Refugees and citizens in East-Central Europe in the 20th century

Lidia Zessin-Jurek: “Refugeedom as a Manifestation of Freedom and Resistance”

While emigration of the bulk of German-speaking Jews merged into the paradigmatic of the refugee phenomenon, wartime refugeedom of Polish Jews is perceived as a delayed and marginal attempt to save one’s life. The possible reasons for these interpretative differences are analysed in the article by the Unlikely Refuge? member Lidia Zessin-Jurek.

Her text is available online in Polish

Lidia Zessin-Jurek, “Uchodźstwo jako manifestacja wolności i oporu na przykładzie relacji polskich Żydów o jesieni 1939 roku,” in: Pola Wolności, ed. Alicja Bartuś, Oświęcim-Poznań: Wydawnictwo WSB, 2020, pp. 39-58.