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Hybrid Book Talk: Przemysłowa Concentration Camp for Children – Katarzyna Person, Johannes-Dieter Steinert

July 27, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Przemysłowa Concentration Camp
The Camp, the Children, the Trials - book coverAs part of our new academic books event series, The Wiener Holocaust Library is pleased to host the authors of Przemysłowa Concentration Camp: The Camp, the Children, the Trial, Dr Katarzyna Person and Prof Johannes-Dieter Steinert. Participants can register to attend in person or online.

This book explores one of the most notorious aspects of the German system of oppression in wartime Poland: the only purpose-built camp for children under the age of 16 years in German-occupied Europe. The camp at Przemysłowa street, or the Polen-Jugendverwahrlager der Sicherheitspolizei in Litzmannstadt as the Germans called it, was a concentration camp for children. The camp at Przemysłowa existed for just over two years, from December 1942 until January 1945. During that time, an unknown number of children, mainly Polish nationals, were imprisoned there and subjected to extreme physical and emotional abuse. For almost all, the consequences of atrocities which they endured in the camp remained with them for the rest of their lives. This book focuses on the establishment of the camp, the experience of the child prisoners, and the post-war investigations and trials. It is based on contemporary German documents, post-war Polish trials and German investigations, as well as dozens of testimonies from camp survivors, guards, civilian camp staff and the camp leadership.

About the Speakers:

Katarzyna Person is a historian of the Holocaust working at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, Poland.

Johannes-Dieter Steinert is Professor of Modern European History and Migration Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.


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  3. If you would like to ask a question during the event, please type your question into the chat function, and we will endeavour to answer as many questions as possible during the Q&A. Your webcam will not be seen during this event.
  4. The event will be recorded for the Library’s YouTube channel and will be shared at a later date.

This event is free, although registration via the link below is required. Please note that our free events are run by staff volunteers. Thank you for your patience should we have any technical or audio difficulties. We will do our best to correct them but this is not always possible.

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