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USHMM- 2024 Ina Levine Annual Lecture—Untold Stories: The 1946 Massacre of Jews in Kielce, Poland

Event details
Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Virtually
Date Mon, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

Explore the untold narratives of female heroes of the Kielce pogrom who were killed in the antisemitic attack, as well as those who survived, including survivor Niusia Borensztajn Nester. Niusia ran toward danger and helped care for the wounded, though she was also injured. Built on a decade of research, the speaker will present photos, rarely seen testimonies, and uncensored survivors' depositions. These newly accessible resources provide a social portrait of the civilians involved and the precarious state of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust.

A reception will follow the program. Signed copies of Cursed: A Social Portrait of the Kielce Pogrom, written by the speaker, will be available for purchase before and after the program.

Opening remarks
Dr. Lisa Leff, Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Dr. Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, Ina Levine Invitational Scholar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Professor, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw University

Dr. Elizabeth Anthony, Director, Visiting Scholar Programs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

This in-person or virtual discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is required to receive the link to watch.

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