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THE POLES, THE JEWS, AND THE TOWN OF JEDWABNE: What we Don't Talk About When we Talk About the Holocaust April 19th 2016 12:30pm

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 12:30pm


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 | 12:30pm

Graduate Theological Union

Dinner Board Room

2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709

Polish Jewish scholar Anna Bikont will speak about her award-winning Holocaust chronicle, "The Crime and the Silence," which has received the highest praise in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, Tablet Magazine, and is the 2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner in the category of "Holocaust." In "The Crime and the Silence," Bikont interviews the residents of Jedwabne, Poland today to find out what they remember as well as what was transmitted to the younger generations about the July 1941 massacre, when in the course of one day, 1600 Jewish residents were massacred by their non-Jewish neighbors.

This event is graciously sponsored by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, the Center for Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley, the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley.