AHRCentre and and the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law invite you to a public lecture by Professor Jan Tomasz Gross

Event date: 
21 Jun 2011 (All day)

Professor Jan Tomasz Gross will address the topic: On the periphery of the Holocaust - Jews and their Polish neighbours

Jan Tomasz Gross, Norman B. Tomlinson '16 and '48 Professor of War and Society, and Professor of History, Princeton University, is the author of several books about state and society during World War II, including: Polish Society Under German Occupation (Princeton U. Press, 1979), and Revolution from Abroad - Soviet Conquest of Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia (Princeton U. Press, 1988).

His last three books, Neighbors: Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland (Princeton, 2001), Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz (Random House 2006), and (with Irena Grudzinska-Gross) Golden Harvest (Polish edition, Znak 2011; English edition forthcoming with Oxford University Press), have dealt with the phenomenon of robbing and murder of Jews by their fellow-citizens in Poland (and elsewhere) during World War II. These books have generated a great deal of discussion and controversy, particularly in Poland but also worldwide, and have spawned an unprecedented amount of research and debate on these themes over the last 10 years.

Discussant: Adam Czarnota is Associate Professor of Law, UNSW. He has written extensively on issues of 'dealing with the past', otherwise known as 'transitional justice,' and of collective memory, particularly in the context of central and eastern Europe. He has published widely on these matters and at present is editing a book on Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law.