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Ежи Борейша: историк и свидетель

Новая и новейшая история. 2019. № 6. С. 188-198.

The article presents the path in science of the prominent Polish historian Jerzy W. Borejsza (1935–2019). He made a significant contribution to the study of the history of nineteenth-century Poland, especially Polish political emigration, as well as the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century, primarily the links of Italian fascism and German nazism with Eastern Europe and Slavs. The historian actively participated in international cooperation – the article focuses on his contacts with Russian colleagues. The portrait of J. Borejsza is given in the broad context of the history of humanities and political history of the second half of the XXth and early XXIst centuries. The author analyzes Borejsza's views on a number of topical issues, including his assessment of historical policy. Along with the use of research works of the historian, his recently published reminiscences and interviews are introduced into circulation, which the author of the article complements with his own memories of J. Borejsza.