Reviews on books on history recently published in Poland.
20 August 2017
In Muslim Tatar Minorities in the Baltic Sea Region, edited by Ingvar Svanberg and David Westerlund, the contributors introduce the history and contemporary situation of these little known groups of people that for centuries have been part of the religious and ethnic mosaic of this region. The...
19 August 2017
The PEN America Digital Archive captures more than 50 years of cultural programming at the intersection of literature and freedom of expression advocacy.
The digital archive makes available long-inaccessible but valuable public and private programming featuring the world’s foremost...
15 August 2017
In March 1920 the Bolsheviks developed a plan for destroying Poland. They aimed to open an offensive with the Western Front forces of Mikhail Tukhachevsky advancing on the Minsk-Vilnius-Warsaw line.
To force the enemy into a decisive battle before they concentrated their forces, Józef...
11 August 2017
The Polish History Museum is a state-funded cultural institution that aims to make Polish history more accessible. The museum will open on 11 November 2018 – the centennial anniversary of Poland’s independence – but it does not have a building to house it yet.
Dorota Szkodzińska, the museum’s...
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...