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Dr Edyta Gawron

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Assistant professor at the Department of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University

Head of the Centre for the Study on the History and Culture of Krakow Jews, Jagiellonian University


Dr. Edyta Gawron is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, and the head of the new Centre for the Study of the History and Culture of Krakow Jews (Jagiellonian University). She received both MA and PhD from the Jagiellonian University, Institute of History. Dr. Gawron is the alumna of the Postdoctoral Research Scholarship at International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem (2006/2007) and the International Visitor Leadership Program by US Department of State (WWII History and City Museums. A Project for Poland; 2008). As a specialist in the 20th century history of Polish Jews, Holocaust studies and post-Holocaust Jewish Diaspora she cooperates with various academic institutions and museums in Poland and abroad.

Dr. Gawron is a member of the Commission on the History and the Culture of the Jews of Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the president of the Board of Directors of Galicia Jewish Heritage Institute Foundation and the academic advisor for Galicia Jewish Museum in Kraków.Since 2007 she has participated in the works of the core team designing the new museum in the former Schindler's Factory in Krakow (branch of Historical Museum of the City of Krakow).Currently she works on the project on Polish Jews' migrations after the Holocaust (1945-1948), and coordinates research projects on the history of Krakow Jews in the 20th century.

Selected publications

  • Vlotsheve. Żydzi we Włoszczowie w latach 1867- 1942" (Vlotsheve. Jews in Wloszczowa in 1867-1942), Włoszczowa 2000 [book in Polish, English summary]
  • "Społeczność żydowska w Krakowie po Holokauście (1945-1995) ("Jews in Krakow after the Holocaust, 1945-1995") forthcoming [book in Polish, English summary]
  • Amon Goeth's Trial in Krakow. Its Impact on Holocaust Awareness in Poland, [in:]"Holocaust and Justice. Representation & Historiography of the Holocaust in Post-war Trials", edited by David Bankier and Dan Michman, Jerusalem 2010
  • ‘Victims and Survivors: How many Cracovian Jews survived the Holocaust? A Preliminary Survey Of The Question, inScripta Judaica Cracoviensia, vol. 4, 2005
  • The Development of Jewish Studies in Polish Universities, [in:] Poland: A Jewish Matter, 2010
  • La culture juive dans la Pologne contemporaine, [in:] "Tsafon. Revue d'Études Juives du Nord" 2010 (Lille, France)
  • L'histoire des «Voisins» de J.T. Gross comme exemple d'incitation à un débat historique national, [in:] "Tsafon. Revue d'Études Juives du Nord" 2010,  (Lille, France)