"Life Adapts to the Situation": Survival Strategies of Polish Society, 1939-45

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Monday, September 9th, 2019

Monday, September 9, 20192:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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During the German occupation, to a large part of the Polish people, everyday struggle for existence was more challenging than participation in resistance and armed conflict. The lecture will analyze and categorize strategies of survival that, according to contemporary definitions, form systems of values, which identify existing threats and provide survival mechanisms. The scope of the lecture will be limited to the Polish intelligentsia mostly in the German-occupied General Government, with limited focus on the Polish areas incorporated directly into the Reich.


Jerzy Kochanowski
Professor, University of Warsaw

Piotr Wrobel
Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish Studies, University of Toronto

Main Sponsor

Joint Initiative in German and European Studies


Konstanty Reynert Chair in Polish Studies

Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

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