Publications

Wola 1944. An Unpunished Crime and the Notion of Genocide

August 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Wola Massacre – a mass murder committed against the civilian population of Warsaw in the first days of the Warsaw Uprising. To this day, many circumstances of this crime remain unclear, and its perpetrators unpunished. Were the events in Wola inconsistent with the policies of the German...

Becoming a Queen in Early Modern Europe

Queens of Poland are conspicuously absent from the study of European queenship—an absence which, together with early modern Poland’s marginal place in the historiography, results in a picture of European royal culture that can only be lopsided and incomplete. Katarzyna Kosior cuts through persistent stereotypes of an East-West dichotomy and a culturally isolated early modern...

Totalitarian and 20th Century Studies

The structure and content of the volume references the fundamental research and historiographical problems with which the Witold Pilecki Center has been involved since its inception. These encompass the very specific nature of Polish society’s encounter with the two totalitarianisms – and in particular with German occupation policy – as well as the key challenges...