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Partner Event | Author Talk: Beata Halicka

Saturday, September 24

Join us at CHM as Beata Halicka, professor of contemporary history at the University of Adam Mickiewicz and author of Borderlands Biography: Z. Anthony Kruszewski in Wartime Europe and Postwar America (2021), discusses her work with the book’s subject, Z. Anthony Kruszewski.

Z. Anthony Kruszewski was a Polish scout fighting in World War II against the Nazi occupiers and then became a prisoner of war and a displaced person in Western Europe. He came to Chicago in the 1950s and eventually became a world-renowned academic and professor of political science. Kruszewski walks a stage very few people have stood on, both as an eyewitness at the center of World War II and later as vice president of the Polish American Congress.

Halicka and Kruszewski will discuss her work and his life, and CHM chief historian Peter T. Alter will introduce the Museum’s upcoming exhibition on Chicago’s Polish community.

Free, RSVP requested.

While masks are appreciated, they are no longer required. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures.

Peter T. Alter

The Details



24 th

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

1st floor, Guild Room

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