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Voices from Poland


Senior Fellows Daniel Jezierski and David Liebers undertook a research project on the tapestry of minority groups that survived the historical trauma of the Second World War, and then Stalinism and continue to live in their own communities in Poland.

They visited the Tatars in Kruszyniany, the Lemko communities along the Slovak border, Lithuanians in Punsk, Czechs, Ukrainians, Russians and others who trace back their ancestry in these places many generations. Later, they published their stories as “Voices from Poland.” Their Polish friends were amazed to learn that there are towns in Poland where the Lemko language is used on road signs, and that there are 300 year old Mosques near Bialystok.

Read more about Daniel and David’s discoveries (in Polish and English) here.