Tomasz Pudlocki, a historian at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, will lecture on the homosexual community during the Holocaust from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in Carl Hansen Student Center room 119.
Pudlocki, a Columbia University visiting scholar and Kosciuszko Foundation scholarship recipient, will present “Unwanted body: Homosexuals in the social politics of the Nazi era.”
“The topic of homosexuals as Nazi victims is rarely discussed in depth, and is usually limited to a mention in the list of other targeted groups,” said Ewa Callahan, assistant professor in the School of Communications. “However, the topic presents an important piece in the broader understanding of social and historical changes in attitudes toward homosexuals and underlining motivations of homophobia. The talk emphasizes the importance of capturing the experiences of the survivors as a unique source of historical knowledge that becomes scarcer as the time passes.”
The event is free and open to the public.