Studies in 20th Century European History

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Seven decades following the end of World War II and the liberation of the concentration camps, the unprecedented persecution and comprehensive murder campaign of the Jews is a central and challenging point of reflection and coping in the memory of European history.

The Remembrance and Solidarity Studies Editorial Board invites authors to participate with thematically relevant contributions – only unpublished articles, book reviews, or conference reports will be considered.  

As there are several periodicals entirely dedicated to Holocaust research, we intend to focus on issues that are relevant to our journal. As the Holocaust was a European-wide event, we welcome new research in varied disciplines that tackles this dimension, whether in real time or in post-1945 history and memory. Contributions can deal with the following aspects (though other aspects will be considered too):

1) Trans-national recurring characteristics of the persecution, whether on the national, regional and local level (actors, authorities, administrations and conditions);

2) Similarities and differences in the reaction and attitudes of non-Jewish society towards the persecution (offenders, volunteers, spectators, paid and non-paid rescuers);

3) Intellectual and social pioneers of the murder of the Jews, whether individuals or social movements;

4) Actions and survival strategies of Jews coping with the occupation and extermination policies, whether as individuals or in organized form;

5) The memory of and coping with the Holocaust in historiography and historical research, education, literature and the media before, during and after the Cold War; the competition and conflicts in Holocaust Remembrance in general and especially in Central and Eastern Europe;

6) The relevance of the Holocaust to other cases of genocide and to crimes against humanity, as well as evaluations of the discourse on the relationship between the Holocaust and Stalin's crimes.

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The issue will be edited byDan Michman(Bar-Ilan University - Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, Ramat Gan; The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem) andMatthias Weber(see above).Remembrance and Solidarity Studies in 20th Century European History is published online ( and in limited copies in paper form.

Please send your proposals (up to 500 words) by August 30th, 2015. Full articles, not exceeding 6000 words (including footnotes), will be expected by January 31st, 2016. 

Articles will be accepted in English or in language native to the author. If submission is made in a different language than English, the article will be translated and published in English.

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All articles must be submitted within the provided deadline in Microsoft Word format (*.doc). Submissions should be emailed as attachment to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Formatting of the article must follow that of Chicago Style formatting. Please use 12 pt. Times New Roman font, one and a half-spaced. Additionally to the above, please ensure that following format is kept to:

  1. A cover page with the title and a short abstract of around 100 words.
  2. A short biography of the author with name(s), affiliation(s), correspondence address (maximum of 100 words).
  3. Main text in English or in author’s language. References should be cited in the text by giving the last name of the author(s) followed by the year of publication and page in parentheses, e.g. (Pollack 2006, 53).
  4. List of references must be listed on a separate sheet at the end of the manuscript in the Chicago style. They should include all authors’ names and initials, year of publication, title of article or book, the full title of the journal, volume and page numbers, and for books and other documents, the publisher’s name and place of publication.


After submitting your article you should receive a confirmation email. The review process normally takes approximately 10-15 weeks. First part of the review process involves screening of your work by the editors to determine it suitability for the journal. This is followed by an anonymous peer-review process at the end of which the editors will reach a decision with regards to your manuscript. You will be informed by email if your work will be printed in the upcoming edition. 

Please note that articles which do not keep with the guidelines stated above will not be accepted for the publication. 



European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) periodical online journal is a platform for exchange of views between researchers dealing with Central European history. The bulletin is addressed to the scientific community (academic staff, undergraduates, graduate students, etc.) as well as a broad group of history enthusiasts (teachers and other interested individuals).

Editors: Prof. Padraic Kenney, Indiana University -Polish Studies Center | Prof. Jan Rydel, Pedagogical University of Cracow - Inst. of Political Science, Polish ENRS Coordinator  | Prof. Matthias Weber,Federal Inst. for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe; Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg - Inst. of History, German ENRS Coordinator | Prof. Martin Schulze Wessel, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich -Inst. of History; Collegium Carolinum | Prof. Róbert Letz, Comenius University Bratislava - Dep. of History | Árpád Hornják PH. D., University of Pecs - Faculty of Humanities; Hungarian Academy of Sciences - Inst. of History| Pavol Jakubčin PH. D., Nation´s Memory Institute Bratislava | Dr. Florin Abraham, The National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives, Romanian ENRS Coordinator |

Executive editor: Prof. Jan Rydel

Issue’s special editors: Prof. Dan Michman, Prof. Matthias Weber           


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