Józef Feldman (1899-1946) came from the Jewish family. He studied history at Jagiellonian University. At the same university he was awarded a doctor's degree and habilitated in the field of contemporary history. However, his academical career was very complicated, because he was discriminated by part of the students and professors due to his ancestry. After many defeats and disappointments in 1937 he was appointed professor at the Contemporary History Department. His fruitful scientific and didactic activity was interrupted by the outbreak of WW II. All the Nazi occupation Feldman had to hide himself from the Germans. Nevertheless, he took part in secret tuition and wrote articles to the underground press. After the WW II he resumed lecturing at the Jagiellonian University and also engaged himself in political activity within the oppositional Polish Peasant Party. Unfortunately, excessive duties and arduous heart disease hastened Feldman's death.
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