Prof. Antony Polonsky, author of The History of Jews in Russia and Poland in conversation with Prof. Marcin Wodziński, author of The Historical Atlas of Hasidism
Wednesday, 22 July 2020 PDT:11am; EDT: 2pm; UK: 7pm; CET: 8pm; Israel: 9pm
In a 45-minute webinar followed by a 15 minute Q&A where you can ask questions submitted before or during the broadcast.
Even though most Ashkenazi Jews around the world can trace their roots back to Poland, the 1,000-year history of the Jewish experience in Poland is still not widely known. Instead, it is often mythologized or demonized, unfortunately losing its enormous contributions to Poland and impact on world Jewry in the process.
Join the debate on the importance and relevance of Polish Jewish history, and its legacy for Jews around the world.
Antony Polonskyis Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University. Since 2013, he has served as the Chief Historian at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Professor Polonsky, a prolific author, and lecturer holds honorary doctorates from the University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Professor Polonsky heads the editorial collegium of the Littman Library of Jewish Civilization series, POLIN, with Professor François Guesnet.
Marcin Wodziński is the Chair of the Taube Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Wrocław. His research focuses on the history and culture of East European Jews, especially the Haskalah (the Enlightenment) and Hasidism. Among other works, Professor Wodziński has published the "Historical Atlas of Hasidism" (Princeton, 2018), which received the National Jewish Book Award for Scholarship, and "Hasidism: Key Questions" (Oxford, 2018).
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