“Tales from the Borderlands” tells the stories of Galicia through the eyes of diverse communities of migrants who settled there for centuries and were murdered or forcibly removed from the area in the course of World War II and its aftermath. The civilization in these borderlands of Galicia, where great German, Austro-Hungarian, Russian and Ottoman empires overlapped, clashed and disintegrated, was a mix of multiple cultures, languages ,ethnic groups, religions and nations. Omer Bartov reconstructs, through the stories told by people who lived there, who they were, where they came from, and where they were heading.
Prof. Omer Bartov – born in Israel and educated at Tel Aviv University and St. Antony’s College, Oxford, Omer Bartov is the Samuel Pisar Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Brown University and the author of nine books. His research concerns the involvement of the Wehrmacht in Nazi crimes, analyses the Eastern Front, links between the war and genocide, portrayal of the Jews in cinema, history of Galicia and Israeli-Palestinian relations. Bartov’s first English-language novel, The Butterfly and the Axe, is forthcoming in 2023.
Discussion will be led by Jakub Nowakowski, director of the Galicia Jewish Museum. Meeting will be translated to Polish and Ukrainian.
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