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Marek Thee: My Story

A Journey through the 20th Century

  • Marek Thee's life mirrors key events in international relations in the twentieth century

  • Marek Thee is a stellar example of a fighter with a typewriter

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 32)

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About this book

Marek Thee was a Jewish Polish journalist, scholar, and activist. This book tells his life from narrowly escaping death in the Holocaust to exile in Palestine, where he became attached to the Polish consular service. On his return to Poland in 1950, he worked for the Foreign Ministry and later for the Polish Institute for International Affairs. He served as Head of the Polish delegation to the International Control Commission in Indochina in the late 1950s. In 1968 he lost his job and his Polish citizenship in a nationalistic and antisemitic campaign. He was able to move to Norway where he worked for twenty years at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), editing an international quarterly journal, Bulletin of Peace Proposals and doing research on the arms race. In retirement, he continued his research and writing at the Norwegian Human Rights Institute. The book vividly relates the drama of his life in Poland, Palestine, Indochina, and Norway.

This is an open access book.

Keywords

  • The Holocaust
  • Palestine
  • The Indochina wars
  • Poland under communism
  • Peace research
  • Human rights
  • Military research and development
  • The arms race
  • Disarmament and development
  • Anti-semitism
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Oslo, Norway

    Marek Thee, Nils Petter Gleditsch

  • Peace Research Institute Oslo, Oslo, Norway

    Stein Tønnesson, Marta Bivand Erdal

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Softcover Book USD 37.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
This title has not yet been released. You may pre-order it now and we will ship your order when it is published on 20 Jan 2023.