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The 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: Resistance and Survival in the Holocaust

April 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

3335 Dwinelle Hall

And Online, via Zoom Livestream (see below in program description).

Zachery Mazur portrait

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for in-person attendance will be closed once room capacity has been reached. You may register to attend via Zoom livestream instead by clicking here. A link to the online program will be sent to Zoom registrants the day of the event.

With the 80th anniversary of this momentous event upon us in April, Dr. Zachary Mazur will reflect on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in stark contrast against the stereotype of Jewish passivity during the Holocaust. This presentation will draw upon some never before seen sources and images that were discovered in the process of preparing the POLIN Museum’s temporary exhibition “Around Us a Sea of Fire” on the civilian experience in bunkers and hideouts during the Uprising. The exhibit avoids any use of sources, either in text or photographs, from the perpetrators, focusing entirely on victims and bystanders.

Zachary Mazur earned his Ph.D. at Yale University and is currently a Senior Historian at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. His research interests are in 20th-century East Central Europe, national identity, law and economics.


April 4, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies
Taube Philanthropies
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Department of History


3335 Dwinelle Hall