Research report. Spatial Histories of the Holocaust: Mapping the Evacuations from the Auschwitz camp system in January 1945

This article profiles the collaborative, interdisciplinary project, “Holocaust Geographies,” funded by the National Science Foundation in the United States (2008-2011). It outlines the theoretical genesis of the project, its multi-disciplinary approaches, and then examines how these approaches have been applied in a specific case study, the evacuations from the Auschwitz camp system in January 1945. The authors analyze the certainties and uncertainties involved in mapping the landscapes of Poland and the emotional cartography and communities of former camp inmates during these evacuations.

Author(s): Marc J. MasurovskySimone Gigliotti

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