Dr. Edyta Gawron

Dr. Edyta Gawron is a Assistant Professor at the Institute of Jewish Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The former director of the Centre for the Study of the History and Culture of Krakow Jews (2009-2017). Dr. Gawron is a Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Board of European Holocaust Research Infrastructure project.  She is also the President of the Management Board of Galicia Jewish Heritage Institute Foundation (Galicia Jewish Museum, since 2011) and the expert of European Commission (since 2013).

She specializes in the 20th century history of Jews in Poland, in particular Krakow, and the contemporary Jewish Diaspora. Dr. Gawron is the author of dozens of publications on Holocaust and post-Holocaust history of Jews in Poland. The curator and co-curator of several exhibitions and museums (including historical museum in Oskar Schindler’s Factory and the most recent one “Helena Rubinstein. First Lady of Beauty” at Galicia Jewish Museum).

A recipient of post-doctoral scholarship at Yad Vashem (International Institute for Holocaust Research, 2006/2007), US State Department scholarship (International Visitor Leadership Program, 2008) and US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC (2019). She has also received several scholarships within the Erasmus+ program and worked as a visiting scholar at several universities, including Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) and University of Haifa Israel).



Nie tylko Kroke. Historia Żydów krakowskich, edited by Edyta Gawron and Michał Galas, Wydawnictwo Literackie, Kraków 2022 (co-editor & co-author) [book in Polish]

Bednarek Monika, Gawron, Edyta, Jeżowski, Grzegorz, Zbroja, Barbara, Zimmerer, Katarzyna, Kraków – under Nazi Occupation 1939-1945, Kraków: Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa, Kraków 2011 (co-author)

Gawron, Edyta, Jakimyszyn-Gadocha, Anna, Marosz Magdalena, Maślak-Maciejewska Alicja, Zbroja Barbara (eds.), The History of the Jews of Krakow. Sources from the collection of the National Archives in Krakow, Archiwum Narodowe w Krakowie, Kraków 2028 (co-editor and co-author)

Hagada kobiet / A Women’s Haggadah, Projekt kobiecej grupy Kol Isha, JCC Krakow, Wydawnictwo Austeria, Kraków-Budapeszt-Syrakuzy 2022 (co-author)

Gawron, Edyta, Remembrance, Revival and Rethinking Jewishness: The Challenges of Contemporary Jewish Communities in Central Europe [in:] Jewish Europe Today. Between Memory and Everyday Life, Marcelo Dimenstein and Ewa Tartakowsky (eds.) Austeria Publishing House, Kraków 2020, pp. 231-239.

Gawron, Edyta, Salo W. Baron at the Jagiellonian University [in:] The Enduring Legacy of Salo W. Baron, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Edward Dąbrowa (eds.), Krakow, Jagiellonian University Press 2017, pp. 69-80.

Gawron, Edyta, The Jewish City; The Holocaust and Rebirth [in:] Kraków. History & Art, Jacek Purchla (academic editor), International Cultural Centre, Krakow 2019, pp. 122-123; 248-249.

Ben Z. Redner, A Policeman in Lwow. An Early Account, 1941-1943, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 2015 (academic editor

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