I am proud to introduce as a new member to the group Professor Piotr Wróbel
from University of Toronto. Please see his brief bio below.
The addition of academic experts to our group greatly strengthens our
ability to pursue our goals of "Research, Remembrance and Recognition" of
the deportation and forced labour of Poles to the USSR. Now if only we can
get some of their Polish colleagues on board as well...!
Professor Piotr Wróbel holds the Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish Studies
at the University of Toronto. Prior to his appointment in 1994, he taught
at the University of Warsaw, at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor,
Michigan State University at East Lansing and at the University of
California at Davis. He graduated from the University of Warsaw in 1977 and
he obtained his Ph. D. there in 1984. He has been a visiting scholar at the
Institute of European History in Mainz, at Humboldt University in Berlin, at
the Institute of Polish-Jewish Studies at Oxford, and at the United States
Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. During 1987-1991, he was a
research fellow at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw and, during
1987-1988, he served as research director of a clandestine Eastern Archive,
which collected materials on the Polish people deported to the Soviet Union
after 1939. He authored or co-authored about 50 scholarly articles and nine
books, including The Historical Dictionary of Poland, 1945-1996 published by
the Greenwood Press in 1998. He serves on the Advisory Board of Polin: A
Journal of Polish-Jewish Studies, on the Board of Directors of the
Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada and on the Governing Council of
the American Association for Polish-Jewish Studies.