Dr. Anna Sommer Schneider

    Dr. Anna Sommer Schneider teaches classes on the Holocaust, Holocaust and Gender, and Jewish Civilization at the Center for Jewish Civilization, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She received her PhD from the Department of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. She is the author of She’erit Hapletah: Surviving Remnant. The Activities of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Poland, 1945-1989, 2014 (published in Polish) and co-author of Rescue, Relief and Renewal: 100 Years of the Joint in Poland, 2014. In 2014, she co-curated an exhibition commemorating 100 years of the Joint’s work in Poland. She is also the author of numerous scholarly and critical articles on Holocaust memory and the history of the Jews in post-World War II Poland, published both in Polish and English. Her most recent writings include The Survival of ‘Yiddishkeit’: Impact of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee on Jewish Education in Poland, 1945-1989 in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry, Vol. 30 (forthcoming November, 2017).  She served as a Research Assistant at the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and has lectured frequently in Poland and America. She also has been serving as a guide and educator at the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oświęcim since 1998.