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

Lidia Zessin-Jurek: A History that Connects and Divides: Ukrainian Refugees and Poland in the Face of Russia’s War

Amidst Russia’s war against Ukraine and against the backdrop of an often contentious and politicized shared history, Poland has demonstrated extraordinary solidarity with Ukraine, welcoming and helping thousands of refugees.

Lidia Zessin-Jurek’s article discusses how various Polish memory frames have affected public attitudes towards the Ukrainian refugees and how in turn, the war and the refugees have impacted on collective remembrance in Poland.

You can access the full version at the Cultures of History Forum.