Reviews on books on history recently published in Poland.
31 July 2017
This volume presents a series of chapters about the Great War and memory in Central and South-Eastern Europe which will widen the insufficient and spotty representations of the Great War in that region.
The contributors deliver an important addition to present-day scholarship on the more or...
21 July 2017
New book by Timothy Snyder about tyranny has become #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
An historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America’s turn towards authoritarianism.
The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that...
19 June 2017
A map of locations mentioned in testimonies, historical background of specific events, photographs of victims and witnesses of totalitarian crimes – these are but a few new functionalities available at ChroniclesofTerror.pl, one of the biggest collections of civilian testimonies from occupied...
New publications by the State Museum at Majdanek include Dariusz Libionka's monograph on Operation Reinhard
29 June 2017
Professor Libionka's book-length study, Zagłada Żydów w Generalnym Gubernatorstwie, has been published by the State Museum at Majdanek. Available in English are Robert Kuwałek's study, Death Camp in Bełżec (2016), and the detailed exhibition catalog Districts of Extermination: Ghettos for Jews in...
21 June 2017
The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was a nation of equal ethnic and religious identities, a characteristics frequently applied to the First Republic before partitions.
In talking and writing on this topic, religious tolerance is emphasized as a phenomenon of the Europe of the 16th and 17th...
03 June 2017
Poland's Security Policy. The West, Russia, and the Changing International Order examines how the changing post-Cold War order affected Poland's security policy and particularly how the West's weakening position and Russia's revisionist policy reinforced the traditional view of security in...
29 May 2017
The headquarters of the Museum of Warsaw in the Old Town Market Square was re-open to the public, with its new core exhibition "The Things of Warsaw". The grand opening took place on 26-28 May 2017.
The core exhibition"Things of Warsaw" consists of three...
28 May 2017
At age 89, Zbigniew Brzeziński has died, one of the most influential political thinkers and strategists of US foreign policy, the former national security adviser in the administration of President Jimmy Carter. Brzeziński used to say he’s an American whose heart remained in Poland.