Polish Rescue Practices is Topic of Annual Lachowicz Lecture

News Story: October 23, 2012

Professor Michael Dobkowski
-photo courtesy of
Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Professor Michael Dobkowski is this year’s Sacred Heart University Lachowicz Lecture speaker. He will discuss Polish rescue behavior in the context of the history of the complex Polish-Jewish history and relationship. Entitled “Rethinking Polish-Jewish Relations during the Holocaust: Anatomy of a Complex Relationship,” the lecture is sponsored by the University’s Polish Studies Fund and the Human Journey Common Core Colloquia Series. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, in University Commons at Sacred Heart’s Fairfield campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dobkowski is a professor of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. His main areas of interest include Holocaust studies, American anti-Semitism, the American Jewish experience, the history of Judaism, and the history of Zionism and modern Israel.

The Annual Lachowicz Lecture is supported by the University’s Polish Studies Fund, a long-standing endowment that was established by the late Professor Francis Lachowicz to promote the study of Polish history, culture and language. Professor Lachowicz taught at SHU from 1978 to 1995 in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages.

For more information about this program, please contact Funda Alp at 203-396-8241 or alpf@sacredheart.edu.