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POLIN Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews
POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Polish Jews
(Polish: Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich) is a museum on the site of the former Warsaw
Warsaw
Ghetto
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Warsaw
Warsaw
Warsaw
(/ˈwɔːrsɔː/ WOR-saw; Polish: Warszawa [varˈʂava] (listen); see also other names) is the capital and largest city of Poland. The metropolis stands on the Vistula
Vistula
River in east-central Poland
Poland
and its population is officially estimated at 1.78 million residents within a greater metropolitan area of 3.1 million residents,[5] which makes Warsaw
Warsaw
the 8th most-populous capital city in the European Union. The city limits cover 516.9 square kilometres (199.6 sq mi), while the metropolitan area covers 6,100.43 square kilometres (2,355.39 sq mi).[6] Warsaw
Warsaw
is an alpha global city,[7] a major international tourist destination, and a significant cultural, political and economic hub
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Antony Polonsky
Antony Barry Polonsky (born 23 September 1940, Johannesburg, South Africa) is Albert Abramson Professor of Holocaust Studies at Brandeis University.[1] He is the author of many historical works on the Holocaust,[2] and is an expert on Polish Jewish
Jewish
history.[3][4][5]Contents1 Career 2 Themes 3 Controversy and academic conflict 4 Major publications 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] Antony Polonsky was born in Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
to Eastern European immigrant Jewish
Jewish
parents who arrived in South Africa in the late 19th century. His father was from a Yiddish
Yiddish
speaking family from near Grodno
Grodno
(in modern Belarus) and his mother was from a Russified Jewish
Jewish
family from Lithuania
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New York University
Coordinates: 40°43′48″N 73°59′42″W / 40.73000°N 73.99500°W / 40.73000; -73.99500New York UniversityLatin: Universitas Neo EboracensisMotto Perstare et praestare (Latin)Motto in EnglishTo persevere and to excelType Private[1]Established 1831[1]Endowment $3.991 billion (2017)[2]Budget $11.945 billion (fiscal 2018)[3]Chairman William R. Berkley[4]President Andrew D. HamiltonProvost Katherine E
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Polish Academy Of Sciences
The Polish Academy of Sciences
Academy of Sciences
(Polish: Polska Akademia Nauk, PAN), headquartered in Warsaw, is Poland's top academy of sciences.[2][not in citation given] It is responsible for spearheading the development of science across the country by a society of distinguished scholars as well as a network of research institutes
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Brown University
Brown University
Brown University
is a private Ivy League
Ivy League
research university in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island
Rhode Island
and Providence Plantations, it is the seventh-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution.[7] At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the U.S. to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation.[8] Its engineering program, the first in the Ivy League, was established in 1847. It was one of the early doctoral-granting U.S. institutions in the late 19th century, adding masters and doctoral studies in 1887.[9] Its New Curriculum is sometimes referred to in education theory as the Brown Curriculum and was adopted by faculty vote in 1969 after a period of student lobbying
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University Of Warmia And Mazury
Coordinates: 53°45′37″N 20°27′40″E / 53.76028°N 20.46111°E / 53.76028; 20.46111University of Warmia and Mazury in OlsztynUniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w OlsztynieLatin: Universitas Varmiensis-Masuriensis in OlsztynFormer namesAcademy of Agriculture and Technology, Pedagogical InstituteType publicEstablished September 1, 1999Rector Professor Ryszard GóreckiAdministrative staff3,035Students ~43,000Postgraduates 3,000Doctoral students350Location Olsztyn, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, PolandAffiliations SOCRATES-ERASMUS, CIRCEOS, EUAWebsite www.uwm.edu.plThe University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
Olsztyn
was established on 1 September 1999, in accordance with the new Statute of Sejm
Sejm
signed by the President of the Republic of Poland, Aleksander Kwaśniewski, as well as the Minister of National Education, Mirosław Handke, in August of the same year.[1] Prof. dr. hab
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University Of Wrocław
Wrocław
Wrocław
(/ˈvrɔːtslɑːf/;[2] Polish: [ˈvrɔt͡swaf] ( listen); German: Breslau, pronounced [ˈbʁɛslaʊ̯]; Czech: Vratislav; Latin: Vratislavia) is the largest city in western Poland. It lies on the banks of the River Oder
Oder
in the Silesian Lowlands
Silesian Lowlands
of Central Europe, roughly 350 kilometres (220 mi) from the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
to the north and 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the Sudeten Mountains to the south. The population of Wrocław
Wrocław
in 2017 was 638,364, making it the fourth-largest city in Poland
Poland
and the main city of Wrocław agglomeration. Wrocław
Wrocław
is the historical capital of Silesia
Silesia
and Lower Silesia. Today, it is the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship
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Samuel Kassow
Dr. Samuel D. Kassow (born 1946) is an American historian of the history of Ashkenazi Jewry.Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Books 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Kassow was born in a displaced persons' camp in Stuttgart, Germany. His mother survived because a classmate hid her and her sister in a dug-out underneath the barn on his family's farm; his father was arrested by the Russians and spent the duration of the war in a Soviet prison camp.[1][2] He grew up in New Haven, Connecticut.[3] He earned his B.A. from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, in 1966, his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics
London School of Economics
in 1968, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University
Princeton University
in 1976
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Trinity College (Connecticut)
Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. Founded in 1823, it is the second-oldest college in the state of Connecticut
Connecticut
after Yale University. The college is an urban campus. Coeducational since 1969, the college enrolls 2,300 students. Trinity offers 38 majors and 26 minors, with a student to faculty ratio of 9:1. 73.1 percent of classes at the college contain less than 20 students.[4] The college is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). U.S
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Polish Center For Holocaust Research
The Polish Center for Holocaust Research (Polish: Centrum Badań nad Zagładą Żydów) is an academic and research center at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.Contents1 History 2 Publications 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Created in 2003, the Center is an interdisciplinary research facility devoted to study of the Holocaust in historical perspective. The Center gathers psychologists, sociologists, literary historians, cultural anthropologists, and other scholars in order to provide knowledge on the nature, scope, and effects of the Jewish tragedy. The Center coordinates research and educational projects, grants, seminars, conferences, and workshops, and publishes books and papers by Polish scholars as well as translations of works in other languages
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Warsaw University
The University
University
of Warsaw
Warsaw
(Polish: Uniwersytet Warszawski, Latin: Universitas Varsoviensis), established in 1816, is the largest[6] university in Poland. It employs over 6,000 staff including over 3,100 academic educators. It provides graduate courses for 53,000 students (on top of over 9,200 postgraduate and doctoral candidates). The University
University
offers some 37 different fields of study, 18 faculties and over 100 specializations in Humanities, technical as well as Natural Sciences.[6] It was founded as a Royal University
University
on 19 November 1816, when the Partitions of Poland
Poland
separated Warsaw
Warsaw
from the oldest and most influential University
University
of Kraków
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Virtual Shtetl
The Virtual Shtetl
Shtetl
(Polish: Wirtualny Sztetl) is a bilingual Polish-English portal of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Museum of the History of Polish Jews
in Warsaw, devoted to the Jewish history of Poland.Contents1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The Virtual Shtetl
Shtetl
website was officially launched on June 16, 2009. The portal lists over 1,240 towns with maps, statistics and picture galleries. In the future, it will also include an interactive system by which Internet users will interact with each other. It creates a link between Polish-Jewish history and the contemporary, multi-cultural world. The Virtual Shtetl
Shtetl
is an extension of the real Museum scheduled to open in 2011 on the site of the Warsaw
Warsaw
ghetto. Its main objective is to provide a unique social forum for everyone interested in Polish-Jewish life
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[note 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation.[1] To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geodetic datum 3 Horizontal coordinates3.1 Latitude
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Abraham Ben Jacob
Ibrahim ibn Yaqub (fl. 961–62; sometimes Ibrâhîm ibn Ya`qûb al-Tartushi or al-Ṭurṭûshî; also Abraham ben Jacob) was a 10th-century Hispano-Arabic, Sephardi Jewish traveller, probably a merchant, who may have also engaged in diplomacy and espionage. His family hailed from Moorish-ruled Ṭurṭūšah (now Tortosa) close to the mouth of the Ebro: he may also have lived in Cordova
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Kraków
Kraków
Kraków
(Polish: [ˈkrakuf] ( listen)), also Cracow or Krakow (UK: /ˈkrækaʊ/; US: /ˈkrɑː-/),[2][3] is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula
Vistula
River (Polish: Wisła) in the Lesser Poland
Poland
(Polish: Małopolska) region, the city dates back to the 7th century.[4] Kraków
Kraków
has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. It was the capital of the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland
Poland
from 1038 to 1569; the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569 to 1596[5], the Free City of Kraków
Free City of Kraków
from 1815 to 1846; the Grand Duchy of Cracow
Grand Duchy of Cracow
from 1846 to 1918; and Kraków Voivodeship from the 14th century to 1998
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