MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Penn State Harrisburg will welcome Jelena Subotić at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 26, for a virtual presentation on her latest book, “Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism,” which presents “in-depth accounts of Holocaust remembrance practices in Serbia, Croatia, and Lithuania, and extends the discussion to other East European states.”
Subotić is a professor in the department of political science at Georgia State University. Her 2019 book, “Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism,” won the 2020 Joseph Rothschild Prize in Nationalism and Ethnic Studies, the 2020 American Political Science Association European Politics and Society Book Prize, the 2020 Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Prize for the Best Book in International History and Politics (American Political Science Association), and honorable mention for the 2020 Barbara Heldt Prize for Best Book by a Woman in any area of Slavic/East European/Eurasian Studies. Her first book, “Hijacked Justice: Dealing with the Past in the Balkans” (Cornell University Press, 2009), was translated and published in Serbia in 2010. She is also the author of more than 30 scholarly articles on, among other topics, memory politics, transitional justice, and politics of the Balkans.