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Life of documentarian of Nazi-occupied Poland to be discussed, March 13

Samuel Kassow, the Northam Professor of History at Trinity College, will discuss the focus of his upcoming book, Polish-Jewish historian Emmanuel Ringelblum (1900-1944), at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Bowl 2, Robertson Hall.

At the outset of World War II, Ringelblum formed a secret group to document life in Nazi-occupied Poland. The group collected reports on the deportation and murder of Jews, Warsaw ghetto artifacts, photographs, children's school essays, diaries and art from September 1939 until January 1943. The artifacts were hidden in milk cans and tin boxes and buried in the cellars of several Warsaw buildings.

This lecture is presented by Program in Jewish Studies , Department of History , Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Shelby Collum Davis Center of Historical Study.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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