Professor speaks Sept. 6 at White Hall

MORGANTOWN — The 2018 Pi Lambda Phi Jewish Studies Lecture will be offered at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 in the large lecture hall of White Hall (Room G09) by professor Dariusz Stola, director of the Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, since its grand opening in 2014.

In 2016, the Polin museum was recognized as European Museum of the Year. The title of Stola’s talk is “Polin: A Museum of Jewish Life at a Site of the Holocaust,” a reference to the museum’s location within the boundaries of the former Warsaw ghetto.

Stola is a historian and writer who holds the rank of professor of history at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Stola’s publications include major works on human migrations in the 20th century, the Holocaust as well as Polish-Jewish relations, and the history of the communist regime in postwar Poland.

The annual lecture is supported from an endowment established by WVU alumni of the former Jewish fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi, as well as the Office of the Provost.

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