POLISH HEROES: THOSE WHO RESCUED JEWS
January 12 – February 13, 2009 Suzzallo Library
University of Washington in Seattle
This moving exhibition by photographer Chris Schwartz tells the story of 21 Poles who rescued Jews during the World War II German occupation of Poland. Each of these heroic individuals still resides in the Krakow region today. This exhibition is a tribute to the “Polish Righteous Among Nations” created by the Auschwitz Jewish Center in Oswiecim, Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, and the Polish American Jewish Alliance for Youth Action.
The exhibit is accompanied by five Thursday lectures at the University of Washington: Kane Hall, Room 220. Admission is free.
|January 15 7:30PM||
“Historical Background” by
Prof. Przemysław Chojnowski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland & Visiting Fulbright Scholar of UW Polish Studies
“Challenges of Rescuers and the Rescued” by Stanlee Stahl, Executive Vice President, Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
Two Short Films: “Żegota and Irena Sendler” and “Righteous Among Nations”
Introduction by Martha Golubiec, UW PSEC
“Irena Sendler’s Children”
by Prof. Przemyslaw Chojnowski, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
|“Henry Friedman, Holocaust Survivor: One of the Rescued” by Henry Friedman|
|“Rescue in the Polish Countryside- Politics, Differentiation in the Occupied Village” by Prof. Keely Stauter-Halsted, Michigan State University|
Sponsors: The University of Washington Polish Studies Endowment Committee (UW PSEC), Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, and Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center, in cooperation with the University of Washington Slavic Department, Jewish Studies Program, Ellison Center, and History Department.