Gertrud Pickhan

Gertrud Pickhan is a professor of history at the Free University in Berlin, where she teaches East European and East European Jewish history. She is the author of Gegen den Strom. Der Allgemeine Juedische Arbeiterbund “Bund” in Polen 1918–1939 (2001).


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