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World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Posters; World War, 1939-1945--Jewish resistance--Posters; World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Poland--Posters;
A poster announcing presentations by Nechama Tec on Jewish and non-Jewish resistance groups and by Christopher R. Browning on the efforts by the Jews in a region of Poland to keep them from being sent to Treblinka, as well as a discussion forum with the presenters.
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Max and Helen Guernsey Charitable Foundation
Event Sponsor 2
College of Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Northern Iowa
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Department of History, University of Northern Iowa
Nechama Tec and Christopher R. Browning
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Nechama Tec, Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Stamford, Connecticut, will discuss her current research project, a comparative examination of Jewish and non-Jewish resistance groups under German occupation. She will describe how this project grew out of her Holocaust research and teaching. The focus of this presentation will be on pervasive views about Jewish resistance and why the validity of these views can be determined only through systematic comparative research of Jewish and non-Jewish resistance groups, their differences and similarities, and the conditions under which they emerge.
Christopher R. Browning, Frank Porter Graham Professor of History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will examine the survival strategies of the Jews in the region of Wierzbnik-Staracho-wice who bribed German officials to create factory jobs in the Starachowice steel and munitions plants, then bribed German officials again to obtain the individual work cards for themselves and their families that spared them from deportation to Treblinka. Work and bribery were thus essential means of survival for those who were incarcerated in the Starachowice factory slave labor camps between October 1942 and July 1944.
Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education, University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
©2007 Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program, University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa. Holocaust Remembrance and Education Program., "Memoirs, Representations, and History: Browning and Tec Lectures #2 [poster]" (2007). Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education Documents. 52.