Project Summary

Dariusz Stola is a historian and professor at the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. He has published ten books and more than a hundred articles on the history of Polish-Jewish relations, the communist regime in Poland and on international migrations in the 20th century, including:
  • Nadzieja i zagłada (1995);
  • Kampania antysyjonistyczna w Polsce 1967-1968 (2000);
  • Kraj bez wyjścia? Migracje z Polski 1948-1989 (2010);
  • Patterns of Migration in Central Europe (2001, with C. Wallace);
  • PRL: trwanie i zmiana (2003, with M. Zaremba);
  • PZPR jako machina władzy (2012, with K. Persak), and three history textbooks for secondary schools.
His books have received several awards. Professor Stola has lectured in history and served on advisory boards of several Polish and international institutions and journals. For his contribution to research on Poland’s history, he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. Since 2014 he has been the director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, a widely acclaimed institution, which has won leading European museum awards and attracts half a million visitors annually.