"The Coming of Nazi Occupation" conf to be held in Warsaw

"The Coming of Nazi Occupation" conf to be held in Warsaw

Between 18 and 19 November a conference "The Coming of Nazi Occupation: Patterns of continuity and changes in Jewish and Polish life, 1939-1941" will be held in Warsaw. The event is organised by the Warsaw Ghetto Museum and the Polish Association for Jewish Studies in cooperation with ENRS, The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute and Touro College Berlin.

The conference marks the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II and the beginning of the Nazi occupation in Poland. It will deal with all aspects of the changes that took place in Jewish and Polish life during the first period of the Nazi occupation, as well as continuities in both communities. The purpose is to discuss a wide range of issues from all possible disciplines in order to characterize the formative year of the German occupation in Poland, its influence on Jewish and Polish life in the following years, as well as encounters between the two nations during this time.

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Venues:
Day 1 - Jewish Historical Institute (Żydowski Instytut Historyczny), Tłomackie 3/5
Day 2 - Zielna Conference Center, Zielna 37

Languages of the conference: English and Polish with simultaneous translation.

 

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Daniel Blatman (Warsaw Ghetto Museum/Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Prof. Stephan Lehnstaedt (Touro College Berlin)
Dr hab. Magdalena Ruta (Polish Association for Jewish Studies/Jagiellonian University)
Dr Małgorzata Pakier (European Network Remembrance and Solidarity)
Prof. Konrad Zieliński (Warsaw Ghetto Museum/UMCS Lublin)
Prof. Andrzej Żbikowski (Jewish Historical Institute)


Organisers:
Warsaw Ghetto Museum
Polish Association for Jewish Studies

In collaboration with:
European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
The Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute
Touro College Berlin