Publications

The Doctors of the Warsaw Ghetto

Based on years of archival research, The Doctors of the Warsaw Ghetto is the most detailed study ever undertaken into the fate of more than 800 Jewish doctors who devoted themselves, in many cases until the day they died, to the care of the sick and the dying in the Ghetto. The functioning of the...

Composing Myself and Other Texts: Collected Writings

Sir Andrzej Panufnik used to say that he communicated in music, not words. But his literary legacy is substantial, as this book demonstrates. Its major element is Composing Myself, the autobiography he wrote in 1985, long since a collector’s item and here republished in a fully annotated new edition. It provides a graphic account of...

The Secrets of Station 14

Briggens House, near Harlow in Essex, was one of the most important of the establishments requisitioned by the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during the Second World War. Its mission was to accomplish Winston Churchill’s directive to ‘set Europe ablaze’, and, initially, the house was used as a finishing school for the Cichociemni, elite Polish saboteurs,...

The Ładoś List

During the Second World War, an unofficial group of Polish diplomats from the Polish Legation in Bern, led by that country’s envoy to Switzerland Aleksander Ładoś, cooperated with representatives of Jewish organizations to rescue Europe’s Jews. From at least the beginning of 1941 until the end of 1943, the members illegally purchased and issued passports...

Communist Poland. A Jewish Woman's Experience

Communist Poland: A Jewish Woman’s Experience is the first-person account by Jewish journalist Sara Nomberg-Przytyk of surviving Auschwitz then rising to various leadership roles in the newly-formed postwar Polish Communist Party. Building a just and equitable Poland for the common Pole through communism was her dream. The reality was neither simple nor successful. Working for...

Phenomenon Of World War II: Story Of Polish Nuns Saving Jewish Children

German troops invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, triggering World War II. Destruction of the Jews was a unique phenomenon of World War II. As Elie Wiesel said: „while not all victims were Jews, all Jews were victims.” The Jews were totally helpless. They had no country of their own, no government, no representation, or...

Revolutionär und Staatsgründer. Jósef Pilsudski - Eine Biografie

Józef Piłsudski (1867-1935) is considered the founder of modern Poland, established in 1918 after more than 120 years of partitions, and one of the most important European statesmen of his time. Wolfgang Templin shows him as a person full of contradictions – from the leader of Polish socialists before World War I to autocratically ruler...

Imperial Russian Rule in the Kingdom of Poland, 1864-1915

After crushing the Polish Uprising in 1863–1864, Russia established a new system of administration and control. Imperial Russian Rule in the Kingdom of Poland, 1864–1915 investigates in detail the imperial bureaucracy’s highly variable relationship with Polish society over the next half century. It portrays the personnel and policies of Russian domination and describes the numerous...

Remember this. The Lesson of Jan Karski

A messenger of truth, Jan Karski risked his life to carry his harrowing reports of the Holocaust from war-torn Poland to the Allied nations and, ultimately, the Oval Office, only to be ignored and disbelieved. Despite the West’s unwillingness to act, Karski continued to tell others about the atrocities he saw, and, after a period...
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