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educator , historian

Józef Andrzej Gierowski, Polish historian, educator. Recipient Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation award 1993. Secretary, Polish-German Commission Historians, 1957-1963; member Polish Parliament, 1985-1989. Member Wroclawskie Towarzystwo Naukowe (vice president 1963-1965), Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne, Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci.

Background

Gierowski, Józef Andrzej was born on March 19, 1922 in Czestochowa, Poland. Son of Jozef and Stefania (Wasilewska) Gierowski.

Education

Master of Arts, Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1945. Doctor of Philosophy, Jagellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1947. Doctorate (honorary), University Uppsala, Sweden, 1983.

Doctorate (honorary), University Connecticut, 1986. Doctorate (honorary), University Wroctaw, Poland, 1992.

Career

Assistant University Wroclaw, 1946-1954, professor, 1954-1965, prorector, 1958-1961, dean historico-philosophical faculty, 1964-1965. Professor Institute History Polish Academy of Sciences, 1953-1968. Professor modern history Jagellonian University, since 1965.

Rector, 1981-1987, director Center for Research on History and Culture of Polish Jews, 1986-1999.

Works

Membership

Secretary, Polish-German Commission Historians, 1957-1963. Member Polish Parliament, 1985-1989. Member Wroclawskie Towarzystwo Naukowe (vice president 1963-1965), Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne, Polska Akademia Umiejetnosci.

Connections

Married Danuta Wolniak, December 27, 1945. Children: Jozef Krzysztof, Elzbieta Pluta. Married Maria Przetacznik, January 19, 1985.

Married Janina Sak, July 5, 1997.

father:
Jozef Gierowski

mother:
Stefania (Wasilewska) Gierowski

spouses:
Danuta Wolniak

Maria Przetacznik

Janina Sak

children:
Jozef Krzysztof Gierowski

Elzbieta Pluta Gierowski