Program Section Director, ICEAH, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Oświęcim, Poland
Alicja Białecka is an educator and researcher at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim, specializing in the remembrance of Auschwitz and its representations in literature, as well as in the educational dimension of memorial sites in the context of European identity. As an expert she is a member of the Consultative and Advisory Committee for Holocaust Education at the Polish Ministry of Education. She is also a museum curator and since 2006 has been the Head of Educational Programs Section at the International Center for Education about Auschwitz and the Holocaust. She received her Master’s degree in English Philology and Linguistics at the Modern Language and Literature Department of the Silesian University, and is working for her PhD in literature at the Department of Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Polish Studies of the Jagiellonian University. Selected publications: In the Shadow of Auschwitz, in: Working to Make a Difference. The Personal and Pedagogical Stories of Holocaust Educators across the Globe, ed. by Samuel Totten (2003); Education at the Auschwitz Memorial Site and its Role in Shaping Contemporary European Identity, in Auschwitz and the Holocaust. Dilemma and Challenges of Polish Education, ed. Piotr Trojański (2008).