CONSULATE GENERAL
OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
IN LOS ANGELES

KONSULAT GENERALNY
RZECZPOSPOLITEJ POLSKIEJ
W LOS ANGELES



The Consulate General of The Republic of Poland in Los Angeles
and The LMU Jewish Studies Program

kindly invite you to:

The 40th Anniversary
of the March 1968 events in Poland


Saturday, March 8, 2008, 7-9 PM

Loyola Marymount University

University Hall, Ahmanson Auditorium (off main lobby on ground floor).
Ample parking available in underground parking P1 under University Hall.
Please enter campus from Lincoln Boulevard at LMU Drive.


Film screening of:

Dworzec Gdanski (Gdanski Railway Station) with the interviews by Teresa Toranska,
Followed by a panel comprised of participants and witnesses to the 1968 events:

Feliks Cieszynski, Jozef Sobelman, Bohdan W.Oppenheim

and
Professor Holli Levitsky , Director of Jewish Studies at LMU,
Hon. Paulina Kapuscinska , Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles

Please come early as seating is limited.
RVSP by March 5th: (310) 442 8500 ext 109

Maps available at http://www.lmu.edu/resources/campus_maps.htm


40 years ago, on March 8, 1968 a large student riot took place at the Warsaw University, and within days was followed by riots and strikes at many other Polish Universities. The catalyst was the removal of the revered Polish play Dziady (The Ghosts) from the Warsaw Teatr Narodowy by the Communist authorities. The play was interpreted by the audience as a call to arms against Soviet domination. Using brutal force, the Communist police quashed the rebellion, imprisoning many students. This was followed by a virulent anti-Jewish campaign instigated by the Communist government.

For more information, please contact Dr. Holli Levitsky by phone at 310-338-7664, or by email at hlevitsk@lmu.edu.