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Poles and Jews: Troubled Neighbours?

Dorota Glowacka, Joanna Zylinska

02/03/2008 10:45 am
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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.

Joanna Zylinska

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

Dorota Glowacka

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


Anne Karpf is a sociologist and award-winning journalist, contributing regularly to The Guardian and other publications. Her books include How to Age, translated into ten languages, an acclaimed family memoir The War After: Living with the Holocaust and How Women Can Save the Planet. She is Professor of Life Writing and Culture at London Metropolitan University.