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"The Crime and the Silence: The Massacre of the Jews of Jedwabne and its Aftermath Today" with Anna Bikont

Polish Jewish scholar Anna Bikont will speak about her award-winning Holocaust chronicle, "The Crime and the Silence," which has received the highest praise in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, Tablet Magazine, and is the 2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner in the category of "Holocaust." In "The Crime and the Silence," Bikont interviews the residents of Jedwabne, Poland today to find out what they remember as well as what was transmitted to the younger generations about the July 1941 massacre, in the course of one day, of 1,600 Jewish residents by their non-Jewish neighbors. Jan Gross first wrote about Jedwabne in the Holocaust history, entitledNeighbors, published in 2000; according to the New York Times, Bikont's book transcends Neighbors.

Details

When:

Monday, April 18, 2016. 12:00 PM

Where:

Building 360, CCSRE Conference Room

Sponsor:

Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Taube Philanthropies and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Contact:

650-725-2789
lindamh@stanford.edu