Joanna Beata Michlic is the Director of HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust at Brandeis University. Until December 2008 she was an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Holocaust and Ethical Values at Lehigh University, Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Her major publications include Neighbors Respond: The Controversy about Jedwabne ( co-edited with Antony Polonsky) and Poland’s Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present. She is currently working on two monographs, The Social History of Jewish Children in Poland: Survival and Identity, 1945—1949 and Bringing the Dark to Light: The Memory of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe, co-edited with John-Paul Himka. Her research interests include the history and culture of East European Jewry, Polish-Jewish relations in the modern era, Jewish childhood, the Holocaust and its memory in Eastern Europe. Her recent awards include the Taube Foundation Grant for translation of Poland’s Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present into Polish; Çorrie ten Boom Research Award at the Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, University of Southern California LA, and Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship 2009-2010.
Joanna Beata Michlic will present a lecture entitled: Telling Intricate Rescue Activities: Letters of Jewish Survivors about Their Rescuers, 1944-1949.