Thursday April 12, 2018
Doors open: 1:00 pm
Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with reflections, a candle lighting ceremony and a special presentation by professor Piotr Wróbel who will discuss the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising . Presented in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation. Generously sponsored by Sandra Handler. FREE
Piotr J. Wróbel holds the Konstanty Reynart Chair of Polish Studies at the University of Toronto. Prior to his appointment in 1994, he taught Polish, Modern European, German and Russian history at the University of Warsaw, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan State University in East Lansing and at the University of California in Davis. He obtained his PhD from the University of Warsaw and has been a visiting scholar at the Institute of European History at Mainz, at Humboldt University in Berlin, and at the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies at Oxford. During 1987-1991 he was a research fellow at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and during 1987-88 he served as research director of a clandestine Eastern Archives, which collected materials about the Polish deportees in the Soviet Union after 1939. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Polin: A Journal of Polish-Jewish Studies, Acta Poloniae Historica, and The Polish Review.