Publications [#342728] of Beth Holmgren

Papers Published

  1. Holmgren, B. "Holocaust history and jewish heritage preservation: Scholars and stewards working in pis-ruled Poland." Shofar: an Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies 37.1 (January, 2019): 96-107.
    (last updated on 2022/07/05)

    This short essay presents an analytical update of how scholars, curators, and stewards are responding to the xenophobic climate and nationalist censorship being generated by the current Polish government under the rule of the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party. I focus on two new groundbreaking publications on the involvement of rural Poles and the Catholic Church in carrying out a rural Holocaust in World War II; the POLIN Museum’s exhibit boldly representing the March 1968 antisemitic campaign that resulted in the exodus of thirteen thousand Polish Jews; and the activism of two educated, dedicated stewards of Jewish heritage preservation in small-town Poland.