After the Holocaust. The Central Committee Of Polish Jews — on the anniversary of the committee’s establishment (1944–1950)

We would like to invite you to a session dedicated to the Central Committee of Polish Jews. The activity of this institution, the largest Jewish institution after the war, reflects the problems and dilemmas facing those who survived the Holocaust. The session will focus on the issues of those who chose to stay, at least for a time, in Poland after the war.

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The session will be held on the 21st and 22nd of April at the Jewish Historical Institute in 3/5 Tłomackie Street, Warsaw. The first day of discussions will also include to opening of the exhibition — April 21st at 6 p.m.


21.04.2014 — Day I

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Opening:

Welcome – Paweł Śpiewak, Director of the JHI

The JHI’s publishing series: “From the History of the Central Committee of Polish Jews”–Andrzej Żbikowski

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

The Consequences of the Holocaust: Poland 1944–2010. In memoriam Prof. Feliks Tych (1929–2015) – Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Session I

1. Registering the Survivors of the Holocaust, the Central Registry of Saved Polish Jews— Anna Rosner

Commentary — Alina Skibińska

2. The CCPJ and Jewish policies May 9th 1945  — August Grabski

Commentary — Leszek Olejnik

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Lunch break

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Session II

3. Jewish Self-defence, Special Commissions of the CCJP— Alina Cała

Commentary — Jan Grabowski

4. War Trials in front of the CCJP’s Social Court — Andrzej Żbikowski

Commentary — Katarzyna Person

6:00 p.m.  Exhibition Opening – After the Holocaust. The Central Committee of Polish Jews 1944–1950


22.04.2014 Day II


9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Session III

1. The Program and Practice of Raising Jewish ‘productiveness’ in the CCPJ’s activities — Piotr Kendziorek 
Commentary — Andrzej Rykała

2. What Was Taught to Jewish Children and Youths After the War? — Helena Datner

Commentary — Anna Szyba

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Coffee break

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Session IV

3. The Cost of the War to Jewish Culture — Agnieszka Żółkiewska

Commentary — Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

4. The post-war recording of the past — CŻKH — Agnieszka Haska

Commentary — Andrzej Żbikowski

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Final comments from lecturers and reviewers. Closing the session.



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