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Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Holocaust History Under Siege in Poland

Professor Jan Grabowski

For the second Annual Alfred Wiener Holocaust Memorial Lecture, Professor Jan Grabowski will discuss how scholars of the Holocaust find themselves confronted with the hostile reactions of various states pursuing the policies of Holocaust distortion. 

This situation has acquired particular importance and urgency in Poland, where the authorities have introduced a series of measures intended to freeze academic debate, hinder independent research and intimidate scholars whose writings are perceived as opposed to the official, state-approved historical narrative.

This lecture is presented in partnership with the Holocaust and Genocide Research Partnership between The Wiener Holocaust Library and the Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway.


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Jan Grabowski

Jan Grabowski is Professor of History at the University of Ottawa and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His interests focus on the Holocaust in Poland and, more specifically, on the relations between Jews and Poles during the war. Professor Grabowski’s book Hunt for the Jews. Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland was awarded the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for 2014.  

In 2020, Grabowski was appointed a Distinguished Fellow at the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich, Germany. In 2018, he co-edited and co-authored Dalej jest noc (Night Without End, a two-volume study of the fate of the Jews in selected counties of occupied Poland), to be published later this year in English. His most recent book, On Duty:The Role of the Polish “Blue” Police in the Holocaust (Na Posterunku. Udział Polskiej Policji Granatowej i kryminalnej w Zagładzie Żydów, Czarne Publishing House), was published in Poland in March 2020.

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