Events Calendar

Go Back
0 items in cart Your Cart (0)

Lunchtime Lecture – Death transports from Auschwitz in January 1945

N/A

Lunchtime Lecture – Death transports from Auschwitz in January 1945

N/A

Lunchtime Lecture – Death transports from Auschwitz in January 1945

Category: .

Wednesday 7th June
1.00pm

FREE 

The talk focuses on one of the final episodes of the Holocaust, when the Nazis in January 1945 evacuated the large concentration complex near Oswiecim (Auschwitz). The prisoners were marched for several days in the middle of winter, before they were put on open train carriages and transported to one of the remaining concentration camps in the Reich. Based on the newly uncovered evidence from the Czech archives, the talk will offer insights into the fate of the prisoners, as well as the behaviour of the German guards and the Czech population that witnessed the transports.

The lecture will be given by Dr Jan Lanicek who is a lecturer at the University of New South Wales. He has authored several publications including Arnost Frischer and the Jewish Politics of Early 20th-Century Europe, (Bloomsbury Publishing 2017)/ Czechs, Slovaks and the Jews, 1938-48: Beyond Idealisation (Palgrave Macmillan2013) co-edited with Dr James Jordan, Governments-in-Exile and the Jews during the Second World War (Vallentine Mitchell, 2013).

Booking not required.