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Sunday, June 16 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Memory wars: how Europe remembers, forgets, or revises the Holocaust

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Poland’s 2018 Holocaust Law made it illegal to accuse the Polish state of complicity in Nazi crimes. How does this law fit with the revival of Jewish culture in Poland? Join the personal journey of a child of Polish Holocaust survivors visiting Kielce, the site of a post–WWII Polish pogrom. A senior lecturer in Modern and Jewish History will add a historian’s perspective to the memory wars now raging between public institutions and international historians.


Ruth Balint

Historian of migration, UNSW
Ruth is a senior lecturer at UNSW and convenor of History. She teaches and writes on histories of migration, displacement, and refugees and family, with a current focus on the Displaced Persons of postwar Europe. Her recent radio documentary for the ABC, ‘Cooking for Assimilation... Read More →

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Jan Lanicek

Holocaust historian, UNSW
Dr Lanicek was born in the Czech Republic and is now senior lecturer at UNSW, specialising in the history of the Holocaust and modern European history. He is the author of three books: Czechs, Slovaks and the Jews, 1938–48 (2013), Arnost Frischer and the Jewish Politics of Early... Read More →
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Yvonne Selecki

Yvonne is a child of Polish Holocaust survivors who had always been reluctant to visit Poland. For her parents it will always be one large graveyard. A recent trip changed that and she found a greater affinity to Polish culture than she imagined. Yvonne works as a doctor and a writer... Read More →

Sunday June 16, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Room 7