UW-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA)
AND THE JEWS”
Professor of Sociology
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
From the CREECA website: In spite of the Jewish community’s small size in contemporary Poland, Jews occupy a large space in social imagination and political discourse in that country. Perhaps more than ever before, the Polish public sphere is shaped by both anti- and philo-Semitic discourse, public initiatives and private actions. How can we make sense of the ongoing “Jewish revival,” and the resurgence of state-sponsored anti-Semitic historical policies such as the recent “Holocaust law”? In asking this and other questions, Zubrzycki will examine these diverse processes and show how they are related to debates about the redefinition of Polish national identity.
Location: UW-Madison Campus
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr