March 26

11:00 AM

The Far Right's Crusade against Holocaust Historians

Locking Skeletons in the Closet

A Polish court found a researcher from the Polish Center for Holocaust Research and a Polish-Canadian historian guilty of violating a 2018 law that makes it a crime to accuse the Polish nation of crimes committed by Nazi Germany. What happens when the government and its supporters move to suppress legitimate research or rewrite historical events to suit their current political needs? Dr. Williams, a historian himself, will discuss the chilling effect recent events have had.