Anthony Kruszewski is professor emeritus at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
Beata Halicka is professor at Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań/Poland.
During this conversation, we will discuss Beata Halicka’s biography of Anthony Kruszewski. Professor Kruszewski was first a Polish scout fighting in World War II against the Nazi occupiers, then a Prisoner of War and Displaced Person in Western Europe. He was stranded as a penniless immigrant in post-war America and eventually became a pioneer in the field of Borderland Studies. His life story is a microcosm of twentieth-century history, covering various theatres and incorporating key events and individuals.
The discussion will be moderated by Jan Musekamp (DAAD Visiting Associate Professor, Dept of History).