Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska is Professor of American and Comparative Literature and Head of the Center for Jewish Studies at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. A translator from English and Yiddish, she has held visiting fellowships at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Columbia University and Brandeis University. Her major publications include Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Poland: Exile and Return [in Polish] (1994), Contemporary Jewish Writing in Poland: An Anthology (together with Antony Polonsky, 2001) and Shades of Identity: Jewish Literature As a Multilingual Phenomenon [in Polish] (2004).

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Krystyna Zywulska

Krystyna ?ywulska published her war memoirs, Przezylam Oswiecim (I Survived Auschwitz), in which she does not mention her Jewish origin at all and presents herself as a Christian Pole (for example, she mentions receiving parcels and celebrating Christmas), although in several places she expresses sympathy for the plight of Jewish prisoners and victims. In 1963, however, she published another autobiographical novel, Pusta woda (Empty water), which covers an earlier period of her stay in the Warsaw ghetto and in which she speaks from her Jewish point of view.

Mina Tomkiewicz

Mina Tomkiewicz's first book, Tam si? tez zylo (There Life Also Went On), registers her own experiences as well as those of other Polish Jewish families transported in August 1943 from the Polski Hotel to Bergen Belsen. Bomby i myszy (Of Bombs and Mice), her only, highly autobiographical, novel was first published in a Hebrew translation in 1955 and in Polish in London in 1966.

Hanna Krall

Hanna Krall was born on May 20, 1937 in Warsaw into an assimilated Jewish family. Her parents and other relatives perished in the Majdanek concentration and death camp, while she survived with the help of some Poles, moving between the village of Krasnogliny, Warsaw, Ryki, the Albertine cloister in Zyczyn and other places.

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