‘Gemeinsam gegen Deutschland’.
The Yiddish Press in Warsaw and the Rise of National-Socialism in Germany
with Dr Anne-Christin Klotz, Professor Antony Polonsky, Professor François Guesnet (chair)
This event is co-organised with
UCL’s Institute of Jewish Studies
The book tries to close this research gap as it examines how Jewish journalists who wrote for the Warsaw daily Yiddish press reacted to the events in Germany from Hitler’s rise to power up to the German invasion of Poland in 1939 on both an individual and a collective level as well as what happened to them in the months following the end of the Second Polish Republic. By analyzing the Warsaw Yiddish daily press and additional archival sources, the author will focus on how Polish Jews acquired and disseminated subversive knowledge of the goings-on in National Socialist Germany in spite of censorship and repression in Germany and Poland alike, and also on how they initiated campaigns of protest and solidarity to the benefit of the people being persecuted.
Antony Polonsky, Chief Historian of the Global Educational Outreach Programme/Polin Museum Warsaw, and Professor Emeritus, Brandeis University, is co-chair of the Editorial Board of Polin Studies in Polish Jewry and the author of numerous studies on eastern European Jewish history, including ‘The Jews in Poland and Russia’, 3 vols (2010, 2012), and ‘The Jews in Poland and Russia. A Short History’ (2013).
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