Led by: Dr. Edyta Gawron
About the book (excerpt from a review by Dr. Krzysztof Persak):
“(…) the total and complete image of post-war violence towards Jews did not exist. It wasn’t even known how many Jews were killed in Poland after the war: various authors estimated numbers from a few hundred to two thousand victims. In this context, the work of Prof. Kwiek – even though there were many valuable publications in recent years – is yet another milestone.
The author not only deals with the subject of anti-Jewish violence as a whole, but also decided to do something that ought to have been done long ago: to catalogue all cases of agression towards Jews in the first years after the war. This work is, therefore, fundamental, and can be analogically compared to basic research in science. It is not necessary to add that the conducted research (mainly in archives) was an enormous project that took a lot of work and time, and probably will not be repeated in such a scale”.
Julian Kwiek – b. 1954, historian, graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In 1999, he defended his PhD in human sciences. In 2009, he received his degree from Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Professor Kwiek is also the published author of 12 books and several dozen scientific articles. In his work, Prof. Kwiek focuses on the contemporary history of Poland. His research concentrates on such issues as Polish national minorities (Jews, Lemkos, Slovaks), and the “Polish months”: October 1956, the events of March 1968, December 1970, and the Solidarity movement.
Partner: Nieoczywiste Publishing House
This is an accompanying event to the exhibition “Sweet Home Sweet: A Story of Survival, Memory, and Returns”.