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Jan Gross

Department/Program(s):
    Position: Permanent Princeton Faculty
    Title: Norman B. Tomlinson '16 and '48 Professor of War and Society, Professor of History
    Office: 304 Dickinson Hall
    Phone: 609-258-8084



    Jan Gross studies modern Europe, focusing on comparative politics, totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, Soviet and East European politics, and the Holocaust. His current project concerns the end of Communism in Eastern Europe. His first book, Polish Society under German Occupation, appeared in 1979. Other books include Revolution from Abroad (1988), Neighbors (2001), a forthcoming book on anti-Semitism in Poland, and several works in Polish. Edited volumes include The Politics of Retribution in Europe: World War II and Its Aftermath (2000) and War Through Children’s Eyes (1981). Gross joined the Princeton History Department in 2003 after teaching at New York University, Emory, Yale, and universities in Paris, Vienna, and Krakow. After growing up in Poland and attending Warsaw University, he immigrated to the United States in 1969 and earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale University (1975).