16 March 2021: Symposium in Honor of Antony Polonsky

A message of welcome from
Sir Ben Helfgott, 
Life Patron of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, and former Chairman


“The Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies has again organised an inspiring range of events to remind us of the rich legacy of Jewish life in Poland, and in Eastern Europe more generally. Lectures, book launches, workshops and the annual conference to launch the new volume of Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry bring the state of the art in this field to a London audience. I very much look forward to join these events, many of which will also be accessible from further afield by computer.”



16 March 2021, 9:30am – 5pm, on zoom, with the Wiener Library:
Symposium in Honor of Antony Polonsky

The Holocaust in Eastern Europe: Sources, Memory, Politics. Symposium in Honor of Antony Polonsky.
This symposium will bring together senior scholars of the Holocaust with the authors of significant recent studies in this area. It will reflect on archaeological investigations, the voice of witnesses and survivors, but also present-day contextualisations of engaging with the mass murder of the Jews of Europe. It is organised in cooperation with the Wiener Library on the occasion of the 80th birthday of Professor Antony Polonsky.
Organisers: Dr Michael Fleming (Polish University Abroad, London) and Prof François Guesnet, (UCL HJS), IPJS.