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The POLIN Museum in Warsaw: A New Approach to the History of Jews in Poland
April 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Antony Polonsky is Chief Historian at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and studied history and political science at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 1970, he was appointed lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and later awarded the title of Professor. In 1992 he was appointed Visiting Professor of East European Jewish History at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA where, in 1993, he was granted the Walter Stern Hilborn Chair in Judaic and Social Studies and was Chair of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from 1995 to 1998. In 1999, he was appointed Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies, an appointment held jointly at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Brandeis University. He has held visiting professor appointments at the University of Warsaw, the Institute for the Human Sciences, Vienna and the University of Cape Town, among others.
Free parking available after 5 PM in the GEC garage and the nearby Nash Lot – Click here for directions.