Piotr Maciej Majewski
E-Mail: Pm.majewski2 [at] uw.edu.pl
Collaboration in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
The project deals with collaboration in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia during the Second World War. Its main objective is to analyze forms and shades of this phenomenon respecting the changes of political and social background which took place in the course of war. The research is supposed to include not only forced cooperation of the Czech authorities with German institutions, but also the ideologically motivated collaborationism of some individuals (e.g. journalists) and of the extreme right groups, as well as the attentisme or less known and less unambiguous cases of collaboration which may be found in culture, economics and everyday life. Among questions which should be investigated especially important seem a perception of collaboration by the Czech society and the mechanisms of collaboration. What was accepted or at least tolerated as a legitimate cooperation with the occupiers and what was perceived as a national treason? What did make particular people or groups collaborate with Germans? How did the Third Reich authorities try to enhance a collaboration?
Piotr M. Majewski (born 1972) works at the Warsaw University. His main scientific interests are focused on the history of Czechoslovakia and Czech lands and on the Czech-German relations in 19th and 20th century. He has conducted also research on the Polish foreign policy after 1945 and on the forced migrations in Europe during the Second World War. In 2009-2017 he was deputy director of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk, responsible for development of the permanent exhibition. In 2009 he was a member of the Scientific Council of the exposition „Deutsche und Polen. Abgründe und Hoffnungen” in Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin. In 2006/2007 he was a Gastdozent at Ludwig-Maximilan Universität in Munich. He graduated in 1996 history at the Warsaw University, where he has continued then his scientific career (a doctorate in 2000, habilitation in 2008).