In the past two decades, there has been a new direction in Holocaust commemoration in Poland.
The shift started with Jan Tomasz Gross’ book Neighbors (2000) on the pogrom in Jedwabne. Since then, Jewish history became institutionalised at the permanent exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (opened 2014) and Polish filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski received an Academy Award for Ida (2013).
In this talk, speaker Dr Tomasz Łysak (University of Warsaw) asks ‘What is the place of Jewish history in Polish commemoration of World War II now?’.
This talk is hosted by the Centre for Jewish Studies. It is free to attend and all are welcome.