Polish Holocaust Survivors in America: Immigration and Assimilation, 1945-1965

November 12, 2015
Coor Hall 4411
Event Description: 

Anna Cichopek-Gajraj, ASU School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

Author of Beyond Violence: Jewish Survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-48 (Cambridge U. Pess, 2014), Melikian Center faculty affiliate Anna Cichopek-Gajraj introduces her new research project involving interviews with surviving Jewish emigres from Poland after World War II.

Dr. Cichopek-Gajraj received her PhD in history from the University of Michigan and holds an MA in history from Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. Before arriving at ASU in 2011, she was a visiting professor at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute in Italy. Her fields of expertise include modern East European history, modern Jewish history, history of modern Poland and Polish/Jewish relations, Holocaust and post-Holocaust studies, history of antisemitism, comparative and social history, and theories of ethnicity, violence, and nationalism. 

This event is free and open to the public.