(Credit: W. Kompała courtesy of Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland)
Poland Past and Present
March 1968 and the Contest of Memories

Half a century ago, Poland was rocked by student protests and anti-Semitic purges that it has never fully grappled with—and which still divide the country to this day.

Published on: March 30, 2018
Piotr Osęka is an Associate Professor of History at the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Political Studies in Warsaw. The author is grateful to Władysław Bibrowski for his assistance in writing this piece.
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