Between Spring 1942 and Spring 1943, the Germans conducted Einsatz Reinhardt, or mass-murder of the Polish Jews, the largest Jewish community in Europe.
In the early spring and in the summer of 1942, the extermination camps in Bełżec, Sobibór and Treblinka became factories of death, claiming the lives of 1.5 million innocent victims.
Join us online for this expert talk, which will look at the horrifying liquidations of the ghettos, operations conducted with unimaginable brutality. It will also shed light how Jewish people reacted to the German genocidal policies, as well as the attitudes of bystanders.
Professor Jan Grabowski is a Professor of History at the University of Ottawa and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His interests focus on the Holocaust in Poland and more specifically, on the relations between Jews and Poles during the war. His book, Hunt for the Jews. Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland was been awarded the Yad Vashem International Book Prize in 2014.
Image: Deportation of Jews from Rzeszów ghetto, 1942, Stanisław Poznański.