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The Politics of Memory: Holocaust Distortion in Poland with Dr. Jan Grabowski

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Wed, Feb 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1h
Details Poland has long struggled to come to grips with its role in the Holocaust. Its 2018 law banning statements that accuse the Polish state and nation of complicity in Nazi crimes was just one act of many in its history of obscuring the participation of Polish collaborators in the murder of Jews. Dr. Jan Grabowski, a distinguished Holocaust historian, has been an outspoken critic of Poland’s distortion of history, subsequently facing harassment and even death threats. Join the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum for a discussion of the politics of Holocaust memory in Poland and the consequences of burying the past.

Jan Grabowski
is a Professor of History at the University of Ottawa and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His interests focus on the Holocaust in Poland and, more specifically, on the relations between Jews and Poles during the war. Professor Grabowski’s book, Hunt for the Jews. Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland was awarded the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for 2014. In 2020, Grabowski was appointed a Distinguished Fellow at the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich, Germany. His most recent book, On Duty: The Role of the Polish “Blue” Police in the Holocaust, was published in Poland in March 2020.

Generously supported by Julie Meetal Berman and Dr. Joseph M. Berman, MD, in memory of Les and Magda Mittelman.

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The conversation will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program.

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