Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies 2018
|Dates:||29 January 2018|
|Times:||18:00 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
We are delighted to announce that the forth series of Bogdanow Lectures in Holocaust Studies will be given by Prof. Jan Grabowski (University of Ottawa).
The event is open to the public; there is no need to book a place.
Lecture 1. Bystanders and the Holocaust in Poland.
Abstract: The focus of this lecture will be on 'bystanders', that is, people who found themselves, usually without any conscious choice or decision of their own, faced with one of the most difficult of challenges: how to respond to mass murder which happened, quite literally, right in front of them. This aspect of the history of the Holocaust - which occurred in those unfortunate geographical locations where the Germans decided to implement the 'Final Solution' and where Jewish victims encountered not only the perpetrators but also other witnesses to their fate - is one of the most contentious and hotly debated fields of contemporary historical research. In Poland, under the German occupation, remaining an indifferent 'bystander' to the ongoing extermination was simply impossible. Some people helped the Jews, some hurt them, others shut their eyes and refused to watch. But no-one could remain apart from what was going on.
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