University of Ottawa – Adam Michnik – „Anti-Semites, Anti-Semitism and Their Enemies in Poland, 1936-2009”

The Faculty of Arts, the Department of History, the University of Ottawa
Holocaust Research Group and the Center for International Policy Studies are
happy to announce a public lecture by

Adam Michnik

„Anti-Semites, Anti-Semitism and Their Enemies in Poland, 1936-2009”

WHEN: October 17, 2012 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: University of Ottawa, Social Sciences Building, 120 University, room
FSS 4007

Adam Michnik, former dissident, historian and, writer, lecturer and one of
Poland’s leading journalists, is the editor-in-chief of the first
independent Polish daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, since its inception in
1989. A life-long activist for human rights, he was detained many times
between 1965 and 1986, spending a total of six years in prison for his
opposition to the communist regime. Michnik is the author of countless
essays, articles and books, including „Letters from Prison and Other
Essays”, „The Church and the Left”, and „Letters from Freedom: Post-Cold War
Realities and Perspectives”.  Michnik is the recipient of doctorates honoris
causa from The New School for Social Research in New York, from the
University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, and from Connecticut
College. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his advocacy of
democracy and press freedom, including the  Knight of the Legion of Honour
(2003) and the title of the European of the Year (1989)

Recently he edited a three volume collection „Against Anti-Semitism,
1936-2009”.

Information:

Professor Jan Grabowski

562-5800, ext. 1292

jgrabows@uOttawa.ca

One Response to “University of Ottawa – Adam Michnik – „Anti-Semites, Anti-Semitism and Their Enemies in Poland, 1936-2009””

  1. Piotr Jassem 23/10/2012 at 00:14

    Kochani,

    Adam Michnik wyglosil ten sam referat w Toronto na zaproszenie i dla Polish-Jewish Heritage Foundation of Canada. Niezwykle ciekawy i doglebny wyklad odnoszacy sie do trzytomowej kolekcji esejow pod jego redakcja pt. „Przeciw antysemityzmowi 1936-2009” w sposob wyjatkowo informatywny przypomnial dzieje antysemityzmu, szczegolnie w okresie powojennym, i reakcje srodowisk intelektualnych w Polsce na to zjawisko. Zjechaly tlumy z przewaga mieszkajacych tu polskich Zydow i niezydowskich Polakow. Reakcja byly owacje i liczne pytania przedluzajace arcyciekawa dyskusje w nieskonczonosc, Na angielski tlumaczyli profesorowie Piotr Wrobel i Rimma Volynska, czlonkowie zarzadu naszej fundacji.

    Trzy dni wczesniej doznalem wyjatkowego zaszczytu gdy Adam wypowiedzial sie w konsulacie na celebracji mojej dekady prezesowania w/w fundacji, zalozonej wczesniej miedzy innymi przez Henia Dasko (Daszkiewicza), ktorego tak wielu z Was znalo i rabina Dowa Marmura, ktory otworzyl te uroczystosc bardzo glebokimi ale i dowcipnymi komentarzami.

    Polecam te wyjatkowo ciekawa ksiazke i polecam zaproszenie Adama na podobny wyklad, gdziekolwiek mieszkacie.

    Piotr Jassem

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