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Edyta Gawron, Ph.D.

Dr. Edyta Gawron is a historian and works as an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. For several years she served as the director of the Centre for the Study of the History and Culture of Krakow Jews (2009-2017). Dr. Gawron also lectures at Cracow University of Economics.

As a specialist in the 20th century history of Polish Jews and Holocaust studies Dr. Gawron cooperates with various academic institutions and museums in Poland and abroad. Dr. Gawron has been lecturing internationally (in Israel, US, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, Czech Republic, Russia, South Africa) and served as the consultant and advisor for academic programs and projects worldwide (EHRI, EACEA, Erasmus+, JCC Global Amitim, Taube Jewish Heritage Tours). She has been active in the organizations and associations  promoting and developing Jewish studies (EAJS, AJS, PTSŻ / Polish Association for Jewish Studies, Alef Foundation for the Promotion of Jewish Studies).

Dr. Gawron is the author of several publications on wartime and post-war history of Jews in Poland, in particular Krakow. She has also worked on exhibitions and museums promoting Jewish history in Poland and serves as the president of the Management Board of Galicia Jewish Heritage Institute Foundation (Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow). Dr. Gawron has been a member of the team that designed the historical museum in Oskar Schindler’s Factory in Krakow and the co-author of the book “Krakow under Nazi occupation. 1939-1945” (Krakow, 2011). She has also co-authored the exhibition and publication “The History of the Jews of Krakow. Sources from the collection of the National Archives in Krakow” (Krakow, 2018).