Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University Kristallnacht Commemorative Program
|Date||Tue, Nov 9, 3:00pm - 4:00pm|
Please join the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University for an afternoon of poetry and conversation with the Polish poet and musician, Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, and historian, Dr. Joanna Sliwa.
Grzegorz Kwiatkowski is a Polish poet and musician, who has authored several books of poetry about history, remembrance, and ethics. He is a member of a psychedelic rock band Trupa Trupa. Kwiatkowski 's music and literary works have featured in international outlets including The Guardian (UK), CBC (Canada), Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, and NPR. As a musician, he performed with his band at such events as Desert Daze Festival, Rockaway Beach Festival, and SXSW.
Dr. Joanna Sliwa is Historian at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Her own research focuses on the Holocaust in Poland and on Polish Jewish history. She has worked as an educator, researcher, translator, and consultant. Dr. Sliwa’s first book, Jewish Childhood in Kraków: A Microhistory of the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press, 2021), received the 2020 Ernst Fraenkel Prize from the Wiener Holocaust Library. She is currently working on Counterfeit Countess: The Jewish Mathematician Who Rescued Poles during the Holocaust, co-authored with Dr. Elizabeth (Barry) White.
Professional development and co-curricular credits are available.
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