Bridging Divides. Rupture and Continuity in Polish Jewish History | conference
In honor of its 75th anniversary, the Emanuel Ringelblum Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, together with the Yale University Fortunoff Archive and the Yeshiva University Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, will host an international conference in Warsaw on May 23-26, 2022, dedicated to bridging historiographical and disciplinary divides. The event is also part of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the extermination of Jews as part of the German operat

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We invited emerging scholars to present their research and gain introduction to the rich holdings and projects of the Jewish Historical Institute. They will be guided by senior scholars, including two keynote speakers: Professor Samuel Kassow and Professor Naomi Seidman.

Presenters will discuss the continuities of Polish Jewish culture before, during, and after the Holocaust in areas like biography, geography, language, politics, gender, secularization and traditionalism, literary and artistic production, legal practices, documentation, memory studies, and Jewish-Christian relations.

The conference will be streamed live and we invite you to join us on Facebook and Youtube.


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Commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the extermination of Jews as part of the German Operation "Reinhardt" is under the Honorary Patronage of President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda

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The project "As if we had never existed" was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage

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The conference is organized as a part of the 80th anniversary of the “Aktion Reinhard”, a program financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

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Day: 23.05.2022
Hour: 17:00
Place: JHI