The Crime and the Silence with Anna Bikont and Irena Grudzinska Gross

  • Starts: 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2015
  • Ends: 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Join us for a conversation with Polish-Jewish journalist Anna Bikont, author of The Crime and the Silence (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, September 2015), translator Alissa Valles, PhD student at the Editorial Institute, and Irena Grudzinska Gross, Resident Scholar and Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Princeton University.

The Crime and the Silence is an important work - part history, part memoir - about the debate in Poland about the Jedwabne massacre in 1941 and about the author's own struggle to raise her children as Jews in Poland in the last few decades. It is a terrifying but beautiful work, with social, political and cultural implications far beyond Poland. It was awarded the Prix du livre européen in 2011.

Free and open to the public. Reception and book-signing to follow.