Anna Sommer

Anna Sommer
Anna Sommer
Associate Teaching Professor
 

Associate Professor of Teaching

Associate Director, Center for Jewish Civilization


Anna Sommer Schneider received her Ph.D. 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 (published in Poland in 2014) and Rescue, Relief and Renewal: 100 Years of the Joint in Poland, published in the fall of 2014. 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 Catholic Church, Radio Maria and the Question of Antisemitsm in Poland which appeared in the volume, Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives in spring, 2013.  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 for over 16 years.


Areas of Expertise: Jewish Studies

  • PhD Jagiellonian University, Jewish Studies

Selected Publications

She’erit Hapletah: Surviving Remnant. The Activities of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Poland, 1945-1989 (2014)

The Catholic Church, Radio Maria and the Question of Antisemitsm in Poland which appeared in the volume, Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives (2013)