaeology of Klaipėda University, Lithuania

Commemoration of the site of Nazi and Soviet camps in Macikai, Šilutė District
Rūta Trimonienė
Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania, Lithuania

For more information, please call at:
(370 5) 266 1519, (370 5) 266 1521