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In the East: The Neglected History of Holocaust Refugees in Soviet Gulags, Central Asia, and the Middle East

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Microsoft Teams
Date Wed, May 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Duration   1h

Join the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme for a conversation with two eminent scholars about Mikhal Dekel's book, "In the East: How My Father and a Quarter Million Polish Jews Survived the Holocaust". Dekel's book presents a unique narrative about the Polish refugees fleeing the terror of the Holocaust en route to the Soviet Central Asian Republics and the Middle East.

Welcome Remarks
Tracey Petersen
, Manager, The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme

Mikhal Dekel
, Author, Distinguished Professor of English and the Stuart Z. Katz Professor of Humanities, The City College of New York
Aleida Assmann, Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature, University of Konstanz

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