International Conference: Operation Reinhardt and the Destruction of Polish Jews

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The conference organized to mark the 80th anniversary of Operation Reinhardt seeks to present the newest research on the Holocaust in Poland. Although the Nazi operation to exterminate Jews in German-occuppied central Poland between 1942–1943 remains our primary focus, we are interested in the wider process of the destruction of Jews from 1941 until 1945 within the territory of the pre-war Second Polish Republic.

We intend to hold the conference on site at the POLIN Museum in Warsaw. Should this not be possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic, then the conference will be held either entirely online or in a hybrid format. Details will be announced well in advance.

We invite researchers from Poland and abroad to participate in the conference. Papers may be presented in Polish or in English. Applications in English should be sent via the online form.

For additional details about the conference and registration, please see the Call for Papers >>

We will be happy to answer any questions related to the conference: [email protected]

Conference organizers:

  • POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw,
  • Polish Center for Holocaust Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw,
  • State Museum at Majdanek - German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp (1941-1944), Lublin,
  • The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Munich-Berlin,
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

The conference is organized within the the Global Education Outreach Program.

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The conference is made possible with support from Taube Philanthropies, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

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Logotypy organizatorów konferencji: Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów IFiS PAN; Państwowego Muzeum na Majdanku – Niemieckiego Nazistowskiego Obozu Koncentracyjnego i Zagłady (1941-1944); Centrum Badań nad Holokaustem Instytutu Historii Najnowszej, Monachium-Berlin; Muzeum Pamięci Holokaustu w Waszyngtonie.