Jan Grabowski

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Jan Grabowski
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses. and Library committee supervisor, Full Professor, Department of History
1994 ― PhD, Université de Montréal
1986 ― MA, History, Warsaw University, Poland

55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 9117
Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext. 1292
Email: jgrabows@uOttawa.ca

Jan Grabowski

Biography

University degrees

1994 ― PhD, Université de Montréal
1986 ― MA, History, Warsaw University, Poland

Ongoing research

The extermination of the Jewish population in Poland; The Shoah: bystanders and victims.

Selected publications

Books authored

Hunt for the Jews. Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland. , Indiana University Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis, 2013, 303 p. [English-language version of: Judenjagd. Polowanie na Żydów, 1942-1945. Studium Dziejów Pewnego Powiatu], Polish Center for Holocaust Research, Warsaw 2011. 282 p.

Criminalizing the Jews in Occupied Warsaw, 1939-1942. [Żydowskich przestępców należy karać śmiercią!” Przestępczość“ Żydów w okupowanej Warszawie 1939–1942], ), IFiS PAN (Institute of Sociology and Philosophy, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, 2010 , 211 p. [with Barbara Engelking].

Rescue for Money: ‘Paid Helpers’ in Poland, 1939-1945, Search and Research Series, Yad Vashem - The International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, 2008.

« ’Je le connais, c’est un Juif!’ Varsovie 1939-1943. Le chantage contre les Juifs », éditions Calmann-Lévy, Paris, 2008. 176 p. (translation of:Szantazowanie Zydów w Warszawiee, 1939-1943 (Blackmailing the Jews in Warsaw, 1939-1943), IFiS PAN (Institute of Sociology and Philosophy, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, 2004, 137p. (Parts translated into Hebrew as: Facing Memory: The Polish Account, Hakkibutz Hameuchad Publishing House, 2007)

Historia Kanady (A History of Canada), Proszynski Publishing House, Warsaw, 2001, 320 p.

Books (edited & co-edited)

Klucze i Kasa. Losy mienia żydowskiego w okupowanej Polsce, 1939-1945.  [Keys & Cash. The Fate of Jewish Property in Occupied Poland, 1939-1945] Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badan nad Zagładą, Warsaw, 2014 (forthcoming in September 2014), co-edited with Dariusz Libionka.

Aaron Elster, Ocalony z Zaglady. Wspomnienia chłopca z Sokołowa Podlaskiego [Saved From the Holocaust. Recollections of a  Boy from Sokolow Podlaski], Warsaw, [Stowarzyszenie Centrum Badan nad Zaglada], 2014, 139 p. [co-edited with Barbara Engelking]

The Contour of a Landscape. Rural Poland and the Extermination of the Jews, 1942-1945 [Zarys Krajobrazu. Wieś polska wobec Zagady, 1942-1945],  Warsaw, 2011,  532 p. [together with Barbara Engelking].

Jews in Warsaw, 1939-1943. Documents of the Warsaw Jewish Council, Jewish Historical Institute and Deutsches Historisches Institut Warschau, Warsaw, 2012, 1811 p. (co-edited with Jozef Kazimierski).

The Diaries of Franciszek Wyszynski, 1941-1944, [Dzienniki Franciszka Wyszyńskiego, 1941-1944], Mowia Wieki Publishing House, Warsaw, August 2007, 550 p. (together with Zbigniew R. Grabowski)

Holocaust. Studies and Materials. Polish Center for Holocaust Research, Warsaw 2008, 398 p. (co-editor).

Holocaust. Studies and Materials. Polish Center for Holocaust Research, Warsaw 2010, 354 p. (co-editor).

Germans in Krakow. September 1939- January 1945. The Diary of Teodor Kubalski [Niemcy w Krakowie, dziennik Teodora Kubalskiego], Austeria, Krakow, 2010. [Austeria publishing House, Austeria, Krakow, [forthcoming in March 2010 - together with Zbigniew R. Grabowski]

Chapters and articles

“La dénonciation des Juifs en Pologne pendant la Deuxième Guerre mondiale”,  Archives juives. Revue d’histoire des Juifs de France, 46(1), 2013, p. 77-90.

“Rural Society and the Jews in Hiding: Elders, Night Watches, Firefighters, Hostages and Manhunts”, Yad Vashem Studies, 40 (1), 2012, p. 49-74.

“La “chasse aux Juifs” dans la société rurale en Pologne : 1942-1945”, dans:  Pour une microhistoire de la Shoah, Le genre humain, Seuil, Paris, 2012, sous la direction de Claire Zalc, Tal Bruttman et Nicolas Mariot.

“’I have only fulfilled my duties as a soldier of the Home Army.’ Miechow AK and the killings of Jews in Redziny-Borek. A Case Study.”, in:  Jan T. Gross (ed.), The Holocaust in Occupied Poland: New Findings and New Interpretations, Lang, Frankfurt, 2012, p.  115-131.

"German Anti-Jewish Propaganda in the Generalgouvernement, 1939–1945: Inciting Hate through Posters, Films, and Exhibitions", Holocaust and Genocide Studies 23, no. 3 (Winter 2009): 381–412  

[Prostitution in Occupied Warsaw and in the District, 1939-1945] „Prostytucja w okupowanej Warszawie i w Dystrykcie (1939-1945), in:  Jolanta Zyndul (ed.), Parlamentaryzm, Konserwatyzm, Nacjonalizm,  Warszawa, 2010, p. 271-289.

"Beyond the Realm of Misunderstanding – Writing About Canada Differently" [Poza progiem niezrozumienia – o Kanadzie inaczej],Przeglad Historyczny,  v. 100 (1), 2009, 113-124.

"A Country Built on Self-Doubt" ?, in: De la fondation de Québec au Canada d’aujourd’hui (1608-2008) : Rétrospectives, parcours et défis, Krzysztof Jarosz (éd). Katowice, 2009,  p. 15-27.

“Die anti-jüdische Politik in Regierungsbezirk Zichenau”, [„Anti-Jewish policies in Regierungsbezirk Zichenau”] in: Der Judenmord in den eingegliederten polnischen Gebieten 1939–1945, ed. Jochen Böhler, Jacek Mlynarczyk, p. 99-117, Fibre, Osnabruck, 2010.  Published in Polish as: ", Polityka antyzydowska na terenie Rejencji Ciechanowskiej, in:  Zaglada Zydow na Polskich Terenach Wcielonych do Rzeszy,  IPN, Warsaw, 2008,  p. 59-69

Le chantage et la dénonciation des Juifs à Varsovie, 1939-1943, in:Juifs et Polonais, 1939-2008, Jean-Charles Szurek et Annette Wieviorka, (eds), Albin Michel, Paris, 2008,  p. 17-33.  

"Ratowanie Zydow za pieniadze – Przemysl pomocy",  (The "Help Industry" –  Saving the Jews for Money) Zagłada Żydów, (4), 2008, 81-110.

"Rewriting the History of Polish-Jewish Relations from a Nationalist Perspective: The Recent Publications of the Institute of National Remembrance", Yad Vashem Studies, 2008, v. 36 (1), p. 253-270.

Jewish Defendants in German and Polish Courts in the Warsaw District.Yad Vashem Studies, v. 35 (1), p. 49-81, (2007).

"Żydzi przed obliczem niemieckich i polskich sądów w Dystrykcie Warszawskim Generalnej Guberni, 1939-1942", Prowincja Noc, p. 75-119,  IfiS, Warsaw, Polish Academy of Sciences, 2007.

"Hail to the Chief" - The Changing Structure of Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada", in: Place and Memory in Canada: Global Perspectives,Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Central European Canadianists; Kraków, Poland. Cracow, 2005, p. 135-145

"Polscy zarządcy powierniczy majątku żydowskiego - zarys problematyki" (Polish managers of  Jewish Property Seized by the Nazis),  in:Zaglada Zydow vol 1 (1), December 2005, p. 253-260.

Warszawscy Zydzi wydaleni ze Szwajcarii do Generalnego Gubernatorstwa. Studium przypadku", (Warsaw Jews Expelled from Switzerland to the Generalgouvernement. A Case Study, in: Zaglada Zydów - vol 1 (1), December 2005, p. 261-269. Published in English inHolocaust Studies and Materials, Polish Center for Holocaust Research, 2008, p. 355-364.A

"Holocaust in Northern Mazovia (Poland) in the Light of the Archives of Ciechanów Gestapo",  Holocaust and Genocide Studies 18 (3), 460-477, Winter 2004.

"Germans in the Eyes of the Gestapo, Ciechanów District, 1939-1945",Contemporary European History, 13(1), 2004, 21- 43. Co-authored with Zbigniew R. Grabowski

"Szmalcownicy warszawscy, 1939-1942" (Blackmailing the Jews in Warsaw, 1939-1942), Zeszyty Historyczne, Paris-Warsaw, 2003, (No. 143) p. 85-117.

« L'historiographie des Amérindiens au Canada: quelques données et commentaires portant sur les directions de la recherche et sur les travaux en cours. » Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française, Vol. 53 (4), printemps 2000, p. 552-560

« Les Trifluviens et les Amérindiens en 1665-1667 », Recherches Amérindiennes au Québec, vol. 27 (1), 1998, p. 105-121 (R)

"French Justice and Indians in Montréal, 1670-1760"  Ethnohistory, 1996. 43(3), p. 405-429 [R]

« Les nouvelles relations germano-polonaises (1989-1994) », Revue d'Allemagne et des Pays de Langue allemande, vol. 27(3), July-September 1995, p. 333-342. (with Paul Létourneau) [R]

« Les Amérindiens domiciliés et la 'contrebande' des fourrures en Nouvelle France », Recherches amérindiennes au Québec, vol. 24, no 3, 1994, p. 45-52. [R]

« Les populations amérindiennes de la vallée laurentienne, 1608-1765 », Annales de la demographie historique, France (1993), p. 51-65, (avec la collaboration  de John A. Dickinson). [R]

"Crime and Punishment: French Justice and Native Americans in New France, 1660-1760". European Review of Native American Studies [ERNAS], vol. 7, no 1, 1993 p. 15-20. [R]

« L'Historiographie canadienne des nations autochtones »,  Bulletin international des sciences historiques / International Committee of Historical Sciences, vol.19, (1993), p. 120-125,  Paris-Lausanne. [R]

"The Common Ground in Montréal: Natives and French 1700-1730", Proceedings of the French Colonial Historical Society, vol. 18, 1993, p. 59-73. [R]

« Les rapports infrajudiciaires entre les Français et les Amérindiens en Nouvelle-France », dans: Les Français à la découverte des premières nations en Nouvelle-France, 1534-1701, actes de colloque de Langres, 24-25 mai 2002, p. 141-147, Langres, 2004

« André Loup. Le premier colon polonais en Nouvelle-France »,  Actes du Colloque de l'Institut polonais des Arts et des Sciences au Canada, Ottawa, 1995, p.196-206 (R) Translated into Polish: AAndrzej Wilk, pierwszy polski osadnik w Kanadzie",  Przegląd Polonijny, XXVII, 2001 (2), p. 83-90.  Reprinted in The Bulletin of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada, 2002, vol. 19, p.26-32. Reprinted for the second time in monthly 30 dni, December 2002.

"Montréal Iroquois Engagés in Western Fur Trade, 1800-1821", in:From Rupert's Land to Canada. Essays in Honour of John F. Foster; Theodore Binnema, Gerhardt J. Ens, R.C. Macleod (editors) Alberta University Press, 2001, p. 23-58 [co-authored with Nicole St-Onge],

"Polish Immigrants in the Ottawa Valley in the beginning of the 20th century", Construire une capitale - Ottawa- Building a Capital (eds. J. Keshen and N. St-Onge), University of Ottawa Press, 2001, p. 251-262.

Invited Contributions:

Strzegowo ghetto, The Encyclopedia of Ghettos, United States Holocaust  Memorial Museum, Washington DC.

"Case Studies: Fleeing From Warthegau to Südostpreussen", in: B'nai Gombin, Issue 14, June 2003, p. 10-15.

« Les études canadiennes en Pologne », dans: Canadian Historical Association Bulletin, Vol 29.2, 2003, p. 36-37.

"Kłopoty z Historią Kanady" (Problems with Canadian History), in:Obraz Kanady w Polsce (Image of Canada in Poland), Miroslawa Buchholtz, editor., Torun-Warsaw, 2003, p. 66-73.

Other publications (1998-2008):

"Zdrada, agresja i obojetny tlum" (Treason, aggression and the indifferent crowd" – interview in Newsweek (Polish edition), May 18, 2008, p. 94-96.

"Pomoc Ograniczona" (Limited Help), Gazeta Wyborcza, November 10-12, 2006.

"Betsiamites Innu:  Territory, Identity and Change. A Historical Perspective", Historical Report prepared for: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Litigation Management and Resolution Branch, Ottawa, November 2005, 110 p.

"Szmalcownicy" (Blackmailing the Jews), in weekly "Wprost", April 2005.

"Irokezi i Inni. Kolicje i wojny indiańskie w kolonialnej Ameryce XVII-XVIII wieku" (The Iroquois and the Others. Coalitions and Indian wars in colonial America, 17th-18th c.), Mówią Wieki No. 7/98, September 1998, p. 16-24.  

"Czas hańby. Deportacje i próby zagłady Indian Ameryki Północnej w XIX wieku". (The Time of Shame: Deportation and Annihilation of North American Indians in the XIX c.), Mówią Wieki, No. 8/98, October 1998, p. 18-22.

Reviews

The Canadian Historical Review
Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française
Recherches Sociographiques
Recherches amérindiennes au Québec
Labour/Travail
Zaglada Zydow

Awards and achievements

2014 - Professor of the Year, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa

2011 – Baron Friedrich Carl von Oppenheim Chair for the Study of Racism, Antisemitism, and the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel.

2005 – Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung senior research scholar award, Yad Vashem Institute, Jerusalem, Israel

1994-95 – University Research Award, University of Ottawa

Fields of Interest

  • Holocaust
  • Amerindians in Canada
  • New France