As part of our American Experts in Poland program, Professor Robert Shapiro  from the Judaic Studies Department at Brooklyn College, will visit Łódź from August 17 through 31, 2009.

Professor Shapiro will give lectures and conduct workshops in conjunction with the 65th anniversary of the uprising of the Lodz Ghetto.  The topic of his presentation will be the pre-war history of Jewish self-government in Lodz and the history of the Litzmannstadt Ghetto. His seminar on the “Litzmannstadt Ghetto” on August 28 at 15:00 is open to the public, and will be organized by the Center for Jewish Research at the University of Łódź’s Institute of History. Those interested in participating should email judaica@uni.lodz.pl.