Dec 3rd: Seminar at the Oslo Jewish Museum

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Oslo Jewish Museum, Calmeyers gate 15b, 0183 Oslo

TID

3. Dec 2014, kl. 14.00

BILLETTER

Free admission

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Tlf: 22 20 84 00 / Epost: info@jodiskmuseumoslo.no

Dec 3rd: Seminar at the Oslo Jewish Museum

On December 3rd, Oslo Jewish Museum is hosting a free public seminar in the museum, entitled “Polish and Lithuanian Jewry: Tracing a Lost History.”

During one afternoon, there will be lectures given by four historians from our partner institutions POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum in Vilnius.

 All the lectures will be given in English. 

13:30-14:00 Registration.
14:00: Introduction by Mats Tangestuen
14:15 Milda Jakulytė-Vasil: “Characteristic of the Holocaust in Lithuania”
15:00 Neringa Latvytė-Gustaitienė: “Differences and Peculiarities of Life in the Ghettos in Lithuania”
15:45 Break
16:45 Krzysztof Bielawski: “Jewish heritage in Poland as presented on the Virtual Shtetl”
17:30 Martyna Rusiniak-Karwat: “From oblivion to commemoration. The fate of the former Treblinka death camp (1944-1964)”
18:15 Summary and open discussion
19:00 End of program

Speakers:

Milda Jakulytė-Vasil: “Characteristic of the Holocaust in Lithuania”

Milda Jakulytė-Vasil is a historian at the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum, creating, among other projects, online resources such as a Holocaust Atlas. In 2014 she started her doctoral studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Neringa Latvytė-Gustaitienė: “Differences and Peculiarities of Life in the Ghettos in Lithuania”

Neringa Latvytė-Gustaitienė is a historian who provides research on the Holocaust in Lithuania. Since 2010 she has been head of the History Research Department of the Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum. She is the author and co-author of several books, initiator and supervisor of the database holocaustnames.lt, and researcher in the European Holocaust Infrastructure Research (EHRI) project.

Krzysztof Bielawski: “Jewish heritage in Poland as presented on the Virtual Shtetl”

Krzysztof Bielawski is chief specialist in the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and coordinator of the Virtual Shtetl project. He is also an expert on Jewish cemeteries and other Jewish heritage sites in Poland. www.sztetl.org.pl

Martyna Rusiniak-Karwat: “From oblivion to commemoration. The fate of the former Treblinka death camp (1944-1964)”

Martyna Rusiniak-Karwat is a historian and political scientist at the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. She cooperates with POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She has conducted research on the fate of the former Treblinka death camp, and is the author of the book Treblinka death camp in social memory. Her PhD thesis was on the history of the Bund in Poland in 1944-1949. She prepared a volume entitled Press in the Warsaw Ghetto: The Bund, as part of the Ringelblum Archive edition.