Alina Bothe Lectures on the Polenaktion: Deportation, Refugee Life and Jewish Solidarity

Dr. Alina Bothe, recipient of the Max and Cecil (Steuer) Chesin/ JDC Archives Fellowship, gives her public lecture, which examines the unique mass expulsion of 17,000 Jews of Polish citizenship living in the German Reich to the Polish border in October 1938, the so-called “Polenaktion.”

Alina Bothe is a post-doctoral Saul Kagan Fellow in Advanced Shoah Studies, based at the Freie Universität Berlin. Her research in the JDC Archives focused on the Polenaktion.

The JDC Archives Fellowships allow scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. All fellows give a public presentation on their research; watch more of these JDC fellowship lectures here.