He is the author of Jewish Life in Cracow, 1918-1939 (Vallentine Mitchell, 2004) and the author and editor of For the Good of the Nation: Institutions for Jewish Children in Interwar Poland (Academic Studies Press, 2017). He has also published works on Cleveland’s Jewish history, including A Stitch in Time: The Cleveland Garment Industry (Western Reserve Historical Society, 2015). Cleveland Jews and the Making of a Midwestern Community, a volume of essays on Jewish Cleveland co-edited with John J. Grabowski, will be published by Rutgers University Press in 2020.
Prof. Sean Martin
Sean Martin serves as Associate Curator for Jewish History at Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio, and as Adjunct Associate Professor in Religious Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He is a historian and archivist with research interests in Poland’s twentieth century Jewish history and the history of Jews in the United States. He became interested in the history of the region as an undergraduate at Columbia University, where he pursued an interdisciplinary degree in Regional Studies-East Central Europe. He then completed his graduate work at The Ohio State University. Martin received Fulbright Grants in 1996 and 2001 to conduct research in Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania. He has taught at Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University, and Gratz College. In his role at Western Reserve Historical Society, he also serves as part of the curatorial staff at Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood, Ohio.