International Conference: Operation "Reinhardt" and the Destruction of Polish Jews

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This international conference has been organized to mark the 80th anniversary of ‘Operation Reinhardt.’ It seeks to present the latest research on the Holocaust in Poland. Although the Nazi operation to exterminate Jews in German-occupied Poland between 1942–1943 will remain the primary focus. The conference will also delve into the wider process of the destruction of Jews from 1941 until 1945 within the territory of the pre-war Second Polish Republic.

  • 27-29 November 2022, POLIN Museum
  • Admission free

On the first day of the conference, we invite you to attend the opening lecture, "Aktion Reinhardt: Research in the 21st century," by Prof. Dieter Pohl from Alpen-Adria Universität (Austria). The conference will have thematic panels featuring: Prof. Omer Bartov, (a Samuel Pisar Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies), Prof. Michael Fleming (Polish University Abroad, PUNO), Prof. John Paul Himka (University of Alberta), Prof. Ingo Loose (Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, IfZ), Prof. Johannes Steinert (University of Wolverhampton), Prof. Antoni Sułek (University of Warsaw), Prof. Dr Hab. Jacek Tebinka (Institute of Political Science, University of Gdańsk), Dr Hab. Prof. UP Anna Zapalec (Institute of History and Archival Studies in Kraków) and many other guests.

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Conference organizers:

  • POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw.
  • Polish Center for Holocaust Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw.
  • State Museum at Majdanek - German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1941-1944), Lublin.
  • The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Munich-Berlin.
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

The conference is organized within the the Global Education Outreach Program.

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The conference is made possible with support from Taube Philanthropies, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

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Logotypy organizatorów konferencji: Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów IFiS PAN; Państwowego Muzeum na Majdanku – Niemieckiego Nazistowskiego Obozu Koncentracyjnego i Zagłady (1941-1944); Centrum Badań nad Holokaustem Instytutu Historii Najnowszej, Monachium-Berlin; Muzeum Pamięci Holokaustu w Waszyngtonie.