Carnegie Mellon University

Poland and The Holocaust

Poland and The Holocaust

How My Country Struggles with its Difficult Past

Anna Bikont

Non-fiction writer and journalist for Gazeta Wyborcza (the main newspaper in Poland)

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

4:30pm - 6:30pm

About the Lecture

Anna Bikont is a non-fiction writer and journalist for Gazeta Wyborcza, the main newspaper in Poland which she helped found in 1989. In 2011 she received the European Book Prize for the French version of her book My z Jedwabnego. In 2015 the English version, The Crime and the Silence. Confronting the Massacre of the Jews in wartime Jedwabne, published by Farrar Straus and Giroux, was selected in the 100 Notable Books of the Year by New York Times and won one of the National Jewish Book Awards. Her last book Irena Sendlerowa. W ukryciu (“Irena Sendler. In Hiding”) tells the story of a Polish woman, Righteous Among the Nations, who saved Jewish children.