Himel Family Conference in Jewish Studies
KEYNOTE PANEL: Holocaust Studies in Poland: Crucial Issues
Featuring presentations by Jan T. Gross (Princeton University), Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa), Joanna Tokarska-Bakir (Polish Academy of Sciences), and Professor Piotr Wrobel (University of Toronto). This panel is moderated by Professor Doris Bergen (University of Toronto).
Description: The Covid pandemic and the war in Ukraine have distracted the scholarly world from many important subjects discussed previously. The goal of this symposium is to refresh academic interests in the Holocaust studies in Poland. Three outstanding scholars of world-renown will discuss issues crucial to contemporary Polish debates surrounding the Holocaust, in both public and academic realms. Professor Jan T. Gross from Princeton University will discuss the repercussions of his pathbreaking book Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne. Professor Jan Grabowski from the University of Ottawa will talk about the activities of the present Polish government against the scholars whose work does not align with the official “historical policy.” Finally, Professor Joanna Tokarska-Bakir from the Polish Academy of Sciences will report on her research on the anti-Jewish pogroms in Poland at the end of and after the Second World War. After three morning lectures, the audience will have an opportunity to participate in a discussion with the three presenters during the afternoon panel session. The organizers hope that the symposium will ignite a series of similar events on the Polish-Jewish history.
This conference is co-sponsored by Renée Levcovitch, Centre for European Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Department of History, Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish History, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair of Holocaust Studies, and Centre for Holocaust Education and Scholarship, Ottawa.
For more information, please review the conference program:
PUBLIC PROGRAM - Conference, Holocaust Studies in Poland Today, Program.pdf
This lecture will be delivered in-person at JHB100 and virtually via Zoom. To attend virtually, please click THIS LINK on Monday, October 3, at 4pm.