Department of English

University of Toronto

Annual Wolfe Chair Lecture in Holocaust Studies

Event date: Monday, March 05, 2018, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Annual Wolfe Chair Lecture in Holocaust Studies:
“Out of Ashes: Recovered Sources on Greek Jews in Auschwitz”

Featuring: A panel with Nicholas Chare (University of Montreal),Katherine E. Fleming (NYU), and Pavel Polian (National Research UniversityHigher School of Economics, Moscow) moderated by Doris Bergen (UofT)
Save the date: Monday, March 5, 2018
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm. A small reception will precede the  event at3pm
Location: The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility , MunkSchool, 1 Devonshire Place

This event is free and open to the public

Description: Marcel Nadjary was a Greek Jewish member of theSonderkommando, a squad of prisoners who worked in the gas chambers atAuschwitz. Nadjary was one of the Sonderkommando men who wrote accounts oftheir experiences and buried them in the ashes. Many of these accounts, knownas the "Scrolls of Auschwitz," were never found or were so damaged bywater and time they were practically illegible. Now a historian and an ITexpert have restored 90% of the legibility of Nadjary’s text.  

This event is presented by the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair inHolocaust Studies in partnership with the Faculty of Arts & Science, theAnne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, the Joint Initiative in German andEuropean Studies/Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, theFaculty of Information, and the Departments of History and Slavic Languages andLiteratures at the University of Toronto. 

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