Audiovisual Workshop

The Centre for Holocaust Studies is working to create a Section for Research on the Visual Memory of the Holocaust, which will be a unique institution in Central and Eastern Europe. Our objective is to collect all relevant documentaries and feature films produced by the national cinematographies of Poland, East Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and the states of the former Yugoslavia relating to the issue and motives of the Holocaust. All materials will be complemented by critical evaluation. This constitutes an extensive array of footage that has not yet been subjected to comprehensive academic reflection, and which will make an important contribution to research on the shape of national memory in Central and Eastern Europe.



The lecture of prof. Martin Gilbert

On Feb 17th 2010 sir Martin Gilbert delivered a lecture under the title Churchill and Poland: Friend or Foe? From Versailles to Potsdam – via Malta. The meeting was organized with a view to present a new interpretation of Winston Churchill and his politics regarding Poland as seen by the Prime Minister’s official biographer.



Meeting with prof. Michael Berenbaum

On Jan 12th 2009 at 6 p.m. in the Jewish Museum Galicja commenced a meeting with prof. Michael Berenbaum, an expert on Holocaust and the founder of numerous Holocaust museums. Prof. Berenbaum presented the idea of creating Holocaust museums as places with specific stories to tell. The most important questions faced by the creators are what story to tell, whom to tell it and how.



Lecture entitled “Memory of the Holocaust in Poland after 2000” by Prof. Jan T. Gross

prof. Jan Tomasz Gross

The 2008/09 academic year at the CHS was inaugurated by Prof. Jan. Tomasz Gross from the University of Princeton along with a discussion with MA and doctoral students on the topic of Holocaust memory led by Dr Piotr Weiser. Prof. Gross’ lecture touched upon the changes that have arisen in Holocaust discourse and in Polish-Jewish relations in the last 8 years.



Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Information on FASPE

FASPEFASPE is an innovative program for students in professional schools designed to address contemporary ethical issues through a unique historical context. The Fellowships provide law, medical, seminary, journalism, and business students a structured program of study that initially focuses on the role of their chosen professions in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust and uses that historic focus as a framework for the consideration of contemporary ethical issues. The various disciplines will explore topics such as The Rule of Law vs. "Lawlessness"; The Role and Limits of Bioethics, The Goals of Morality in the Face of Evil, The Responsibility to Report, and Ethical Limitations on Profit-Seeking. FASPE is under the auspices of the Museum of Jewish Heritage.



Meeting with Elizabeth Edelstein

Elizabeth Edelstein

On 30 March 2009 we hosted Elizabeth Edelstein, director of the Educational Department of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, at the Przegorzały Castle in Krakow. She ran a workshop for European Studies students entitled: “Every Object Tells a Story”, which was organized in cooperation with the US Consulate in Krakow.



Lecture by Karol Becker entitled “The Twists and Turns of Teaching about the Holocaust in Israel”

Karol Becker On 20 October 2008 the Galicia Museum hosted Karol Becker, who is the coordinator of educational programmes at the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv, lecturer of philosophy at the College Seminar Hakibutzim, publicist and translator. Karol Becker talked about the complexity of teaching about the Holocaust in Israel. He was treated with great respect by the students who were in awe of him due to his honest approach.



Meeting with Professor Robert Wistrich

Robert Wistrich Together with the Galicia Museum, CHS JU organized a meeting with the famous European and Jewish historian Professor Robert Wistrich, director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism (SICSA), on the 29th of May, 2008. A lecturer at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, he gave a paper on the topic of anti-Semitism in the Middle East. After the lecture, Professor Wistrich answered questions from participants in a meeting with youth. Professor Robert Wistrich was a guest of the Centre in October 2008 along with Jan Tomasz Gross of Princeton University in the USA (10.10.2008) and Karol Becker of the Polish Institute in Tel Aviv (20.10.2008) and they discussed the meandering path of holocaust education in Israel.


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