Speaker to Discuss the Holocaust in Poland | Kent State University

Speaker to Discuss the Holocaust in Poland

The Kent State University Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences will host a presentation by Annamaria Orla-Bukowska, Ph.D., a social anthropologist at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Cohn Jewish Student Center on the Kent Campus. 

Her talk, “Representing the Shoah in Poland and Poland in the Shoah,” will discuss the Holocaust in Poland.  Shoah is the Hebrew term for The Holocaust. Orla-Bukowska’s scholarship specializes in Polish Christian-Polish Jewish relations in the 20th and 21st centuries.  She teaches in the postgraduate programs at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and The Graduate School for Social Research in Warsaw. She is the co-editor of a 2007 book: Rethinking Poles and Jews: Troubled Past, Brighter Future.

The event is free and open to the public.  A dessert reception will follow.  This event is also supported by the Department of History and the Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs.  

Poland for Spring Break
The Jewish Studies Program will be going to Poland for spring break, March 21-28, 2015. All Kent State students are welcome to attend. The trip will include visits to Warsaw, Krakow, and Auschwitz – Birkenau. Students will visit museums, listen to speakers, meet with Survivors and Righteous among the Nations, as well as students and professors from local universities.

Cost will be $2,850 per participant. This includes airfare, lodging, entry fees and most meals. Limited scholarships are available through the Jewish Studies Program.

To learn more about the Jewish Studies Program and its 40th Anniversary, visit http://www2.kent.edu/cas/jewishstudiesprogram/

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