Jadwiga Biskupska

Jadwiga Biskupska

Ph.D. candidate in History, Yale University

Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellow
(July – December 2011)

Project:

A Nation Undone:
Nazi Policy and the Subjugation of Warsaw

My project is an attempt to construct a
narrative of the implementation and development
of Nazi anti-Slavic policy during World War II that
considers National Socialist ideological and tactical
concerns and the agency and variety of reaction of
the Slavic populations on which these policies were
implemented. The focus is on the residents of the
city of Warsaw, Christian and Jewish, in interaction
with the Nazi civilian administration. The goal is to
capture the dialogic nature of policy development
in a situation in which there was a wide space for
interpretation of long- and short-term goals and
individual initiative on both the German and Polish
sides.