Information Session for Witnessing Auschwitz International Seminar in Poland (May 2019)

Witnessing Auschwitz International Seminar in Poland (May 2019)

Information sessions are:
Wednesday October 10 – 12pm – Room 1505 – UBC Life Building
Tuesday October 16 – 1pm   – Room 1504 – UBC Life Building

This course will examine representations of the Nazi Holocaust and related aspects of Nazi Germany by focusing on Auschwitz. Auschwitz was a place in which several frequently conflicting agendas of the Third Reich intersected: it was an industrial compound, a concentration camp, a medical research site, and an extermination facility; it served to imprison, terrorize, enslave, and kill. Its operation as well as the so-called “twisted road” that led to it provide a horrific and revealing example of the strange ways in which the Third Reich ruled by a strange mixture of chaos and consent. More importantly, Auschwitz is a site of conflicting memories that raise the question how, and if at all, it can be remembered and commemorated in ways that resist both sentimentalization and the recourse to conventional literary or cinematographic imagery.
For more information please go to the Go Global web site:
https://students.ubc.ca/career/international-experiences/global-seminars/poland-witnessing-auschwitz

Ziegler Lecture Series: Commemorating Jewish Heritage in Poland

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

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.

The photographs of Henryk Ross (Washington Post)

‘I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy.’ The photographs of Henryk Ross. Washington Post.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2017/03/06/i-buried-my-negatives-in-the-ground-in-order-that-there-should-be-some-record-of-our-tragedy-henryk-ross/

 

Women in the Third Reich

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
Women in the Third Reich

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005205&utm_content=sf59746574

Women played a vital role in Adolf Hitler’s plan to create an ideal German Community (Volksgemeinschaft). Hitler believed a larger, racially purer population would enhance Germany’s military strength and provide settlers to colonize conquered territory in eastern Europe. The Third Reich’s aggressive population policy encouraged “racially pure” women to bear as many “Aryan” children as possible.

Basic information on Auschwitz

http://auschwitz.org/en/press/basic-information-on-auschwitz/

Auschwitz, the  Nazi German concentration and extermination camp, is the most recognizable symbol of the Holocaust and place of genocide in the world. Never, and in no other camp or extermination center did the SS murder such a great number of Jews from nearly all the Nazi occupied Europe. However, many people do not know that Poles constituted nearly 40% of the prisoners registered in the camp and that those incarcerated and murdered there included also: the Roma, Soviet POWs and prisoners of over twenty nationalities. And only experts will know the role Auschwitz was to play in the Nazi German settlement plans of Eastern Europe, which – aside from exterminating the Jews – posited also the destruction of the majority of the Slavic population.

Please join us for the student conference on Witnessing Auschwitz!

On behalf of the Witnessing Auschwitz program, we cordially invite you to the 2015 Student Conference.

This conference will include student panels centred on the research they conducted whilst in Poland. The Witnessing Auschwitz program was an incredible opportunity in which students from UBC were able to participate in a multi-disciplinary program that allowed them to explore the complicated memory of the Holocaust and the context in which it affects the present.

This year will also include many different speakers.Their topics will be an invaluable opportunity to learn more about the Holocaust. With the generous sponsorship of the Polish Consulate of Vancouver, this year’s conference also has the pleasure of welcoming the exhibition The World Knew- Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity. It is a 22 panel exhibit which tells of Karski’s lessons for humanity through photographs, documents and testimony.

 

PROGRAM

 

Sept. 10th 4:30 pm

“Life and Extermination of the Warsaw Ghetto”
Ziegler Series lecture by Dr. Jacek Leociak
ST. JOHNS COLLEGE: LECTURE HALL #1080

Sept. 11th 9:00 am

“On the Phenomenon of the Underground Archives of the Warsaw Ghetto”
Ziegler Series lecture by Dr. Jacek Leociak
ST. JOHNS COLLEGE: LECTURE HALL #1080

Sept. 11th 11:50 am

“Jan Karski, Polish Diplomacy and the Holocaust”
Dr. Kryzstof Olendzki
GLOBAL LOUNGE

Sept. 11th 4:15 pm

“ ‘Termite Craze’: The (De)Nazification of Social Insects. The Case of Karl Escherich”
Dr. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young
GLOBAL LOUNGE

 

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