EVENT: Józef Piłsudski, Founding Father of Modern Poland (March 29)

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Online Book presentation . Joshua Zimmerman’s authoritative biography examines a Polish national hero in the thick of a changing Europe, and the legacy that still divides supporters and detractors. The Poland that Pilsudski envisioned was modern, democratic, and pluralistic. Domestically, he championed equality for Jews. Internationally, he positioned Poland as a bulwark against Bolshevism

With author Joshua Zimmerman, Professor Antony Polonsky (respondent) and Professor François Guesnet (chair).

Joshua Zimmerman is an associate professor of history, Eli and Diana Zborowski Professorial Chair in Holocaust Studies and East European Jewish History at Yeshiva University. He received his PhD in comparative history from Brandeis University. His interests include East European Jewish history, modern Europe and Russia/Eastern Europe, and nationalism.

He was Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance Research Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC in 2011-2012. He has been a Skirball Vising Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and a Fulbright Scholar at Warsaw University.

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