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“Revisiting ‘Neighbors’”

April 1, 2024 @
4:30 p.m.
- 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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1 April 2024 | 4:30 p.m. | Higgins Lounge
Dana Commons

“Revisiting ‘Neighbors’”

Speaker: Jan T. Gross (Norman B. Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society, emeritus; Professor of History, emeritus, Princeton University)

Professor Jan Gross’ publication of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland  (in Polish in 2000 and in English in 2001) described the July 1941 pogrom in Jedwabne in which Poles engaged in a massacre of their Jewish neighbors.  The book ignited serious debate about Polish complicity during the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish relations. In this lecture, Professor Gross describes the circumstances in which “Neighbors” was written and published, as well as the reaction that the publication of the book elicited in Poland.

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Sponsored by Michele and Robert Simpson in memory of Herbert M. Rein.