This Summer II Dialogue is an experiment in “living history,” an effort to explore 20th-century history through the lens of the East European experience. We will visit four cities: Prague, Krakow, Warsaw, and Gdansk. We will examine the history of the Second World War in Eastern Europe with a focus on the Czech Republic and Poland. We will cover materials from the German invasion in September 1939, the Polish and Czech national resistance, the Holocaust, the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich and its aftermath, the Warsaw Uprising(s), the Soviet occupation of Poland and Czechoslovakia from autumn 1944, covert operations during the Cold War, and the Solidarity Movement that brought Polish independence in the 1980s.
Learn more about this exciting program here.