NEIGHBORS AUTHOR JAN T. GROSS DISCUSSES HIS NEW BOOK
FEAR: ANTI-SEMITISM IN POLAND AFTER AUSCHWITZ
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

NEW YORK, NY – Join author Jan T. Gross in conversation with Antony Polonsky, a professor at Brandeis University, about Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz (Random House, June 2006) at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on Wednesday, November 15 at 7 p.m.

The estimated 10 percent of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust returned to a hostile and dangerous Poland. They encountered anti-Semitism in everyday relations, experienced difficulties rebuilding their lives, and were victims of outright violence, including murder. In his recently published book, Fear, Jan T. Gross recounts many post-war anti-Semitic acts that caused most Polish Jews to flee Poland, never to return.

Jan T. Gross was a 2001 National Book Award nominee for his widely acclaimed Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland. He teaches history at Princeton University, where he is a Norman B. Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society.

Antony Polonsky is the Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University. He has won the National Jewish Book Award in Eastern European Studies and been awarded the Knight’s Cross, order of merit, Republic of Poland for outstanding services to studies in Polish Jewry.

Tickets to this event are $10 for adults, $7 seniors, $5 students; free for members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling 646-437-4202.

WHAT: Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz

WHERE: Edmond J. Safra Hall
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

WHEN: Wednesday, November 15 at 7 p.m.

COST: $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students, free for members

The Museum’s three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century–before, during, and after the Holocaust. Current special exhibitions include: Ours To Fight For: American Jews in the Second World War, which explores the lives of Jewish men and women who served during WWII; and A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People. The Museum offers visitors a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It is also home to Andy Goldsworthy’s memorial Garden of Stones, as well as James Carpenter’s Reflection Passage, Gift of The Gruss Lipper Foundation. The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a founding member of the Museums of Lower Manhattan.