Events 2020

The Siberian Odyssey of Polish Jews

The Siberian Odyssey of Polish Jews

22 September 2020 - 6 PM

Lidia Zessin-Jurek, Katharina Friedla (Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague; Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw) The great majority of Polish Jews who survived the Nazi genocide did...

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Getting (Re-)Started. Jewish Livelihoods in West Germany after 1945

Getting (Re-)Started. Jewish Livelihoods in West Germany after 1945

13 October 2020 - 6 PM

Anna Holian (Arizona State University, Tempe) At the end of the war, most Jews in Germany were in no condition to provide for themselves. Some, however, immediately sought to reenter the world of work. They were driven...

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The Days of Future Past. Thinking about the Jewish Life to Come from within the Warsaw Ghetto

The Days of Future Past. Thinking about the Jewish Life to Come from within the Warsaw Ghetto

3 November 2020 - 6 PM

Justyna Majewska (Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw) Jews imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto pondered not only how to survive the present but also in the days to come. The day of liberation was calculated on the basis of...

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The Last Polish Shtetl? Jewish community of Lower Silesian Dzierżoniów, Jewish World, Cold War and Communism (1945-1950)

The Last Polish Shtetl? Jewish community of Lower Silesian Dzierżoniów, Jewish World, Cold War and Communism (1945-1950)

24 November 2020 - 6 PM

Kamil Kijek (Taube Department of Jewish Studies, Wroclaw) In my talk, using examples from archival, photographic and film material, I will show how remarkable and unexpected concentration of Polish Jews in former German...

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