Studia nad Autorytaryzmem i Totalitaryzmem

The journal Studia nad Faszyzmem i Zbrodniami Hitlerowskimi (Studies of Fascism and Nazi Crimes) was founded in 1974 on the initiative of Prof. Karol Jonca, who died in 2008. Since the collapse of the communist regime – in addition to examining totalitarian (communist, Nazi and fascist) crimes in historical terms and analysed from the point of view of law – the periodical has been examining the phenomena of fascism, communism and Nazism with regard to the doctrine, political science, ideology, sociology, psychology, religious studies and economics. The overriding idea is the assumption that reaching the essence of these doctrines and understanding the mechanisms that led to the Holocaust or, speaking more broadly, genocide – an event on an unprecedented scale in history – require in-depth studies into the transformations in the world of ideas and political systems in Western civilisation at the turn of the 20th century. This is mainly about questions like the rise of scientific racism, social Darwinism, scientific communism, nationalism, social democracy or anti-Semitism, about the growth of international and public law institutions, about the emergence of new political mechanisms like plebiscite-based dictatorship, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, and, finally, about processes associated with transformations in religion and worldviews as well as emergence of mass society. Thus the journal is interdisciplinary in nature and is addressed to a broad spectrum of representatives of the humanities and social sciences who refer to totalitarianism and authoritarianism in their research. The journal features scholarly papers, reviews, discussions of documents and reports.

So far over 500 papers by nearly 180 authors from Poland and other countries have been published in Studia nad Faszyzmem i Zbrodniami Hitlerowskimi. Authors publishing papers in the journal have included Jacek Bartyzel, Jerzy W. Borejsza, Adam Bosiacki, Zbigniew Brzeziński, Ursula Bütner, John Cramer, Hans Dress, Helge Grabitz, Barbara Gola, André Hohengarten, Jerzy Holzer, Eberhard Jäckel, Karol Jonca, Krzysztof Kawalec, Alfred Konieczny, Bohdan Koziełło-Poklewski, Wiesław Kozub-Ciembroniewicz, Eugeniusz C. Król, Karl Liedke, Ingo Loose, Czesław Łuczak, Marek Maciejewski, Czesław Madajczyk, Joseph de la Martinière, Manfred Messerschmidt, Hans Mommsen, Ernst Nolte, Henryk Olszewski, Hubert Orłowski, Joachim Petzold, Czesław Pilichowski, Richard Pipes, Franciszek Połomski, Antony Polonsky, Wolfgang Prinz, Jörn Richter, Werner Röhr, Franciszek Ryszka, Wolfgang Scheffler, Horst Schneider, Stanisław Sierpowski, Ryszard Skarzyński, Marek Sobolewski, Lawrence D. Stockes, Roman Tokarczyk, Roman Wapiński, Adam Wielomski, Roland Wittmann, Anna Wolff-Powęska, Wojciech Wrzesiński, Zygmunt Zieliński and Maria Zmierczak.

Abstracts of the papers published in Studia nad Faszyzmem i Zbrodniami Hitlerowskimi can be found in the Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS) (Academic Journals on the Web) database, as well as – on the basis of an agreement between Wydawnictwo Universytetu Wrocławskiego and the CEJSH – the Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities database, Digital Library Federation and Europeana.




Basic version of the journal: printed 

Quarterly journal. 

Format B5

ISSN: 2300-7249


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