Simon-Dubnow-Institut für jüdische Geschichte und Kultur an der Universität Leipzig
The Jewish Escape from Poland in 1968 – Nationalism and Communism within the People’s Republic
May 5–6, 2008
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Dan Diner (Leipzig/Jerusalem)
2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Session I: Jews and Communism in People’s Poland
Chair: Laura Jockusch
Beate Kosmala (Berlin)
An Overview – Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism in Postwar Poland (1944–1968)
August Grabski (Warsaw)
The Communist Party´s Responses to Anti-Semitism – The Polish October of 1956
Audrey Kichelewski (Paris/Warsaw)
“Jewish Communists” – The Socio-Cultural Society for Jews in Poland (TSKŻ) and the Polish United Workers Party, 1957–1967
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Session II: The Events of March 1968 (Part I)
Chair: Lutz Fiedler
Anita J. Prazmowska (London)
The Anti-Zionist Campaign in Context – The Polish Year of 1968
Stephan Stach (Leipzig)
The Jewish Historical Institute in 1968 – A Jewish Institution under Attack
Jan T. Gross (Princeton)
March 1968 in Poland – Reflections of a Participant
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Session III: The Events of March 1968 (Part II)
Chair: Andrea Genest
Karol Sauerland (Warsaw/Kassel)
1968 in Poland – An Intellectual History
Lutz Fiedler (Jerusalem/Leipzig)
Dissident Communists and Anti-Semitic Oppression – Kuron´s and Modzelewski`s
Open Letter to the Party
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Session IV: Reactions to the Anti-Semitic Campaign
Chair: Katrin Steffen
Anat Plocker (Stanford)
Emigration or Silence – Jewish Reactions to Polish Anti-Zionism
Joanna Nalewajko-Kulikov (Warsaw)
A Generation of Jewish Communists – From Yiddishland to Atlantis
Andrea Genest (Potsdam)
How Polish Dissidents Discussed the Anti-Semitic Campaign – Reflections on 1968
Panel Discussion: Anti-Semitism in Poland after 1945 – A Current Debate
Chair: Dan Diner
Jan T. Gross (Princeton), Ireniusz Krzeminski (Warsaw), Karol Sauerland (Warsaw/Kassel), Katrin Steffen (Halle)