Jewish History Expert to Speak at Steel Museum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Annamaria Orla-Bukowska, a social anthropologist from Jagiellonian University in Poland, will speak at the Youngstown Historical Center of Labor and Industry at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29.

The lecture, “Jews and Jewishness in post-communist Poland: Past steps forward, present steps backward,” is sponsored by Youngstown State University’s Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies.

Orla-Bukowska’s concentration is on relationships between the Christian and Jewish populations of Poland. In addition to her current work at Jageillonian University in Krakow – funded by a three-year grant from the Polish Ministry of Research and Higher Education – she served as a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew & Jewish Studies in 1999, as the 2004 Yad Vashem Fellow in Jerusalem and a fellow at University of Rochester in 2009.

She also wrote a chapter for “The Politics of Memory in Postwar Europe” and served as co-editor of “Rethinking Poles and Jews: Troubled past, brighter future.”

For more information on the lecture, contact Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies director Jacob Ari Labendz at

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