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The history of Jewish prisoners of war (POWs) from western armies in German captivity during the Second World War is strikingly unexpected and little known. While their civilian and Soviet counterparts were starved, worked to death, and murdered, Jewish POWs were, in most cases, not discriminated against and were treated according to the 1929 Geneva Convention.

In this seminar, Yorai Linenberg explores the lives of Jewish POWs throughout their time in Nazi captivity, and attempts to provide an explanation for this phenomenon – held by a regime obsessed with the implementation of the Final Solution to the Jewish Question, how was it possible for these tens of thousands of POWs to become the most protected Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe?

All welcome- this seminar is free to attend but advance registration is required.