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International academic conference “Nations of Occupied Europe and the Holocaust” – Warsaw, 6-8 December 2017

The Office for Historical Research of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) extends a cordial invitation to attend an international academic conference entitled: “Nations of Occupied Europe and the Holocaust” which will be held on 6-8 December 2017 at the Janusz Kurtyka Educational Centre of the IPN (Centrum Edukacyjne IPN im. Janusza Kurtyki) in Warsaw (21/25 Marszałkowska Street).

The conference will present the latest results of research into the relations of the governments and societies of countries occupied by the Third Reich during the Second World War towards their Jewish inhabitants. The issue of the attitudes of nations collaborating with the Third Reich towards the anti-Jewish policies of their governments and the position of states neutral towards the fate of the Jewish community and Jewish refugees will also be addressed.

The presentations given during the conference will illustrate the various constraints (legal, economic, historical) that influenced the behaviour towards a community deprived of its rights and will demonstrate a wide range of attitudes: from the willingness to help victims to collaboration with the occupying forces in their pursuit of anti-Jewish policies.

The conference will be attended by researchers representing European, American and Israeli research centres dealing with the fates of the Jewish community during the Second World War.

The deliberations will be conducted in Polish and English and will be simultaneously interpreted.

The conference is organised on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Council to Aid Jews – “Żegota”. 

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