Annual Wolfe Chair Lecture in Holocaust Studies: "Out of the Ashes: Recovered Sources on Greek Jews in Auschwitz"


Featuring: A panel with Nicholas Chare (University of Montreal), Katherine E. Fleming (NYU), and Pavel Polian (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow) moderated by Doris Bergen (University of Toronto)

This event is free and open to the public

Description: Marcel Nadjary was a Greek Jewish member of the Sonderkommando, a squad of prisoners who worked in the gas chambers at Auschwitz. Nadjary was one of the Sonderkommando men who wrote accounts of their experiences and buried them in the ashes. Many of these accounts, known as the "Scrolls of Auschwitz," were never found or were so damaged by water and time they were practically illegible. Now a historian and an IT expert have restored 90% of the legibility of Nadjary’s text.

This event is presented by the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust Studies in partnership with the Faculty of Arts & Science, the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies/Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Faculty of Information, and the Departments of History and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto.

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