Lidia Jerkiewicz

– is a scholar of German philology and literature focusing on the literature and culture of the Jews in the 19th and 20th centuries and a translator from German to Polish, mainly in literature, science and historical sources in the field of Jewish studies. Her dissertation on the “Jewish Question” in the Kingdom of Poland, 1815-1830, was written under the supervision of Prof. Marcin Wodziński. Jerkiewicz has worked as a project assistant at the University of Wrocław, where she translated, among others, handwritten source texts for the history of the nineteenth-century Christian missions to the Jews (see: Agnieszka Jagodzińska, Missions and literature of the London Society for the Promotion of Christianity among Jews in 1809-1939, Cracow-Budapest 2017); and has worked as an academic consultant for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN on its “Challenges of Modernity (1772-1914)” gallery.

In 2007-2016 she coordinated academic and cultural projects for the Jewish Studies program and was responsible for the organization and administration of academic and didactic activities. Since 2016 she has been cooperating with the Department on various scholarly projects, including “Jewish Wrocław: People – Places – Events”. As of 2017 she has been involved as a translator from German for the project on the canon of memoir literature by the Polish Jews (module: National Heritage). Jerkiewicz is the editorial secretary of the Polish Association for Jewish Studies’ semi-annual publication “Studia Judaica.”


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