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Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32Jews and Music-Making in the Polish Lands$
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François Guesnet, Benjamin Matis, and Antony Polonsky

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781906764739

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781906764739.001.0001

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Jerzy Jedlicki

Jerzy Jedlicki

14 June 1930‒31 January 2018

(p.503) Jerzy Jedlicki
Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 32

Antony Polonsky

Liverpool University Press

This chapter dedicates an obituary to Jerzy Jedlicki. It discloses Jerzy as a leading Polish social historian, who died at the end of January 2018 at the age of 88. It also mentions Jerzy's active involvement in the Pen Club after he the negotiated the end of communism in 1989. The chapter highlights events that led Jerzy to be one of the founders of Open Republic: The Association for Combating Antisemitism and Xenophobia and become chair of its Programming Council. It details how Jerzy received the Commander's Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland in 2011 and Polish Nobel Prize in 2015.

Keywords:   obituary, Jerzy Jedlicki, Polish social historian, Pen Club, communism

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