Anita J. Prazmowska is a Professor in International History at the London School of Economics. Her main fields of research interests lie in the Cold War, communism, contemporary history, Eastern Europe, fascism and Poland. She has published several books, and journals.
I just read her "The Polish Century - War, Communism and Anti Semitism"- course in three parts. You can find it here:
It's in four sessions. The first session is an overview of PL during WW2, the second session about anti semitism in PL during the interbellum and after WW2 and the third part contains a case study about the Kielce Pogrom and the fourth session is about Auschwitz and its place in Poland/Polish society.
I was impressed by her honesty. She deals honestly with all of the facets of PL during the area before and after the war. I think this part is pretty strong:
The sense of grievance and frustration has only too easily created a mood of intolerance towards the sufferings of others. Poles, who ended in exile, retreated into closed communities formed around places of settlement in Scotland, the Midlands and in London. Reflection upon the prewar government's role in weakening Poland's military and political situation prior to the war had never formed part of the communities' lore. Instead, the search for those responsible for Poland's tragedy shifts variously from Churchill to Stalin and to Roosevelt.
So, what do you think? Is she any good?
M-G (expects Sokidonkey and Jola to call her a liar or sth, but that wouldn't do honor - she is fair and views both sides, imo)