The Taube Book Publishing Project awards grants, not exceeding $3,000 U.S. per project, to support the publication in Poland or the U.S. of nonfiction works that highlight the history, accomplishments and/or present-day life of Polish Jewry. Grants, awarded by a Publishing Board of respected scholars and Jewish activists in Poland, can be used to defray costs of research, translation, printing and/or other reasonable expenses connected with researching and writing original works, publishing them, and translating them for publication from Polish into English or vice versa. The Project made its first grants in October 2007. In 2007-2008 the following publications were beneficiaries of the project:
Jaroslaw Drozd: Spolecznosc zydowska Gdyni w okesie miedzywojennym [The Jewish Community of Gdynia in the Interwar Period; in Polish], Gdynia 2007. A monograph of the Jewish community in Poland's new Baltic port, founded in the early 1920s. Grant conferred to help with costs of English translation in preparation for publication in the U.S.
Joanna Wiszniewicz: Zycie przeciete. Opowiesci pokolenia Marca. [Life Cut in Two. Stories of the March Generation; in Polish]; Warsaw 2008. An extensive oral history of the fates of Polish Jews, both those who emigrated and those who stayed in Poland, whose lives were affected by the "anti-Zionist" campaign of 1968. Grant conferred to help defray printing costs of the Polish edition.
Joanna Michlic: Poland's Threatening Other. The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present, Lincoln, Nebraska 2006. A monograph of Polish representations of Jews in the modern age. Grant conferred to help cover costs of Polish translation in preparation for publication in Poland.
Jaroslaw Mensfelt, Teresa Swiebocka (Eds): Manuscripts of Sonderkommando Auschwitz: Gas Chambers and Crematoria as Described by Prisoner Eyewitnesses of Nazi Crimes. English translation of a major source for the study of the Holocaust, originally published in Polish by the State Museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Grant conferred to help defray costs of publication in English in Poland.
Pawel Szapiro (Ed.) Zyd niemalowany [The Jew Not Painted], Warsaw 2007. English translation of the catalogue of a major exhibition of graphic representations of Jews in Polish popular art in modern times, organized by the Warsaw Reform community Beit Warszawa. Grant conferred to help cover costs of publication.
Anna Michalowska-Mycielska: Miedzy demokracja a oligarchia. Wladze gmin zydowskich w Poznaniu i Swarzędzu (od polowy XVII do konca XVIII wieku) [Between Democracy and Oligarchy: The Authorities of the Jewish Communities In Poznan and Swarzedz (from the mid-17th century to the end of the 18th century); in Polish], Warsaw 2000. A pioneering monograph of the political life in two major Jewish communities in Western Poland in the early modern age. Grant conferred to help defray costs of publication in English in Poland.
Mojżesz Schorr - Ostatni rabin Wielkiej Synagogi [Moses Schorr - The Last Rabbi of (Warsaw's) Great Synagogue], Warsaw 2008. Grant conferred to help cover costs of publishing the catalogue of the exhibition commemorating this great figure of interwar Polish Jewry.
Jacek Maj: Grant was awarded to this writer to support a 3-month stay in Krakow to do research for a book on Father Stanislaw Musial, a leader in Christian-Jewish dialogue, who died in 2004.