Letter of Concern to Polish Government Regarding Treatment of Historian Jan Gross

American Historical Association | Nov 14, 2016

AHA president Pat Manning sent a letter to Polish President Andrzej Duda expressing concern over the government’s treatment and potential prosecution of Jan T. Gross, professor of history at Princeton University. The celebrated historian of the holocaust is facing a libel investigation from Polish authorities for publishing historical accounts of Poles killing Jews during World War II. The potential actions, according to Manning, represent “a serious threat to academic freedom, freedom of speech, and impartial historical scholarship” in Poland.

Read the letter below:

Letter of Concern to Polish Government Regarding Treatment of Historian Jan Gross

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