DAY 1 – NOVEMBER 18, 2019
NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

WORLD WAR II FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE

11:30 am

Registration of participants

12:15 pm

Opening of the conference by:
Prof. Marek Kornat, Chair of Program Committee
Dr. Marek Błażejak, Chair of Executive Committee
Richard Widerynski, former president of the Polish American Congress of Southern California, conference moderator

12:30 pm

Keynote speech by one of the leading Polish historians

World War II in Poland’s historical memory (to be confirmed)

1:00 pm

Stacey Fitzgerald
Persecution and Resistance of Polish Women: KL Ravensbrück

1:20 pm

Christoph Schwarz
Kidnapping and germanization of Polish children by Nazi Germany

1:40 pm

Prof. Kazimierz Braun
Polish theatre in the time of war (1939-1945) – Fight–Losses–Will to Survive

2:00 pm

Kenneth K. Koskodan 
No Greater Ally: The Untold Story of Poland’s Forces in World War II

2:20 pm

Marcin Makowski
World War II in computer games – viable educational tool or rewriting the past?

2:40 pm

Questions & Answers

3:00 pm

Lunch Break

TESTIMONIES OF WITNESSES OF HISTORY AND THEIR DESCENDANTS

3:30 pm

Tim Holden
Polish airmen in World War II

3:50 pm

Anu Radha
A Little Poland in India” – Rescue of Polish children and women during WWII by an Indian Maharaja

4:10 pm

Krystyna Zamorska, Ph.D.
The KL system in the German war economy: KL Stutthof, the”forgotten” camp

4:30 pm

Questions & Answers

5:00 pm

End of the 1st day of the conference

At 7 pm a joint dinner in one of the hotels close to the National Press Club (registration required, there is an extra fee of 75 USD for the participation)

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