History and Resistance: Emanuel Ringelblum in the Warsaw Ghetto
Milton and Etta Leve Scholar-in-Residence Lecture by Samuel Kassow (Trinity College, History). Organized by the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies. Cosponsored by CERS.
Thursday, April 12, 20184:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center
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During World War II, Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen and paper. Even in the face of death they left "time capsules" full of documents that they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps. They were determined that posterity would remember them on the basis of Jewish and not German sources. Thousands of documents were buried in the Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto. Of the 60 people that the Polish Jewish historian Emanuel Ringelblum recruited to work on this national mission, all but three perished in the Holocaust. The lecture will explore their story.
Samuel Kassow is the Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, and is recognized as one of the world's leading scholars on the Holocaust and the Jews of Poland.
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, Germanic Languages, 1939 Society, Samuel Goetz Society Chair in Holocaust Studies, California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust