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Sign up for a New SJPII Mini-Course: ‘Between The Hammer and The Anvil: Polish Resistance to Tyranny in WWII’

The St. John Paul II Institute at the University of St. Thomas-Houston will offer a 100% online mini-course, “Between The Hammer and The Anvil: Polish Resistance to Tyranny in WWII.” Join this mini-course on the steadfast and fearless Polish resistance in WWII from 6:30-8:30 p.m. CST on Mondays and Wednesdays, from November 27 – December 20, for $100. Register on Eventbrite here.

Between 1939 and 1945, the two most ruthless totalitarian states in the world, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, sought to destroy Poland and its people.

This course explores how an impoverished and divided country resisted these two powers. Poland’s place in the history of World War II and the Holocaust – and the continuing relevance of these tragedies – is explained in the context of European and world history.

Dr. John Radzilowski, director of the Polish Institute of Culture and Research at Orchard Lake, Michigan, and a professor of History at the University of Alaska, will teach this course. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Polish and American history, with a special emphasis on immigration from Poland and east-central Europe to the USA.

His research and teaching interests are wide-ranging and diverse: immigration and ethnicity, military history, war and genocide, the impact of technology on the history and geography of the Great Plains and Midwest, local and regional studies, and the history of Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and central and eastern Europe.