Aftermath of a Jewish Death: Beliefs and Rituals in Central and Eastern Europe (The 19th and 20th Centuries)
The panel organized by POLIN Museum within the GEOP project was devoted to Jewish attitudes towards death in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
- Anna Dybała-Pacholak delivered a paper on mid-nineteenth-century testaments of women.
- Dr. Artur Markowski spoke about cultural meaning of death in pogroms, about the mechanisms related to remembrance of victims and its political exploitation.
- Dr. Michał Trębacz presented the outcome of his research on Szmul Zygielbojm, focusing on the political aspect of his suicide.
- Dr. Natalia Aleksiun of Touro College in NYC provided a commentary on the delivered papers.