Prof. Barbara Engelking awarded
The Award Committee of the Jan Karski and Pola Nirenska Award has announced that Prof. Barbara Engelking of Warsaw, Poland, was named the recipient of this year’s prize.
Endowed by Prof. Jan Karski at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in 1992, the $5,000 prize goes to authors of published works documenting Polish-Jewish relations and Jewish contributions to Polish culture.
The winner was chosen by the Award Committee whose members are Prof. Jerzy Tomaszewski, Prof. Feliks Tych, Prof. Paweł Śpiewak (director, Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw), Dr. Jonathan Brent (Executive Director, YIVO Institute For Jewish Research). The award ceremony will be held in September at the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw.
Prof. Barbara Engelking is associated with the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw where she heads the Polish Center for Holocaust Research. She is an academic consultant of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, a co-author and academic supervisor of the Holocaust gallery.