Polish Genealogical Society of America Quarterly Meeting via Webinar

75 years after: Stories and artifacts witnessing World War II and the Holocaust
Presented by, and with items from, the
Spungen Holocaust Collection

Date & Time: Sunday, November 15 2:00 – 4:00 p. m. central time

Topic & Speakers

2020 marks 75 years since the end of World War II and the liberation of the concentration camps. Join us to learn how personal historical material from the Spungen collection informs us of the personal aspect of these events and can place research in the context of the times.

  • Kiel Majewski, who will moderate the discussion, is a public historian and peace building advocate in the field of collective memory. In his career he has curated exhibits, directed a museum, mentored youth, worked with survivors of genocide and led tours of memorial sites in Europe, Africa and North America. Kiel is the founder of Timberwolf Advisors, a consultancy named after his grandfather’s World War II US Army unit that liberated the Dora-Mittelbau concentration camp in Nordhausen, Germany.
  • Dr. Ewa Wiatr, of the University of Łódź, will describe the amazing story of how Jewish detainees in the Łódź Ghetto managed to operate a postal service that helped keep them in touch with their loved ones.
  • Zofia Gadomska Paluch will tell the story of her Polish Catholic family near Sanok who sheltered 17 Jewish people for 22 months during the war.

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