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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2018


Rafał Pankowski

Professor, Collegium Civitas University

Polish sociologist and anti-racism advocate Rafał Pankowski attracted the ire of his country's far right in 2018, with his trenchant criticism of legislation that would have criminalized the discussion of Polish collusion with the Nazi occupying authorities during World War II – when nearly 3 million Polish Jews were exterminated. Pankowski's article for the July 2018 edition of the Israel Journal of World Affairs, "The Resurgence of Antisemitic Discourse in Poland," probed the relationship between historical revisionism and antisemitism in today's Poland. An associate professor in sociology at Warsaw’s Collegium Civitas University and a co-founder of the Nigdy Więcej [Never Again] Association, which monitors and combats antisemitism and xenophobi, Pankowski's books include The Populist Radical Right in Poland (2010) and the forthcoming Poland: Inventing the Nation. Pankowski is frequently interviewed by The Algemeiner on Polish-Jewish affairs. (Photo: Screenshot.)


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