What Do We Want to Know About the War?
25 July 2013

On July 25, 2013 the Center for Urban History hosted an open lecture and conversation with Princeton University professor Jan Tomasz Gross, which was conducted in the Center’s Conference Room. It was the first occasion for Lviv to listen to the noted Princeton scholar and discuss with him topics of vital interest.  Matters slated for consideration included: what do we know about the war, what is the purpose of new insights and research, is there value to public debate which attempts to alter perception and understanding, not only regarding society in general, but also about human relations in wartime?

The lecture was held in conjunction with the Summer School session, "Jewish History and the Multiethnic Past of East Central Europe: Societies, Cultures, and Heritage".  

Jan Tomasz Gross - historian, sociologist, professor of history at Princeton University, author of numerous works about the experiences of war and occupation in Central and Eastern Europe. Among his publications: Polish Society under German Occupation – General Gouvernement, 1939-1944 (Princeton, 1979), Neighbors: The Destruction of a Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland (2001), Revolution from Abroad. The Soviet Conquest of Poland's Western Ukraine and Western Belorussia (Princeton, 1988, 2003), Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz (2006), Golden Harvest: Events at the Periphery of the Holocaust (2011).