Helena Znaniecka Lopata papers, 1930-2003.
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Lopata, Helena Znaniecka, 1925-2003
Born October 1, 1925, Poznan, Poland; died February 12, 2003. Sociologist; Professor. Helena Beatrice Znaniecka Lopata was born in Poznan, Poland, on October 1, 1925, to Florian Znaniecki and Eileen Markley. When the Nazis entered Poland in September 1939, Helena and her mother, as members of the intelligentsia, were imprisoned in a concentration camp. By subterfuge, they later escaped to the United States. After arriving in the United States, Helena enrolled in Champaign Urbana High School, whe...