David Engel, A Jewish Collaborator Confesses: The Strange Life and Afterlife of Calek Perechodnik

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Date(s) - 16/03/2015
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

H1.16 Ground Floor, Building H Monash Caulfield Campus


Engel picDavid Engel is Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies, Professor and Chair of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and Professor of History at New York University and a Senior Fellow of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Centre at Tel Aviv University.  The author of seven books and more than 70 scholarly articles on aspects of modern Jewish history, he is a member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and an elected fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research.

This will be the second in the 3-part Don and Sonia Marejn 2015 lecture series titled The Holocaust in Changing Retrospect –  which will look at how new documentary discoveries can alter the way the Holocaust is understood.

This lecture will highlight the fascinating story of this ghetto policeman, the questions it raises about important aspects of Jewish behaviour during the Holocaust, and Professor Engel’s own efforts in bringing the diary in which the story is told to light.

Admission Free; No prior bookings taken