INA LEVINE ANNUAL LECTURE WITH PROFESSOR ANTONY POLONSKY ON, "COMING TO TERMS WITH THE DARK PAST: CONFRONTING THE HOLOCAUST IN POLAND AND LITHUANIA"THE INA LEVINE INVITATIONAL SCHOLAR AWARD, endowed by the William S. and Ina Levine Foundation of Phoenix, Arizona, enables the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies to bring a distinguished scholar to the Museum each year to conduct innovative research on the Holocaust and to disseminate this work to the American public. The Ina Levine Invitational Scholar also leads seminars, gives lectures at universities in the United States, and serves as a resource for the Museum, educators, students, and the general public.
ANTONY POLONSKY, the 2008-2009 Ina Levine Invitational Scholar, is Albert Abramson Chair of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. Professor Polonsky is a specialist on the history and culture of the Jews of East Central Europe and the history of the Holocaust. Series Editor for more than two decades of the award-winning annual POLIN: Studies in Polish Jewry, Professor Polonsky is also the author or editor of numerous books, including Jews in Eastern Poland and the USSR, 1939-1946; The Jews in Poland; The History of Poland since 1863; and The Beginnings of Communist Rule in Poland, 1943-1945. Professor Polonsky also received the Rafael Scharf Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2006 and the 2008 Oskar Halecki Prize of the Polish American Historical Association for his edited volume entitled Polish-Jewish Relations in North America. . As the Ina Levine Invitational Scholar at the Museum, Professor Polonsky is writing a comprehensive account of the history of the Jews of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1350 to the present.
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