Neighbors – Jan T. Grosss

Date(s) - 11/29/18
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

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Illinois Holocaust Museum


Illinois Holocaust Museum

November 29, 6:30-8:00 pm

Lecture: Pfeffer Family Forum, 2018


Polish complicity in the Holocaust has long been researched and debated.  In 2000, sociologist and historian Jan. T. Gross, in his book Neighbors, explored the 1941 massacre of Jew by Poles in Jedwabne, deeply affecting debate about Polish-Jewish relations.  A recent Polish law making it illegal to accuse Poland of complicity in Nazi crimes poses new challenges.  Dr. Benjamin Frommer, Associate Professor, Northwestern University, moderates a conversation with Gross on the role of historical memory and the legacy of Poland’s complicated past.

Free with Museum Admission.

Reservations required.