Jan T. Gross
Jewish Experiences in Eastern Europe, 1945–68
This keynote lecture discusses how Jewish survivors of the Holocaust had to cope with various manifestations of Antisemitism in Eastern Europe after the end of the Second World War. It also looks at how debates about these experiences have been affected by present-day political developments in the anniversary year of 2018.
Jan Tomasz Gross is Professor of History and Norman B. Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society Emeritus at Princeton University. His books, which have won numerous awards and have been translated into multiple languages, include Golden Harvest: Reflections about Events at the Periphery of the Holocaust (with Irena Grudzińska-Gross, 2012), Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation (2006), Neighbors: Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland (2001), and The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath (edited with István Deák and Tony Judt, 2000).