• Partner Event: Collaborating with the Enemy

Partner Event: Collaborating with the Enemy

  • 23 Jan 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Collaborating with the Enemy: Jews, Nazis, and Echoes for Today

Thursday, January 23, 7–9 PM
Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Conservatory Room 147
875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.
Registration is required by January 20 at worldwithoutgenocide.org/collaborate

This program explores the complicated position of Jews who were assigned roles in ghettoes and concentration camps during the Holocaust and their positions as both victims and collaborators. The event includes a documentary about Chaim Rumkowski, the leader of the Jewish Council in the Łódź Ghetto in Poland.  

Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., will talk about the law that the Israeli Knesset passed in 1950 to adjudicate so-called Jewish “collaborators” living in Israel and the little-known trials that occurred from 1951–1964. Ken Engel, J.D., president of CHAIM: Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota, will discuss the moral, ethical, and legal issues of collaboration, complicity, and responsibility, concluding with implications for today.  

The program includes recognition of the upcoming January 27 anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz, a day now acknowledged as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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