"The Last Days of Buczacz" UCLA Lecture #general
Pamela Weisberger <pweisberger@...>
There is a lecture that may be of interest to Galitzianers, or students of
the Holocaust, taking place in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20th at
UCLA's Faculty Center at 7:30PM.
“The Last Days of Buczacz: Judicial Perspectives on the Destruction of a
Multiethnic Galician Town”
Speaker: Omer Bartov, The John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of
European History at Brown University
This lecture will discuss the fate of the Galician town of Buczacz, now
located in Western Ukraine, during the Holocaust, as reflected in
testimonies given during trials that took place in the federal Republic of
Germany in the late 1950s and 1960s. The population of Buczacz was made up
of Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians; the interrelationship between these groups
is the main focus of Bartov’s current project on Buczacz as a representative
town in the eastern European borderlands. This lecture will be concerned
primarily with the manner in which postwar German courtrooms reconstructed
the events of the Holocaust, how they defined the role, motivation, and
relative guilt of the perpetrators, to what extent and for what reasons they
trusted Jewish witnesses, and by which means they recreated the
sociopolitical context in which such local cases of genocide occurred during
World War II.
This event is the “1939” Club Distinguished Lecture in Holocaust Studies,
cosponsored by the UCLA Center for European and Eurasian Studies.
Lectures are open to the public at no charge, but ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS
To RSVP please email cjs@... or call the RSVP line at (310)
Please note that seating is limited and will be available on a first-come,
first served basis. UCLA parking passes cost $8.
The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies sponsors lectures of interest to Jewish
genealogists throughout the year. For more info visit their website:
I am not personally involved with this event and have no further details, so
please direct your questions, comments, or reservations directly to the
e-mail address listed above...and not to me.
Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
Santa Monica, CA