Alina Nowobilska - Instytut Pileckiego

Alina Nowobilska is a historian of east-central Europe specialising in Poles in concentration camps, more specifically the history of KL Auschwitz. She graduated from Birkbeck University with an MA in European History, and her dissertation was on the survival of the first mass transport into Auschwitz on 14 June 1940, she also passed her exams as a tour guide at Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in 2020. Over the past four years she has worked closely with other historians as a research assistant. A founding member of the popular History Podcast “History Hack” on which she runs a Polish history segment “Pole Position” which explores different aspects of Polish history throughout the ages. Her ongoing research is about the impact of popular history on the history of concentration camps and how does that reflect the knowledge of the public. She is currently working in The Center for Totalitarian Studies of the Pilecki Institute and was one of the editors of the collection of documents “Confronting the Holocaust, Documents on the Polish Government in Exile’s Policy Concerning Jews 1939-1945” published by PISM in 2021.