Piotr Wandycz, a premier historian of contemporary Polish and Central European history and a true scholar and gentleman, died on Saturday, July 29 in Hamden, CT.
His funeral will take place at 10:00AM on Tuesday, August 1 at St. Rita’s Church in Hamden.
Born in Kraków and his early years were spent in Lwów, he completed his studies in post-war London and came to the United States. Professor Wandycz taught at Indiana University and the transferred to Yale University.
He was mentor to a number of scholars, including Professor Anna Cienciała, who completed her doctoral thesis under his guidance. He authored over a dozen books and some four hundred articles.
Professor Wandycz was a member of many scholarly organizations, had received various awards, and a number of honorary doctorates from celebrated institutions – including the Sorbonne and the Uniwersytet Jagieloński.
He also received the Krzyż Komandorski z Gwiazdą Orderu Odrodzenia Polski (Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta) – his achievements were such that even the Polonia Restituta does not fully recognize them.
Cześć jego pamięci.