Conference on Jews and Gentiles in East Central Europe in the 20th Century to feature Omer Bartov as keynote speaker

May 1, 2014

From May 26 to June 1, the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague will host Jews and Gentiles in East Central Europe in the 20th Century, a conference bringing together young academics and graduate students from four continents to discuss Jewish-Gentile relations.

John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History Omer Bartov will serve as the keynote speaker, delivering a talk titled "The Voice of Your Brother's Blood: The Holocaust as Communal Genocide." Giving a glimpse into Bartov's forthcoming book about the town of Buczacz in eastern Galicia, the talk will examine how this community of coexistence between Jews and Gentiles transformed into a community of genocide during German occupation in WWII.

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