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Discovering historic Warsaw: The city that rose like a phoenix from the flames

Looks can sometimes be deceiving, as a visit to Warsaw proves. The squares and alleys of the bustling old town may look historic, but the majority of the buildings appreciated by visitors are actually fairly modern. 1,613 more words


"7-3 to the Russians": Exploring Poland’s wartime legacy.

I have written, a few times now, about my love of those places to which you can pin a distinct and vivid moment from the past. 2,959 more words

2016 Fall Books to Read


All is not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. 5,523 more words


The Zoo that saved Jews-The story of Jan and Antonina Żabiński.

It’s at times of great inhumanity that you can find the greatest examples of humanity, if you look closely enough.

Jan Żabiński (8 April 1897 – 26 July 1974, Warsaw) and Antonina Żabińska  (1908–1971) were a married couple from Warsaw,recognized by the State of Israel as the Polish Righteous Among the Nations for their heroic rescue of Jews during the Holocaust in occupied Poland. 820 more words


A Film Unfinished

For the Research Forum this week, our students watched “A Film Unfinished” (directed by Yael Hersonski) and spoke with the director, Itay Ken-Tor afterward. 560 more words

Guest Lecturers

The Kommandant's Girl

The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff

Weirdly engaging woman-in-the-resistance story, but silly coincidences and hot-for-hitler romance.

The copy given me by a friend did not have this version of the cover. 16 more words