18-19 NOVEMBER 2023

Maks Szczęśliwy was head of the Łódź ghetto Provisioning Department and one of the closest associates to Chaim Rumkowski’s, accused of “crimes against humanity.” In order to determine whether Szczęśliwy could be accepted as a member of the Jewish Community of Helsinki, a tribunal was established under rabbinical authority and ultimately the case was taken to the Rabbinic High Court of Israel.


Session holder

Simo Muir is currently a senior lecturer in Yiddish at Lund University and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College in London. His interest focuses on Yiddish cultural reactions to the Holocaust and post-war memory politics in Finland and Sweden.


Foto: Rimma Lillemägi

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