The book commemorates the 40th anniversary of the death of one of Poland's greatest historians who during and after World War II found haven in the United States and tragically found it impossible to return to a Poland transformed into a Polish Peoples Republic. It contains moving inspirational eulogies delivered at a Memorial Service held on October 20, 1973 in New York City giving vivid testimony to the greatness and humanity of Oskar Halecki, Professor Emeritus of Fordham University at the time of his death. The tributes paid by prominent American, Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainians historians and notables were never published until now.In addition the book includes recent reflections by his former Fordham students, Dr. Thaddeus V. Gromada and Dr. Taras Hunczak as well as an addendum with pertinent documents, letters, photos and signatures in the Halecki Memorial Guest Book.
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Thaddeus V. Gromada received his M.A. and Ph.D. in East Central European History at Fordham University under the mentorship of Professor Oskar Halecki. He is Professor Emeritus of European History at New Jersey City University. He served as Executive Director of the Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America (PIASA) and its President from 2008 to 2011. In 1991 he edited Oskar Halecki's posthumous monograph, Jadwiga of Anjou and the Rise of East Central Europe which in 1993 he presented to Pope John Paul II before he canonized Queen Jadwiga.
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Book Description Tatra Eagle Press, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 80 pages. 8.19x5.12x0.31 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 098491871X