Lecture
Thursday, Dec 1, 2022, 7:00 PM

Konstanty Gebert

Author and Journalist, Warsaw

Final Solutions? Genocide in Comparative Perspective

Chair: Ewa Atanassow, Berlin

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This event will introduce – and stimulate a conversation about – Konstanty Gebert’s new book Final Solutions: Genocide Perpetrators and their Work that was published in Polish earlier this year. Framed by a discussion of ‘genocide’ as a legal concept, the book offers a global history of mass murder in the past 120 years featuring a broad range of cases in Europe (Bosnia, Holocaust, Ukrainian famine), Asia (Armenians, Cambodia, Uygurs), and Africa (Namibia, Rwanda).

Konstanty Gebert is an eminent Polish writer and journalist. The author of 12 books and thousands of articles, he has taught at Hebrew University, the University of California (Berkeley), Grinnell College, and Warsaw University’s Collegium Civitas. As a journalist he has been associated with the daily Gazeta Wyborcza from its foundation, and has served as a war correspondent covering conflicts in Turkey, India and Kashmir, Myanmar, Israel-Palestine, Rwanda, and Bosnia where he worked on the ground with the special UN envoy Tadeusz Mazowiecki. Gebert has also advocated reviving Jewish life in Poland and founded several organizations including the independent Jewish University and the monthly Midrash.

The event will be held in English