CONVERSATION WITH… Pof. Sam Kassow

By Stacey Dresner
Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 5:45 PM EDT

Trinity professor spends sabbatical in Poland

HARTFORD n Professor Samuel D. Kassow has been teaching at Trinity College since 1972. This past semester he has been on sabbatical, traveling to Poland about once a month working on several projects, including a book on Emanuel Ringelblum, the historian and activist who created the secret Oyneg archive in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Nazi occupation. The book will be published this June.

Kassow has also been working as a consultant with the future Museum of History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw, which will open on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto in the next couple of years. He is also set to write another book, “Two Jewish Cities: Vilna and Warsaw.” He will also use his sabbatical to give five lectures in Chicago for the Wexner Foundation for the Wexner Heritage Program training community leaders, and will give several lectures in Yiddish at organizations in Toronto and Montreal in the fall before returning to Trinity.

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