Defending the “Good Name” of the Polish Nation: Politics of History as a Battlefield in Poland, 2015–18

  title={Defending the “Good Name” of the Polish Nation: Politics of History as a Battlefield in Poland, 2015–18},
  author={J{\"o}rg Hackmann},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={587 - 606}
  • J. Hackmann
  • Published 2 October 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Genocide Research
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