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Recovering Janowska: A Concentration Camp in the Historical and Virtual World

20 May at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Janowska concentration camp in Lviv, Ukraine is probably the most important Holocaust site that most people have never heard of.  In this presentation, Dr. Beorn will present the important history of the camp and will introduce his current project of creating a digital reconstruction of the camp based on historical sources.


This event will take place at 7pm UK, please find your local time on 20 May here.
Israel: 9pm
Eastern time: 2pm
Pacific time: 11am
Ticket sales will close 2 hours before the event start time.
If you have any difficulties booking a ticket, or you do not receive the Zoom link 24 hours before the event, please email bethany@sirmartingilbertlearningcentre.org

Dr Waitman Wade Beorn

Dr Waitman Wade Beorn

Waitman Wade Beorn, PhD, FRHistS  is an Assistant Professor in History at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.  Dr. Beorn was previously the Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, VA and the inaugural Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He received his PhD in History from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill where he worked under the direction of Christopher Browning.  His first book examined the complicity of the German Army in the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, focusing on ground level participation. That book, Marching Into Darkness: The Wehrmacht and the Holocaust in Belarus (Harvard University Press, 2014) won the Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize for best first book from Harvard Press.  The book also received the Honorable Mention for the Sybil Milton Memorial Book Prize for books on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust from the German Studies Association. Dr. Beorn is also the author of The Holocaust in Eastern Europe: At the Epicenter of the Final Solution (Bloomsbury Press, 2018) and has recently finished a book on the Janowska concentration camp outside of Lviv, Ukraine entitled Between the Wires: The Janowska Camp and the Holocaust in Lviv (University of Nebraska Press, 2024).

Dr. Beorn has published work in Holocaust and Genocide StudiesCentral European HistoryGerman Studies Review, Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and HistoryPolitics and Governance, and the Geographical Review in addition to chapters in several edited volumes.  He has been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright Foundation, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and Claims Conference fellowships.

As a public-facing scholar, Dr. Beorn has published pieces in the Washington Post, Time, The New Republic, and The Forward.  He has also appeared on CNNRichard French Live on WRNN, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and TRT. He is an active contributor to public history and engagement on Twitter as well. Dr. Beorn is also the host of The Holocaust History Podcast.



20 May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm




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