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Keynote Address: Anat Plocker, "The Expulsion of jews from Communist Poland"
In 1967-1968, the Polish communist regime attached its Jewish citizens, leading to the emigration of tens of thousands. Among the emigres were prominent intellectuals, artists, writers, scientists, and journalists—Polish Jews who had built their lives in communist Poland and who had seen it as their home. The talk exposes the conspiracies the communist regime held and promoted, which had turned Polish Jews into "security risks," seen as part of a wide-ranging conspiracy to weaken communism. It tells the story of those pushed out of their country, showing how the forces of ethno-nationalism and national security marginalized competing visions of citizenship and belonging.

This is the keynote address for the YSU-Purdue symposium, "CONTACT: Meeting & Movement of Jewish People and Artifacts across Cold-War Boundaries"


May 22, 2022 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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