Kansas University will kick off its 2006 Jewish Lecture Series with a lecture titled "Conflicting Memories of the Holocaust" at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Hall Center for Humanities.
Daniel Blatman and Renee Poznanski, visiting fellows at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., will discuss debates over the extent to which the local populations of Poland and France actively participated with the Nazis.
Blatman, speaking on "The Indefinite Identity of the Victim: Poles, Jews and the Conflicting Memory of the Holocaust," is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Poznanski, the Yaakov and Poria Avnon professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University, will present "Jewish Voices in a 'Strange Silence': Jews and the Shoah in France after Vichy."
The event is free and open to the public.