Znani historycy z poparciem dla prof. Grabowskiego

Ponad 180 historyków i badaczy z całego świata napisało list poparcia dla profesora Jana Grabowskiego. Wśród sygnatariuszy znaleźli się m.in. prof. Deborah Lipstadt, prof. Yehuda Bauer, dr Efraim Zuroff oraz historycy związani z Jad Waszem.

List został podpisany przez osoby zajmujące się historią Zagłady i II wojny światowej. „Wkład profesora Grabowskiego w zrozumienie Zagłady w Polsce, a zwłaszcza stosunków między Polakami i ich żydowskimi sąsiadami w owym czasie, zajął centralne miejsce w akademickim dyskursie na te tematy” – napisano. Autorzy listu zwracają uwagę na to, że osoby, które w czasie wojny ratowały lub chciały ratować Żydów, bardziej niż kogokolwiek innego obawiały się własnych, polskich sąsiadów.

List jest odpowiedzią na stanowisko Ligi Przeciwko Zniesławieniu, która krytykuje prof. Grabowskiego, uważając, że „nie przestrzega [on] podstawowych zasad rzetelności badacza”, „buduje konstrukcje propagandowe”, zamiast „dążyć do prawdy”. Żadna z osób podpisanych pod stanowiskiem Ligi nie jest historykiem zajmującym się okresem Zagłady.

„To atak na wolność i uczciwość akademicką” – tak wystąpienie Ligi komentują historycy podpisani pod listem, który został upubliczniony 19 czerwca.

Sygnatariusze listu:

Prof. Eliyana R. Adler, History and Jewish Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Prof. Natalia Aleksiun, Modern Jewish History, Touro College, New York

Dr. Hab. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, Center for European Studies, Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego

Dr. Yitzhak Arad, Historian, former Chairman of the Directorate, Yad Vashem

Prof. David Assaf, Jewish History, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Karen Auerbach, History, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill

Dr. Brigitte Bailer, University of Vienna

Prof. Dr. Frank Bajohr. Head, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien, Munich

Prof. Mark Baker, Director, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University

Prof. Israel Bartal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Israel Academy of Sciences

Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Academic Advisor, Yad Vashem; Professor Emeritus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; member, Israel Academy of Sciences

Prof. Omer Bartov, European History, Brown University

Prof. Sara Bender, Jewish History, University of Haifa

Giles Bennett, Researcher, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien, Munich

Prof. Michael Berenbaum, Jewish Studies, American Jewish University, Los Angeles

Prof. Doris L. Bergen, Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto

Dr. Karel Berkhoff, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam

Prof. Charles Bernstein, English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania

Prof. David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor, University of California, Davis

Dr. Jochen Böhler, Imre Kertész Kolleg, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Dr. Jacob Borut, Historian, Yad Vashem Archives

Prof. Jonathan Boyarin, Anthropology, Jewish Studies Program, Near Eastern Studies, and Religious Studies Program, Cornell University

Prof. Randolph L. Braham, Emeritus Political Science and Director, Rosenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, City University of New York

Dr. Florent Brayard, National Center of Scientific Research, Center History and Historiography of the Shoah, Paris

Prof. Richard Breitman, History, American University

Prof. Rachel Feldhay Brenner, Jewish Studies, Hebrew and Semitic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Prof. Christopher R. Browning, Emeritus, History, University of North Carolina

Dr. Kateřina Čapková, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences

Prof. Kimmy Caplan, Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Bar Ilan University

Dr. Boaz Cohen, Chair, Holocaust Studies Program, Western Galilee College, Akko

Prof. Nathan Cohen, Academic Director, Center for Yiddish Studies, Bar-Ilan University

Prof. Richard I. Cohen, Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Steven M. Cohen, Jewish Social Policy, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute or Religion

Prof. Alon Confino, History, University of Virginia; Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Prof. Istvan Deak, Emeritus, History, Columbia University

Dr. Rachel Deblinger, Director, Digital Scholarship Commons, UC Santa Cruz University Library

Dr. Christoph Diekmann, Fritz Bauer Institute, Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Hasia Diner, American Jewish History; Hebrew and Judaic Studies; and Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, New York University

Dr. Paul Dostert, Chair, Section historique, Institut grand-ducal de Luxembourg

Prof. Havi Dreifuss, Jewish History, Tel Aviv University; International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem

Prof. Diana Dumitru, History, Ion Creanga State University, Moldova

Prof. Deborah Dwork, Founding Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University

Prof. Glenn Dynner, Religion, Sarah Lawrence College

Dr. Kiril Feferman, Israel Heritage, Ariel University

Prof. David Engel, Holocaust Studies, Hebrew and Judaic Studies, and History, New York University; Fellow, Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Sara Feldman, Program in Jewish Culture and Society, University of Illinois

Prof. Gabriel N. Finder, Director of Jewish Studies; Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Virginia

Prof. Michael Fleming, History, Polish University Abroad, London

Dr. Ella Florsheim, Editor-in-Chief, Yad Vashem Publications

Prof. Mary Fulbrook, German History and Dean, Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences, University College London

Prof. Edyta Gawron, Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, and Head, Centre for the Study of the History and Culture of Krakow Jews, Jagiellonian University

Dr. Andrea Genest, Historian, Berlin

Prof. Christian Gerlach, Historisches Institut, Universität Bern

Dr. Haim Gertner, Director, Archives Division, Yad Vashem

Prof. Judith Gerson, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University

Dr. Idit Gil, Sociology, Political Science and Communications, The Open University of Israel

Dr. Amos Goldberg, Chair Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Yosef Govrin, Ambassador, and Research Fellow, Harry Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Yael Granot-Bein, Director, Weiss-Livnat Graduate Program in Holocaust Studies, University of Haifa

Prof. Jan Tomasz Gross, War and Society, and History, Princeton University

Prof. Atina Grossmann, History, Cooper Union

Prof. Wolf Gruner, Director, USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research; Chair in Jewish Studies; and History, University of Southern California

Dr Anna Hájková, D’part of Modern European Continental History, University of Warwick

Prof. Peter Hayes, Emeritus, History and Holocaust Studies, Northwestern University

Prof. Daniel Heller, Jewish Studies, McGill University

Prof. Brian Horowitz, Russian and Jewish Studies Tulane University

Prof. Sara R. Horowitz, Humanities, York University

Rabbi Alan Iser, Theology, St.Joseph’s University

Prof. Laura Jokusch, Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University

Prof. Anthony Julius, Deputy Chairman, Mishcon de Reya; Law and the Arts, University College London

Dr. Sharon Kangisser-Cohen, Director, Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People

Prof. Marion Kaplan, Modern Jewish History, New York University

Prof. László Karsai, History, University of Szeged

Prof. Samuel Kassow, History, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Prof. Steven Katz, Holocaust Studies, Boston University

Dr. Kamil Kijek, Jewish Studies, University of Wrocław

Prof. Alexander Korb, Modern European History, University of Leicester

Dr. Lukasz Krzyzanowski, Osteuropa Institut, Freie Universitaet Berlin

Prof. Thomas Kuehne, Director, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University

Prof. Marcin Kula, Aleksander Zelwerowicz Academy of Theatre at Warsaw University

Prof. Otto Dov Kulka, Jewish History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Konrad Kwiet, (former) Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, University of Sydney; Emeritus, Macquarie University; former Chief Historian, Australian Nazi War Crimes Commission; Resident Historian, Sydney Jewish Museum

Prof. Berel Lang, Emeritus, Philosophy, State University of New York at Albany

Prof. Eli Lederhendler, Vice-Dean for Research, Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr Jan Láníček, Jewish and Modern European History, University of New South Wales

Prof. Stephan Lehnstaedt, Holocaust-Studien und Jüdische Studien, Touro College, Berlin

Prof Jacek Leociak, The Institute of Literary research, Polish Academy of Sciences; Polish Center for Holocaust Research, Institute of Philosophy and sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Prof. Deborah E. Lipstadt, Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, Emory University

Prof. Meir Litvak, Director, The Alliance Center for Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Ingo Loose, Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin

Dr. Andrea Löw, Deputy Head, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien, Munich

Dr. Jason Lustig, History, UCLA

Dr. Ekaterina Makhotina, History of Eastern Europe, University of Bonn, Germany

Prof. Michael R. Marrus, Senior Fellow, Massey College and Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies, University of Toronto

Dr. Jürgen Matthäus, Historian, Washington DC

Dr. Rafael Medoff, The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, Washington, DC

Dr. Geoffrey Megargee, Historian of WWII and the Holocaust, Washington, DC

Prof. Michael Meng, History, Clemson University

Prof. Joanna Michlic, Honorary Senior Research Associate, University College London Institute for Advanced Studies, Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, SSEES

Prof. Dan Michman, Head, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem; D’part of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Avraham Milgram, Historian, Yad Vashem Archives

Prof. Michael L. Miller, Nationalism Studies Program, Central European University

Prof. Guy Miron, Chair, History, Philosophy, and Judaic Studies, Open University of Israel; Director, Center for the Study of German Jewry in the Holocaust, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem

Prof. Judit Molnár, Political Science, University of Szeged

Markus Nesselrodt, Lehrstuhl für Kultur und Geschichte Mittel- und Osteuropas, European University Viadrina

Jacek M. Nowakowski, Historian, Washington, DC

Prof. Dalia Ofer, Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Miriam Ofer, Holocaust Studies Program, Western Galilee College

Dr. Iael Nidam-Orvieto, Director, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem; Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Avinoam J. Patt, Modern Jewish History and Judaic Studies, University of Hartford

Prof. Marjorie Perloff, Professor Emerita, Humanities, Stanford University

Dr. Anat Plocker, Holocaust Studies, Stockton University

Prof. Anatolii Podolskyi, Head, Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies, Kyiv

Prof. Dieter Pohl, Institut für Geschichte, University of Klagenfurt

Dr. Hannah Pollin-Galay, Director, Goldreich Family Institute for Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, Tel Aviv University

Prof. Antony Polonsky, Emeritus, Holocaust Studies, Brandeis University; Chief Historian, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw

Dr. Lea Prais, International Institute for Holocaust Research Yad Vashem; lecturer, Herzog Academic College

Dr. Dan Porat, School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Dina Porat, Chief Historian, Yad Vashem; Head, Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, Tel Aviv University; Jewish History, Tel Aviv University

Prof. Alexander Prusin, History, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Dr. Ljiljana Radonic, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Dr. Wojtek Rappak, History, University College London

Prof. Avihu Ronen, Galilee Studies, Tel Hai Academic College, University of Haifa

Dr. Alan Rosen, Lecturer on Holocaust literature and testimony, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem

Prof. Alvin H. Rosenfeld, English and Jewish Studies; Director, Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism, Indiana University

Prof. David G. Roskies, Yiddish Literature and Culture, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Prof. Moshe Rosman, Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University

Dr. Grzegorz Rossolinski-Liebe, Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Robert Rozett, Director, Yad Vashem Libraries and Co-Chairman of Working Group Holocaust Denial and Distortion, Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism

Prof. Per Anders Rudling, History, Lund University; Senior Visiting Fellow, National University of Singapore

Prof. Suzanne D. Rutland, Emerita, Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, University of Sydney

Prof. Paul Sanders, Economie, Culture et Affaires Internationales, NEOMA Business School – Campus de Reims

Prof. Susanna Schrafstetter, History, University of Vermont

Prof. Joshua Shanes, Jewish Studies, College of Charleston

Prof. Raz Segal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Stockton University

Prof. Jeffrey Shoulson, Chair of Judaic Studies and Director, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, University of Connecticut

Prof. Martin Shuster, Director of Judaic Studies Center for Geographies of Justice, Goucher College

Prof. Marcos Silber, Chair, Jewish History, University of Haifa

Dr. David Silberklang, Senior Historian and Editor Yad Vashem Studies, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem; Lecturer, Holocaust Studies, University of Haifa and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Amy Simon, Chair Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, Michigan State University

Dr. Roni Stauber, Wiener Library, Kantor Center and Jewish History, Tel Aviv University

Prof. Gerald Steinacher, Judaic Studies and History, University of Nebraska

Prof. Sybille Steinbacher, University Professor, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

Prof. Alan Steinweis, Holocaust Studies; Director, Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Vermont

Dr. Katrin Stoll, German Historical Institute, Warsaw

Prof. Dan Stone, Modern History and Director of the Holocaust Research Institute, Royal Holloway University of London

Dr. Lynne Swarts, Honorary Research Affiliate, History, and Sessional Academic, Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, University of Sydney

Dr. Jean-Charles Szurek, Emeritus, CNRS, Paris

Prof. Jarrod Tanny, Jewish History, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Prof. Adam Teller, History, Brown University

Dr. Wichert ten Have, Director Emeritus, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Director A.i. Emeritus NIOD, Dutch Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam

Prof. Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Emeritus, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Prof. Dr. Habil. Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, Institute for Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

Dr. Dominique Trimbur, Associate Researcher, French Research Center, Jerusalem

Dr. Susanne Urban, Historian, Worms

Dr. Scott Ury, Jewish History, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Daniel Uziel, Historian, Yad Vashem Archives; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Haifa University

Prof. Robert Jan van Pelt, Cultural Historian, University of Waterloo

Dr. Alana M. Vincent, Jewish Studies, University of Chester; Co-Chair of Religion, Holocaust and Genocide Unit American Academy of Religion

Prof. Theodore R. Weeks, History, Russia and Eastern Europe, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Juliane Wetzel, Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung TU Berlin

Dr. Laurence Weinbaum, Chief Editor, The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs

Mark Weitzman, Director of Government Affairs, Simon Wiesenthal Institute

Agnieszka Wierzcholska, Institute for East European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Dr. Annette Wieviorka, Historian, CNRS, Paris

Prof. Dr. Michael Wildt, Lehrstuhl Deutsche Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert mit Schwerpunkt im Nationalsozialismus, Institut fuer Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Prof. Marcin Wodzinski, Judaistyka, University of Wrocław

Prof. Sebastian Wogenstein, German and Comparative Literatures, University of Connecticut

Prof. Piotr J. Wróbel, Konstanty Reynert, Chair of Polish Studies, University of Toronto

Dr. Anna Wylegała, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Prof. Hanna Yablonka, Holocaust Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Staff Historian, Ghetto fighters’ House

Prof. James E. Young, Founding Director, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Dr. Ephraim Zadoff, Latin American Jewish Studies, Jerusalem

Dr. Hab. Marcin Zaremba, History, Warsaw University

Dr. Sarah Ellen Zarrow, Research Fellow, New Europe College, Bucharest, Romania

Prof. Andrzej Żbikowski, Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw

Prof. Claire Zalc, Director of Research, CNRS-Commission Histoire de la Fondation pour la mémoire de la Shoah

Dr. Arkady Zeltser, Director, Moshe Mirilashvilli Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem

Dr. Joel Zisenwine, Director, The Pan-European Deportation Database and Research Project, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem; Lecturer, Tel Aviv University

Prof. Henri Zukier, Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dr. Efraim Zuroff, Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center – Israel office and Eastern European Affairs Coordinator, SWC Nazi war crimes research worldwide.