Expressions of solidarity during the Holocaust – a conference at the Massuah Institute in Israel

We invite you to the conference at the Massuah Institute in Tel Itzhak in Israel, organised by the Massuah International Institute for Holocaust Studies in collaboration with the Polish Institute and the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. The conference will be held at the Massuah Institute, on Wednesday, 27.9.2023.
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Kosher Soup Kitchen at Gęsia St. in Warsaw Ghetto, April 1940, the collection of the JHI

You can register for the conference here:

The program of the conference

09:00 – gathering and light refreshments

09:30-09:45 – Greetings: Aya Ben-Naftali, CEO of Massuah, and Magdalena Kusztal, director of the Polish Institute in Israel

09:45-11:15 – On solidarity during the Holocaust in the "Oneg Shabbat" archives

Monika Krawczyk, director of the Jewish Historical Institute: Responsibility and Altruism in the Warsaw Ghetto, as that appear in the Ong Shabbat archive (in English)

Dr. Katarzyna Person, the Jewish Historical Institute: Solidarity in the Warsaw Ghetto – the variety of voices in the Ringelblum Archive (in English)

11:15-11:30 – Coffee break

11:30-12:30 – Dr. Piotr Setkiewicz, Director of the Research Center at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum: Capt. Witold Pilecki and the reports His about the extermination of the Jews in Auschwitz (in English)

12:30-13:00 – lunch break

13:00-14:00 – Orit Margaliot: Moments of kindness – solidarity in a falling apart world (in Hebrew)

14:00-15:30 – screening of the film Vishniak (Docaviv 2023), with Hebrew subtitles.

The personal story of the person who documented the last moments of the Jewish towns in Eastern Europe on the eve of the Holocaust

15:30-16:00 –  Discussion and concluding discussion for the Polish guides following the film