Centre for German-Jewish Studies


Traces: An Evening in Memory of Polish Jews

Tuesday 15 May 19:00 until 21:00
Austrian Cultural Forum, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ
Speaker: Dr. Gerhard Wolf and Prof. Józef Niznik

Tuesday 15 May 2012, 7.00pm | Austrian Cultural Forum London

This  evening, organised by the Polish Cultural Institute and the Austrian  Cultural Forum London, chaired by Julia Winckler (University of  Brighton) accompanies the exhibition Traces and features two presentations:

Dr. Gerhard Wolf’s presentation is titled Germanisation and Annihilation German policies in occupied Silesia. The   presentation will concentrate on the area of occupied Silesia that was   fully annexed by the German Reich during the attack on Poland. It  includes the Bielsko-Biala area where the Hecker family lived. Dr. Wolf is DAAD Lecturer in Modern History, Centre for German Jewish Studies,  University of Sussex. His most recent book is Ideologie und Herrschaftsrationalität: Nationalsozialistische Germanisierungs-politik in Polen (2012).

Professor Józef Niznik (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences) will present on The Social Construction of Memory: The Case of Memory of War in Poland.   Prof. Niz˙ nik will focus on the processes of memory construction,  referring to the memory of war in postwar Poland and the role which  artistic representations of war have played in memory construction.

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