The book Academics of Jewish Heritage in the Modern History of the Jagiellonian University
is a collective work, anniversary commemorative publication connected with the 650th anniversary of the foundation of the Cracow Academy in 1364.
The anniversary celebrations that fall in 2014 coincide with the celebration of 25 years of the Polish Republic which was reborn in 1989. Poland in the course of this period has changed dramatically and irreversibly: political and administrative changes, coupled with social and economic ones have occurred and which tie Poland to Europe and the free world. The Jagiellonian University is an active participant and partner in this academic, civilizational development.
The 650th anniversary of the founding of the Jagiellonian University is an excellent opportunity to present and recall those academics of Jewish origin who were closely associated with the history of the university, with Cracow and with Poland, and who played a huge role in Polish science and culture. The present book is also a commemoration of those academics of Jewish origin who, together with their families, were persecuted and murdered during the Holocaust.
Prof. Wiesiaw Kozub-Ciembromewicz