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Joanna Beata Michlic

Joanna Beata Michlic is a social and cultural historian, and founder and first Director of HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust at Brandeis University. She is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL Centre for the Study of Collective Violence, the Holocaust and Genocide, UCL Institute for Advanced Studies, London. The focus of her research is on the social and cultural history of eastern European Jews, with a special emphasis on childhood experiences and individual and collective memories of the Holocaust. Her major publications include Neighbors Respond: The Controversy about Jedwabne (2004; co-edited with Antony Polonsky), Poland’s Threatening Other:The Image of the Jew from 1880 to the Present, and Bringing the Dark Past to Light: The Reception of the Holocaust in Postcommunist Europe, co-edited with John-Paul Himka (Lincoln, NUP, 2012). She is the editor of Jewish Families in Europe, 1939-Present: History, Representation, and Memory, (New England University Press/Brandeis University Press, January 2017).

Rebecca Clifford

Rebecca Clifford is Associate Professor of Modern History at Swansea University. Her key scholarly interests are memory studies, oral history, history of the Holocaust, and histories of childhood and children. Her current project, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship, examines the post-war lives of child survivors of the Holocaust. It will be published as a book, Orphans of the Storm: Children after the Holocaust, by Yale University Press in 2020.