Witnessing Auschwitz Student Conference: Sept 14 & 15

Please join us for the Witnessing Auschwitz Student Conference
Sept 14 & 15, Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule (details may change):

Thursday Sept. 14
9:00-9:15—opening
9:15-10:20—Panel #1
10:20-10:30—Break
10:30-11:45—Panel #2
11:45-12:30—Lunch
12:30-1:30—Panel #3
1:30-1:45—Break
1:45-2:45—Panel #4
2:45-3:00—Closing for the day
4pm—Book launch for “The More I Know, The Less I Understand”
5pm—Dr. Setkiewicz lecture

Friday Sept 15
9:00-9:15—opening
9:15-10:20—Panel #1
10:20-10:30—Break
10:30-11:45—Panel #2
11:45-12:30—Lunch
12:30-1:30—Panel #3
1:30-1:45—Break
1:45-2:45—Panel #4
2:45-3:00—Closing

World War II Survivor Testimonies

World War II Survivor Testimonies by Wojciech Oleksiak

Leicestershire Council has recently made public the recorded memories of the Poles and their families living in the county. Why have Poles been living there for over 60 years now? Would you believe that people who were deported to Siberia faced even worse hardship after the war?

Read and listen at Culture.pl

 

Our Courses in 2017/2018

2017/2018 Course offerings (listed alphabetically)

CENS 303A 001
Representations of the Holocaust
(Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
1 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D322

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303A&section=001

CENS 303A 99A (Distance Education)
Representations of the Holocaust
(Instructor: Dr. Bozena Karwowska)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
A No Scheduled Meeting

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303A&section=99A

CENS 303A 99C (Distance Education)
Representations of the Holocaust
(Instructor: Dr. Bozena Karwowska)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
C No Scheduled Meeting

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=CENS&course=303A&section=99C

POLS 300 001
Intermediate Polish (Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
1 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D307
2 Tue Thu 15:30 17:00 Buchanan D304

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=POLS&course=300&section=001

POLS 426 001
The German Nazi Holocaust in Polish Literature and Film (Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
1 Tue 17:00 20:00 Buchanan D217

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=POLS&course=426&section=001

SLAV 307A 001
Literature and Film in Eastern Europe
(Instructor: TBA)

Term Day Start Time End Time Building Room
2 Tue 17:00 20:00 Buchanan B215

UBC SSC link:
https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=5&dept=SLAV&course=307A&section=001

Hope you will join us in 2017/2018!

Discovering the Hidden Brilliance of Poland’s Poetry for Children

From:
Discovering the Hidden Brilliance of Poland’s Poetry for Children

… Just think about what they do – the non-physical thoughts and emotions of the writer are converted into sound (the basic form of language), then pictures (letters started out as pictograms), then infinitesimally complex sequences of words, sentences and paragraphs, which are then printed on cut-down pulped trees so that countless others can use the light flying in from the nearest star, bouncing off the page and inside their eyeballs, to convert their reflection into the same thoughts and emotions the writer was feeling at the time of writing… or, as is often the case, the very opposite to what the writer wanted the reader to think and feel.

Yad Vashem: After the Uprising

From:
Yad Vashem: After the Uprising: Life Among the Ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto

Even after the 16th of May, 1943, a number of undetected bunkers remained in the area of the former ghetto. It seems that hundreds of Jews still lived among the ruins of the ghetto, even after its official liquidation. Due to the harsh conditions and the presence of Germans in the area, only a small number of these Jews managed to survive for any extended period of time.

Ursula Phillips on Polish Author Zofia Nałkowska

Ursula Phillips on Polish Author Zofia Nałkowska (The Thornfield Review)

Read: https://thethornfieldreview.org/2017/04/08/ursula-phillips-on-polish-author-zofia-nalkowska/

 

Nałkowska was born in Warsaw. After World War II, Nałkowska was one of several established literary figures who remained in communist Poland. Twice elected as a member of parliament, she served on the Parliamentary Commission for Culture and Art.

Immediately after the war, she also served on the official government Commission for Investigating Nazi Crimes on Polish Soil, which resulted in the short-story collection Medallions (1946), one of the first literary witnesses to the atrocities, and certainly her best-known work outside Poland.

A. Wajda’s ‘Afterimage’ at the Vancity (April-May)

Vancity: dates and tickets

The last feature of the late, great director Andrzej Wajda, one of the titans of European cinema, Afterimage is a poignant and enraging story about injustice; about the destruction of an individual by totalitarianism. Set in post-World War II Communist Poland, it portrays a world in which beauty, art and artistic integrity are persecuted.

Painter and author Wladyslaw Strzemiński was a legend of modern art, the most famous of the Polish formalists before World War II, and a co-creator of a unique avant-garde art collection in Lodz. Afterimage (the title referring to one of his revolutionary theories) traces his outspoken resistance to the social realism sanctioned by the Stalinist regime as the only accepted artistic style and how he suffers for his principles.