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Tadeusz Piotrowski (sociologist)

Tadeusz Piotrowski or Thaddeus Piotrowski (born 1940) is a Polish-American sociologist. He is a Professor of Sociology in the Social Science Division of the University of New Hampshire at Manchester in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he lives.[1]

Piotrowski's courses at the University of New Hampshire include the social history of the Holocaust and courses in anthropology.[2] Piotrowski is the author of several books on the subject of Poland's World War II history, with a special focus on Polish ethnic groups and minorities. Some of his chosen subjects include the Soviet invasion of Poland and the ethnic-cleansing by Ukrainian nationalists in Volhynia,[3][4] where he lived with his family under the Soviet and German occupations until 1943.[5][6] Piotrowski received several awards for promoting Polish history and culture in North America through his books[7][8] and for preserving the memory of the Polish struggle for independence.[9]


Selected books

  • Vengeance of the Swallows: Memoir of a Polish Family's Ordeal Under Soviet Aggression, Ukrainian Ethnic Cleansing and Nazi Enslavement, and Their Emigration to America (1995), McFarland & Company, ISBN 978-0-7864-0001-0
  • Poland's Holocaust (1998, 2006), McFarland, ISBN 978-0-7864-2913-4, ISBN 0-7864-0371-3
  • Genocide and Rescue in Wolyn (2000, 2009), McFarland, ISBN 978-0-7864-4245-4, ISBN 0-7864-0773-5
  • The Indian Heritage of New Hampshire and Northern New England (2002, 2009), McFarland, ISBN 0-7864-4252-2, ISBN 0-7864-1098-1
  • The Polish Deportees of World War II (2004, 2008), McFarland, ISBN 978-0-7864-3258-5, ISBN 0-7864-1847-8.


  • UNH Outstanding Associate Professor Award, the Faculty Scholar Award and a three-year Carpenter Professorship Award[1]
  • The Cultural Achievement Award from the American Council for Polish Culture[1]
  • The Literary Award of the Polish Sociocultural Centre of the Polish Library in London[1]
  • The Gold Medal Award of the American Institute of Polish Culture in Florida[1]
  • The Interpreter of Perennial Wisdom Award from the Monuments Conservancy of New York.[1]
  • Certificate of Merit from the Warsaw-based Association of Combat Veterans and Former Political Prisoners of the Republic of Poland.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g University of New Hampshire at Manchester: Faculty
  2. ^ McFarland Publishing: About the Author
  3. ^ , description.Poland’s HolocaustMcFarland Publishing,
  4. ^ The American Institute of Polish Culture, Miami, "Gold Medal Awards" 1987-2009
  5. ^ The UNH News for Faculty and Staff: Campus Journal, "Higher Learning," Jan. 16, 2004.
  6. ^ John Walters, "Eastern Europe and Western Indians". New Hampshire Public Radio, October 3, 2002
  7. ^ University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Campus Connections: "Faculty News", February 2007 PDF (161 KB) 
  8. ^ Polish American Historical Association, "Personalia", Volume 64, Number 1, April 2007 PDF (1.08 MB) 
  9. ^ Polish American Historical Association, "Personalia", Volume 65, Number 2, October 2008 PDF (432 KB) 
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