Poles and Jews: Troubled Neighbours?
Is reconciliation between Poles and Jews possible? Revisiting both the brutal Jedwabne pogrom of 1941 and stories of peaceful neighbourly coexistence, this question was addressed by Dorota Glowacka and Joanna Zylinska, editors of Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust. The discussion was chaired by Anne Karpf.
Dorota Glowacka is an associate professor in Contemporary Studies at the University of King’s College (Halifax, Nova Scotia). She is a coeditor of Between Ethics and Aesthetics: Crossing the Boundaries.
Anne Karpf is a writer, journalist and sociologist born in London to Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivors. She writes for many national newspapers on women, health, social, political, and Jewish issues and has a weekly column on the family for The Guardian. She teaches at London Metropolitan University
Joanna Zylinska is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College (London). She is the author of The Ethics of Cultural Studies and On Spiders, Cyborgs, and Being Scared: The Feminine and the Sublime
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