Emeritus Professor of Holocaust Studies
Chief Historian, Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Antony Polonsky is Emeritus Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaaw. Until 1991, he was Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is chair of the editorial board of Polin:Studies in Polish Jewry, author of Politics in Independent Poland (1972), The Little Dictators (1975), The Great Powers and the Polish Question (1976) co-author of A History of Modern Poland (1980) and The Beginnings of Communist Rule in Poland (1981) and co-editor of Contemporary Jewish writing in Poland : an anthology (2001) and The neighbors respond : the controversy over the Jedwabne Massacre in Poland (2004). His most recent work is The Jews in Poland and Russia volume 1, 1350-1881; volume 2, 1881-1914 (Oxford, 2010); volume 3, 1914-2008 (Oxford, 2012). He has been awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland and the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of Independent Lithuania, the Kulczycki prize for the best work in 2011 in the field of Polish Studies and the Pro historia Polonorum prize in 2012 awarded by the Polish Historical Association and the Senate of the Republic of Poland for the best book written in a foreign language in the last five years on the history of Poland.
Politics in Independent Poland: The Crisis of Constitutional Government (Clarendon Press, 1972)
The Little Dictators: The History of Eastern Europe since 1918 (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1975) Japanese translation, Tokyo, 1993.
The Great Powers and the Polish Question, 1941-45 (London School of Economics, 1976
(with B. Drukier) The Beginnings of Communist Rule in Poland, December 1943-July 1945 (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980)
The Jews in Poland-Lithuania and Russia 1350 to the present day. 1350-1881 (3 volumes, Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2009).
The Jews in Poland-Lithuania and Russia: A Short History. (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2013)