Julian Bussgang presentation Polish Embassy in DC - "Zyd Polski" - Polish Jew, Polish Soldier #poland


Pamela Weisberger
 

During the IAJGS conference week, the Embassy of the Republic of
Poland is offering a special talk by Dr. Julian Bussgang introducing
his new translation of the book, "Zyd Polski - Zolnierz Polski
(1939-1945)" - Polish Jew - Polish Soldier. This talk is open to the
public and free of charge, but reservations are necessary.

Date: Wednesday, August 17 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland
2640 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

The booklet "Zyd Polski - Zolnierz Polski (1939-1945)," Polish Jew -
Polish Soldier was first published in 1945 under the direction of
Rabbi Nathan R=FCbner, Jewish chaplain of the 2nd Corps of the Polish
Army in Italy. The objective of the booklet was to memorialize the
valor and brave deeds of Jewish soldiers who fought during World War
II in the Underground, partisan units and in the Polish Army, both
inside Poland and abroad. It also honors those who battled in the 1943
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, in which Jewish
volunteers joined Polish insurgents. The new booklet, published in
2010 by the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw, contains both the
original Polish text and its English translation by Dr. Julian
Bussgang.

You must RSVP to attend: washington.rsvp@msz.gov.pl or telephone
202-234-3800 ext. 2165. Refer to the "Julian Bussgang Event" when you
RSVP.

Dr. Julian Bussgang was born in 1925 in Lw=F3w, Poland, now Lviv,
Ukraine. In mid-September 1939 he fled with his parents and sister to
Romania and then to Palestine. After finishing a Polish refugee high
school in Tel Aviv, he joined the Polish 2nd Corps and fought in the
Italian campaign, including the Battle of Monte Cassino. He came to
the United States in 1949.
Bussgang and his wife, Fay, have translated two volumes of wartime
accounts of Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust still living in
Poland, The Last Eyewitnesses: Children of the Holocaust Speak
(Northwestern University Press 1998 & 2005).

More information can be found here:
http://www.washington.polemb.net/index.php?document=24

Pamela Weisberger
Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com

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