On April 19, 1943 members of Jewish fighting resistance movements in the ghetto started what would become known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In 78 years since this moment, narratives about the Uprising have been fought for and revisited many times, and ways of its commemoration have changed too. Today, when the last of the fighters are no longer with us, the research on their struggle is not completed and its meaning is open for interpretation more than ever.
Our guest scholars will discuss the history of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and how it has been commemorated and interpreted.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
PST: 11:00 a.m.
EST: 2:00 p.m.
UK: 7:00 p.m.
CET: 8:00 p.m.
Israel: 9:00 p.m.
Professor Havi Dreifuss is professor of Jewish history and head of the Institute for the History of Polish Jewry and Israel-Poland Relations at Tel Aviv University, as well as the director of the Center for Research on the Holocaust in Poland at the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem. Her research deals with various aspects of everyday life during the Holocaust, including the relationship between Jews and Poles, religious life in light of the Holocaust, and Jewish existence in the face of extermination. Her latest book, The Warsaw Ghetto – The End (April 1942 – June 1943) won the Shazar Prize for the Study of Jewish History, and will soon be published in English.
Professor Dariusz Stola is the former Director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. A historian of 20th-century Polish history, Dr. Stola taught at the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, and was a fellow at the Center for Migration Research, Warsaw University. He has published nine books and more than a hundred articles on international migrations in the 20th century, the Communist regime in Poland, Polish-Jewish relations, and the Holocaust. His book, A Country with No Exit? Migrations from Poland 1949-1989 received a prestigious book of the year award as the first comprehensive analysis of international mobility in a Communist country.