Online discussion: “Mass-Killing in 1942-1943: ‘Operation Reinhardt’ Killing Centres”

Online discussion: “Mass-Killing in 1942-1943: ‘Operation Reinhardt’ Killing Centres”

Wednesday, 7.12.2022
13.00 (EST), 19.00 (CET), 20.00 (IST)
Online discussion: “Mass-Killing in 1942-1943: ‘Operation Reinhardt’ Killing Centres”
Speakers: Chris Webb, Tali Nates
Online event

2022 marks the 80th anniversary of “Aktion Reinhard” – the German plan to murder all the Jews of Poland living in the General Government. To mark this anniversary, Galicia Jewish Museum, the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and the Ghetto Fighters House invites for a program titled 80 Years After “Aktion Reinhard”: The Industrial Killing of European Jewry – a series of four online lectures given by some of the most recognized scholars in this field, each one focusing on a different aspect of the Holocaust and related to this key event.

During the second lecture in the series, author Chris Webb will explore the history of the Bełżec, Sobibór and Treblinka death camps. He will look at some of the key SS figures responsible for running the sites and the Jewish prisoners who were deported there. Finally, he will describe the heroic and dramatic revolts that took place in the camps.

Tali Nates, director of the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Center (South Africa) will share her family’s history connected to both Treblinka and Belżec death camps.

To sign up to this meeting on Zoom, click HERE.

The next lectures in the series:

• January 18th, 2023
1 pm EST | 7 pm CET | 8 pm IST
Resistance in Treblinka: The Tangible Witnesses
Speakers: Prof. Caroline Sturdy Colls, Dr. Tamir Hod, Yaron Tzur

• February 9th, 2023
1 pm EST | 7 pm CET | 8 pm IST
What do we remember? How do we remember? Who remembers?
Panel discussion
Speakers: Prof. James Young, Dariusz Popiela, Prof. Omer Bartov
Moderator: Dr. Edyta Gawron

All the lectures will take place live on Zoom. Programs will be in English with simultaneous translation to Polish. Recorded lectures will be available later at the Galicia Jewish Museum YouTube channel.

In English, with translation to Polish. Free admission.