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Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 Virtual Panel - Ordinary People in the Warsaw Ghetto

30.01.2023 | 20:00 - 21:00

The Wiener Holocaust Library, the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg, and the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Leicester are pleased to co-host a virtual panel discussion for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023. The event is organised in response to the 2023 HMD theme of ‘ordinary people’, which acknowledges that genocide is both facilitated and experienced by ordinary people. This panel of speakers highlights new thinking and research about this theme, considering how Jewish persecutees responded to the Nazi onslaught in the Warsaw ghetto and about the various forms of protest and solidarity by “ordinary” Jews from Poland for Jews from Germany.


Dr Katarzyna Person, author of Warsaw Ghetto Police: The Jewish Order Service during the Nazi Occupation, among many other studies, is a historian working at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.

Dr Anne-Christin Klotz, author of Together against Germany: Warsaw’s Yiddish Daily Press and Its Fight against National Socialism, 1930–1941 (in German), is a postdoctoral researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Chaired by:

Dr Christine Schmidt is the Deputy Director and Head of Research at The Wiener Holocaust Library.

Moderated by:

Dr Svenja Bethke is Associate Professor in Modern European History at the University of Leicester and director of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

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30.01.2023 | 20:00 - 21:00