Dr. Frank Grelka

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Viadrina Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies (VCPU)

Academic Staff Member
Postdoctoral Researcher

Frank Grelka is a historian specializing in twentieth century Eastern European studies. He studied theater, film and television studies and history in Cracow and Bochum. Here Grelka received his Ph.D. in history with a book about the Ukrainian national movement under German occupation in both World Wars. At the Center of Polish and Ukrainian Studies, he teaches courses in Eastern European Contemporary history. Grelka is currently preparing a monograph on the significance of public labor in the Lublin district for the Holocaust entitled “Mörderische Verschwendung. Der Beginn des Holocaust in Polen” for publication. In the future, Grelka would like to complement his empirical approach with research into transcendental aspects of human experience in the context of totalitarianism.



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+49 335 5534 2631 +49 335 5534 2655 grelka@europa-uni.de