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Between Memorial and Remembrance:


November 9 marks the anniversary of Kristalnacht, the first large scale state-sponsored violence against Jews in Nazi Germany. That night led to continued escalation in the way Nazi Germany treated Jews in its territory, eventually leading to the Holocaust - the largest state-sponsored genocide in human history. In commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of Kristalnacht, Illini Hillel hosted two events in co-operation with the Program in Jewish Cultural and Society. The events brought researchers from Muzeum Krakowa to share their stories of uncovering the truth about Plaszow, a forgotten Concentration Camp on the outskirts of Krakow, Poland.

Monday, November 9th, 2020 at Noon Central on Zoom:

Sites and Sounds: Weaving Auditory Components into the Memorialization of the Plazsow WWII Forced Labor/Concentration Camp

Karolina Ozog works on Jewish historical sites at the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków. Recently, she has been working with her colleagues to memorialize Concentration Camp Plaszow. The Historical Museum of the City of Krakow is currently engaged in a large-scale project to commemorate the entire site while maintaining free entry. In this presentation, Ms. Ozog will discuss how sound is being utilized in the development of the memorial site.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 at 3pm Central on Zoom: 

Plaszow - Between Memorial and Remembrance


How much do you know about Plaszow concentration camp? The ruins of Plaszow, the forgotten Holocaust concentration camp, currently serve as a community park in the outskirts of Krakow, Poland. Join archaeologist Kamil Karski as he uncovers 70 year old stories from the Jewish prisoners and work to commemorate the atrocities that happened there.

  • Watch the recording of the program (below)

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