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From Past to Present

The State of Research in Polish-Jewish Relations

Sunday, January 13, 2008
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
UCLA Hillel
Los Angeles, CA 90095

An International Conference.

Sunday, January 13
Session I
2:00pm UCLA Royce Hall, Room 306 (limited seating)
David N. Myers Director, UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
Samuel Kassow Trinity College
Natalia Aleksiun New York University
From Past to Present: The State of Polish-Jewish Studies
Marci Shore Yale University
‘Zydokomuna’: The Family Romance of ‘Judeo-Bolshevism’ Reception & Photographic Exhibition

5:00pm UCLA Hillel
Polish Heroes: Those Who Rescued Jews
The Hon. Paulina Kapuciska Consul General of Poland in Los Angeles
The Hon. Adam Daniel Rotfeld Former Polish Foreign Minister
The Hon. Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka Undersecretary of State of the Republic of Poland

Monday, January 14
Session II
10:00am UCLA Faculty Center, California Room (limited seating)
Jan Grosfeld Cardinal Stefan Wyszyski University
Joshua Zimmerman Yeshiva University
The Polish Underground Home Army (AK) and the Jews during the
Holocaust: A Reappraisal in the Light of New Sources
Jacek Leociak Polish Center for Holocaust Research
Polish Center for Holocaust Research – The New Approach in the Study of Polish-Jewish Relations during Shoah

Session III
2:00pm UCLA Faculty Center, California Room (limited seating)
Jolanta Zyndul University of Warsaw
Erica Lehrer University of Washington:
From Past to Present: The State of Polish-Jewish Studies
Jan Grabowski University of Ottawa
Re-writing the History of Polish – Jewish Relations from a Nationalist

Perspective: the Recent Publications of the Institute of National Remembrance

Concluding Roundtable
7:30pm UCLA Faculty Center, California Room
Polish-Jewish Relations Today
Michael Berenbaum American Jewish University
Zbigniew Nosowski Editor-in-chief of The WI?, and Co-Chairman of the Polish Council of Christians and Jews
The Hon. David Peleg Ambassador of Israel in Poland
The Hon. Adam Daniel Rotfeld Former Polish Foreign Minister

Exhibit Information
The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel cordially invites you to the opening reception of Polish Heroes:Those Who Rescued Jews, a cooperative project between the Auschwitz Jewish Center, the Galicia Jewish Museum and the Polish/American/Jewish Alliance for Youth Action ( PAJA). The exhibition features photographs by Chris Schwarz.

Sunday, January 13, 2008 (5-7pm) at UCLA Hillel (574 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024). Admission is free.

Seating is limited. RSVP by January 7th:
310-208-3081 ext. 125.

General Exhibit information:

Exhibit runs through March 26th. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10am - 4pm. For more info, please contact Perla Karney, Artistic Director at (310) 208-3081 ext. 108.

Additional Information

The lecture is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is required. To RSVP, please call (310) 267-5327 or email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .

Please note that a list of UCLA and Westwood restaurants open for lunch/dinner on Sunday and Monday will be distributed at the conference. Events on Sunday evening will take place at UCLA Hillel, located at 574 Hilgard Avenue, Westwood. Parking is not available at Hillel or on the surrounding neighborhood streets.

Parking for Sunday and Monday is available for $8 in Lot 2 on the corner of Westholme and Hilgard.

Cost : Free

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, The "1939" Club, UCLA Hillel

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