Core Areas

Cultural Studies, Memory Studies, Hebrew Studies, Yiddish Language and Culture, Holocaust Studies, Oral History and Social Archives.

 

Research Project

The current research project is entitled ‘Underground Archive of the Bialystok Ghetto and Cultural Memory: The Legacy of Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff in Hebrew, Polish and Yiddish’.

The main focus of the project are the works of the leader of the Jewish resistance in Bialystok Ghetto Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff who initiated the Underground Archive of the ghetto. In the PhD dissertation Weronika analyzed Mordechai Tenenbaum’s legacy in the context of Memory Studies combining Redaction Criticism, Narrative Analysis and the Concept of Cultural Memory. She concentrates on the Hebrew editions of Tenenbaum’s works and investigates the limits of the editors’ influence on the published material.

 

Background

PhD in Literature, Hebrew Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies (University of Warsaw), BA and MA in Cultural Studies with specialty Hebrew Studies (summa cum laude), MA student in Sociology and Anthropology with specialty Mediations and Negotiations. She studied also at the Hebrew University, Lund University, Tel Aviv University and Vilnius University. In 2015-2017 lecturer at the Taube Department of Jewish Studies, University of Wroclaw; since 2016 lecturer at the Open University of University of Warsaw.

 

Selected Publications

  • Mordechai Tenenbaum-Tamaroff’ – the biographical article in: The Polish Biographical Dictionary of Polish Academy of Science (forthcoming in 2019).
  • Co czytano w czasie Zagłady? Refleksja nad powieścią „Czterdzieści dni Musa Dah” w kontekście żydowskiego ruchu oporu (The readings during the Shoah. Reflections on the Franz Werfel’s novel Forty Days of Musa Dagh in the context of the Jewish resistence movement) in: Studia Judaica. Bulletin of the Polish Association of Jewish Studies (vol. 2) 2017.
  • with Aleksandra Bańkowska, Podziemne Archiwum Białostockiego Getta. Archiwum Mersika-Tenenbauma (The Underground Archive of Bialystok Ghetto. Mersik-Tenenbaum Archive) in: Holocaust Studies and Materials, Polish Center for Holocaust Research (vol. 9) 2012.