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Joanna Beata Michlic

Michlic is a social and cultural historian, and founder and Director of HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust at Brandeis University. In fall 2013, she will join the Faculty of the Department of Historical Studies at Bristol University, UK. Her major publications include Neighbors Respond: The Controversy about Jedwabne (co-edited with A. Polonsky, 2004) and Poland's Threatening Other: The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present and Bringing the Dark to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe (co-edited with J. Himka, 2013). She is also the editor of the forthcoming Jewish Families in Europe, 1939-Present: History, Representation, and Memory (2014). Her two current research topics are the history of rescuers of Jews and East European Jewish childhood, 1945–1950. She is a recipient of many academic awards and fellowships, most recently the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Haifa University, spring semester 2013–2014.


  • Founder and Director, HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust, Brandeis University