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Polish History and Culture: World War II Effects on Poland

January 07, 2019 - December 07, 2018
10 am - Noon

World War II Effects On Poland

January 7  |  10-12 pm  |  MOLN 107

Dr. James Pula will speak on the effects of WWII on Poles with specific emphasis on Gdansk, Warsaw, and Krakow, three cities we will be visiting. He will discuss stages of immigration motivated by historical and cultural events in Europe that affected Poles directly.

James S. Pula is a Professor of History at Purdue University, Northwest specializing in immigration studies and nineteenth century U. S. history. He is the author or editor of over 20 books and more than 100 other works including the recent Immigration & Immigrant Communities (1790-2016) from Grey House Publishing (2017). He served as editor-in-chief of The Polish American Encyclopedia that the American Library Association selected as one of the best reference sources of the year. Awarded the Oskar Halecki Prize 3 times for his research publications, his other recognitions are the Mieczysław Haiman Award for scholarly achievement; the Distinguished Service Award from the American Council for Polish Culture; the Rudewicz Medal for scholarly research; the Tadeusz Kościuszko Medal from Polonica Technica; the Gambrinus Prize in History from the Milwaukee County Historical Society; and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.

Lorene Bakkila

Helen Rosenberg
Sociology Department
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