Polish Refugees and the Polish American Immigration and Relief Committee

Polish Refugees and the Polish American Immigration and Relief Committee



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786422944
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 03/03/2006
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Janusz Cisek is a professor and chair of European studies at Jagiellonian University, and Deputy Director of the Department of International Relations and European Integration at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw, Poland. He lives in Warsaw and New York City. Albert S. Juszczak teaches Polish at New York University in New York City and is the former President of the Kosciuszko Foundation. He lives in Elmhurst, New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Janusz Krzyzanowski 1

Introduction 9

I. The Genesis of the Polish American Immigration and Relief Committee in New York 11

II. A Survey of U.S. Immigration Law 14

III. The Polish American Community and the Problem of Aid for the Polish Republic During World War II 18

IV. The Committee’s Founding and the First Period of Activity 38

V. Other Engagements in the Years 1948–1957 71

VI. A Who’s Who in the Initial Years 83

VII. The Conclusion of the First Phase of Activity: A Summation of the Years 1947–1958 94

VIII. Enlarging the Scope of Operations: The Field Offices 103

IX. The Branches Abroad 115

X. The Committee Fights to Amend Immigration Laws 126

XI. Swimming with the Tide: Scaling Down, and Transformations 133

XII. Activity in the Years 1980–1990 187

XIII. A Review of Immigration Law in the Years 1980–1990 204

XIV. Political Changes in Poland: The Committee’s Activity in the Years 1990–2000 207

XV. A Summing Up and Conclusions 215

Notes 219

Bibliography 231

Index 239

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