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Tadeusz Piotrowski or Thaddeus Piotrowski (born 1940) is a Polish-American sociologist. He is a Professor of Sociology in the Social Science Division of the University of New Hampshire at Manchestermarker in Manchester, New Hampshiremarker, where he lives.

Piotrowski's courses at the University of New Hampshire include the social history of the Holocaust and courses in anthropology. Piotrowski is the author of several books on the subject of Poland's World War II history with special focus on Polish ethnic groups and minorities. Some of his chosen subjects include the Soviet invasion of Poland and the genocide by Ukrainian nationalists in Volhynia, where he lived with his family under the Soviet and German occupations until 1943. Piotrowski received several awards for promoting Polish history and culture in North America through his books; and, for preserving the memory of the Polish struggle for independence.


Selected books

  • Vengeance of the Swallows: Memoir of a Polish Family's Ordeal Under Soviet Aggression, Ukrainian Ethnic Cleansing and Nazi Enslavement, and Their Emigration to America (1995), McFarland & Company, ISBN 0786400010, ISBN 0786400013
  • Poland's Holocaust (1998, 2006), McFarland, ISBN 0786429134, ISBN 0786403713
  • Genocide and Rescue in Wolyn (2000, 2009), McFarland, ISBN 0786442454, ISBN 0786407735
  • The Indian Heritage of New Hampshire and Northern New England (2002, 2009), McFarland, ISBN 0786442522, ISBN 0786410981
  • The Polish Deportees of World War II (2004, 2008), McFarland, ISBN 0786432585, ISBN 0786418478.


  • UNH Outstanding Associate Professor Award, the Faculty Scholar Award and a three-year Carpenter Professorship Award
  • The Cultural Achievement Award from the American Council for Polish Culture
  • The Literary Award of the Polish Sociocultural Centre of the Polish Library in London
  • The Gold Medal Award of the American Institute of Polish Culture in Floridamarker
  • The Interpreter of Perennial Wisdom Award from the Monuments Conservancy of New York.
  • Certificate of Merit from the Warsaw-based Association of Combat Veterans and Former Political Prisoners of the Republic of Poland.


  1. University of New Hampshire at Manchester: Faculty
  2. McFarland Publishing: About the Author
  3. McFarland Publishing, Poland’s Holocaust, description.
  4. The American Institute of Polish Culture, Miami, "Gold Medal Awards" 1987-2009
  5. The UNH News for Faculty and Staff: Campus Journal, "Higher Learning," Jan. 16, 2004.
  6. John Walters, "Eastern Europe and Western Indians". New Hampshire Public Radio, October 3, 2002
  7. University of New Hampshire at Manchester,  
  8. Polish American Historical Association,  
  9. Polish American Historical Association,  

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