Dr. Tomasz Sommer is a Non-Resident Research Professor with the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies. Read more

Pundits and Scholars on Jedwabne

A fragment of the introduction to the upcoming book Jedwabne, Historia Prawdziwa, by Tomasz Sommer, Marek Jan Chodakiewicz and Ewa Stankiewicz On July 10, 1941, outside Germans carried out a massacre of local Jewish population. The crime took place in stages, and no one except the Germans knew that the process would culminate in a…

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Exhumation in Judaism: Theory and Practice

A chapter of the introduction to the upcoming bookJedwabne, Historia Prawdziwa, by Tomasz Sommer, Marek Jan Chodakiewicz and Ewa Stankiewicz To exhume the victims constitutes one of the most important, cardinal keys for determining who perpetrated the mass murder in Jedwabne. No full exhumation has taken place, however. Only a preliminary one did; it was…

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Average Joe: The Return of Stalin Apologists

For more than twenty years now, many thinkers in Russia have been free to reject Communism openly and borrow without fear or hesitancy from the latest Western intellectual fashions. This includes the West’s penchant for moral relativism, which has been embraced with particular enthusiasm by Stalin apologists, who have, in the manner of Holocaust deniers,…

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