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Antisemitism in Postwar Polish-Jewish Relations

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Bozena Szaynok is Historian and Lecturer in History at Wroclaw University specializing in the modern history of Poland and international relations. She is the recipient of grants from the Batory Foundation, Polish Research Foundation, Yoram Schnitzer Foundation (Tel Aviv University) and Kosciuszko Foundation. She is a visiting professor at the University of Illinois - Chicago.  Dr. Szaynok is the author of a book on the Kielce pogrom of 1946, "Pogrom Zydow w Kielcach", and another on the Jewish population of Lower Silesia in the immediate postwar period, "Ludnosc zydowska na Dolnym Slasku." In addition to her articles on the history of the Jews in Poland after the Second World War, Szaynok has also published articles on Polish-Israeli relations in the period 1948-1967.

The essay is an excerpt from Antisemitism and Its Opponents in Modern Poland, edited by Robert Blobaum. Copyright 2005 by Cornell University.  Used by permission of the publisher, Cornell University Press.

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