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Polish Historian Jan Gross

Jan Gross studies modern Europe, focusing on comparative politics, totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, Soviet and East European politics, and the Holocaust.

Jan Gross is the Norman B. Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society in the Department of History at Princeton University. A native of Poland, he studies modern Europe, focusing on comparative politics, totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, Soviet and East European politics, and the Holocaust. His books include Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz, Revolution from Abroad, and the controversial Neighbors, which reconstructs the events that took place in July 1941 in the small Polish town of Jedwabne, where virtually every one of the town’s 1,600 Jewish residents was killed in a single day. He co-edited The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath, and War Through Children’s Eyes.

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