The Janowska Camp at the Center of the Holocaust in Galicia
Dr. Waitman Wade BeornUniversity of Virginia
Center for Urban History, Lviv
The Janowska camp complex in Lwów was responsible for the murder of at least 80,000 Jews yet has received relatively little academic treatment. The camp is of particular interest to historians of the Holocaust due to its hybrid nature as slave labor camp, transit camp, and extermination center. This lecture will details and analyze these functions while showing how the camp itself was central to the Holocaust in Lviv and in Galicia.
The lecture will be held in English, with simultaneous interpretation provided.
"Lwów, לעמבערג, Львів, Lemberg, Lviv’43: The City that did (not) Survive" is a series of memorial activities to commemorate the 75th anniversary of liquidation of the ghetto and Janowska concentration camp in Lviv. Throughout March-November, 2018, the city will host lectures, exhibitions, and memorial concerts. The program is running with support of Lviv City Council, and in partnership with research, museum, and cultural organization of the city, such as the Memorial Museum of Totalitarian Regimes "Territory of Terror," Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Charity Fund Hesed-Arje, Lviv Organ and Chamber Music Hall, "Collegium Musicum" Music Agency, Jewish Studies Program at UCU, Charity fund B’ney B’rit "Leopolis" named after Emil Domberger.
Cover Image: Central entrance to the Janowska death camp, 1944. Lviv Historical Museum / Urban media archive
Gallery Image by Iryna Sereda