Battles over the Holocaust: Polish-Jewish Memory Wars
A Presentation from Dr. Zachary Mazur
March 28, 2023, 7 pm
In the aftermath of World War II, Jews, and Poles formulated separate histories and memories of their wartime experiences. While Poles claimed that Polish Catholics and Jews suffered equally, in the Jewish narrative, Polish antisemitism and indifference were instrumental in making the Holocaust possible. Actions and reactions from both sides have made for a particularly volatile environment. Despite the dangers, attempts at reconciliation have been made and continue today. This talk will uncover how we have gotten to this point and where we can go from here to resolve one of the thorniest issues in memory politics.
Zachary Mazur earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and is currently a Senior Historian at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. His research interests are in 20th-century East Central Europe, national identity, law, and economics. This program is presented in partnership with Saint Louis Kaplan Holocaust Museum
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