Event Details

Holocaust in Poland: New Research, New Findings

Free Event. RSVP Required. 
March 29, 2023 @ 11:00 am - March 29, 2023 @ 12:30 pm | Free Event. RSVP Required.

The USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research and USC Shoah Foundation present the Annual Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar Lecture by Jan Grabowski (Professor of History at University of Ottawa, Canada)
2022-2023 Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence
(Join us in person for this lecture or attend virtually on Zoom)

Organized by the USC Dornsife Center for Advanced Genocide Research and USC Shoah Foundation

In this distinguished lecture, Professor Jan Grabowski will focus on the recent scholarship dealing with the history of the Holocaust in Poland. The new research - based on new archival evidence - brings to light the unknown aspects of the Jewish catastrophe, sheds more light on German genocidal policies, places more weight on the agency of the Jewish victims, and raises fundamental question about the attitudes of the Polish "bystanders". Professor Grabowski will also address the issue of the reactions of the Polish state to the findings of independent historians.

This lecture will be followed by a lunch hosted by USC Shoah Foundation. Advanced RSVP for the lunch is required. Space is limited.

Lecture image: Two historical photographs from Poland showing the aftermath of Jewish deportations. The one on the left depicts a major street in Krakow, strewn with bundles of items after the liquidation of the ghetto. The photo on the right is from Lublin, showing piles of items, including furniture and appliances, stolen from Jews deported to extermination camps. Photo Credit: photo on the left: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Instytut Pamieci Narodowej; photo on the right: Męczeństwo, walka, zagłada Żydów w Polsce 1939–1945 (The Agony, Struggle and Destruction of the Jews in Poland, 1939–1945).]

COVID-19 protocols:

  • All attendees must conduct a self-health screening prior to attending. If you have any symptoms or are currently in an isolation period due to a recent infection, you may not attend.
  • While masks are not required for this event, we strongly recommend that attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated, consider wearing them for their own protection and the protection of others.
  • Attendees with a recent close contact exposure (in the last 10 days) are required to wear a well-fitting mask at all times.
  • Please note that protocols are subject to change.
  • If you are feeling unwell day-of, please join us online! All attendees will be emailed the Zoom link upon registration.


Start: March 29, 2023 / 11:00 AM
End: March 29, 2023 / 12:30 PM
Cost: Free Event. RSVP Required.
Where: Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240, Los Angeles, CA
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240
3550 Trousdale Pkwy., Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States
price: Free Event. RSVP Required.