As part of our Online Programming opportunities, the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center is pleased to share the following program from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

Program:  “Hidden Histories: What Digital Technology Reveals about Jews and Germans in Occupied Kraków”

Date:        Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Time:        7:00 PM

Platform:  This event will take place online and is free to the public.

Please note registration is required. Please click here to register.

To view the program in full please click here.

Forced laborers constructing the wall around the Kraków ghetto, 1941. US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Instytut Pamieci Narodowej

Forced into a ghetto during the Nazi occupation, Kraków’s Jewish residents lived in overcrowded buildings, isolated from the rest of the city by fences and a wall. They endured forced labor and were deprived of basic needs like food and sanitation. By contrast, the Nazi perpetrators dominated the rest of the city, benefiting from their power, privilege, and exploitation of Jews. What was their aim?

Learn how digital maps and models, combined with a Holocaust Survivor’s diary and other traditional primary sources, expand what is known about the overlap in victim’s experiences and perpetrators’ plans.

Opening Remarks
Dr. Elizabeth Anthony, Director, Visiting Scholar Programs, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

Dr. Paul B. Jaskot, Ina Levine Invitational Scholar, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University

Dr. Lisa Leff, Director, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies