J. Marek Haltof, Ph.D., Professor of English, Northern Michigan University. Professor Haltof has written extensively about the representation of the Holocaust in Polish cinema, particularly the works of Andrzej Wajda, Wanda Jakubowska, and Andrzej Munk.
Author of Polish National Cinema (Berghahn, 2002); The New Polish Cinema (co-editor), (Flicks Books, 2002); The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance (Wallflower Press, 2004).
John Guzlowski, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Contemporary American Literature, Eastern Illinois University. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in 1948 to parents who met in a slave labor camp, he has spent his life using his stark and powerful verse to peer through his parents’ eyes, wringing poignant beauty from their terrors. Author of Lighting and Ashes (Steel Toe Books, 2007) and Third Winter of War: Buchenwald (Finishing Line Press, 2007).
Jae Jennifer Rossman, M.L.S., Assistant Director for Special Collections, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University. Curator of the 2002 Yale University Exhibit on Polish designer and publisher Anatol Girs, who published We Were in Auschwitz by Janusz Nel Siedlecki, Krystyn Olszewski and Tadeusz Borowski.
Alicia Nitecki, Ph.D, Professor Emerita of English, Bentley University
Nitecki was two years old in 1944 when she and her family were arrested and deported to a labor camp in Lauterbach. She has spent the latter part of her professional life immersed in the literature of the Holocaust. Author of Recovered Land (UMass Press, 1995). Translator of We Were in Auschwitz, Siedlecki, et al. (Welcome Rain, 2000); Postal Indiscretions: The Correspondence of Tadeusz Borowski (Northwestern University Press, 2005); The Old Guard, Mieczyslaw Lurczynski (SUNY Press, 2010); Letters from Under the Mulberry Tree, Gustaw Morcinek (unpublished); Drohobycz, Drohobycz and Other Stories: True Tales from the Holocaust and Life After, Henryk Grynberg (Penguin, 2002)
Marco Sonzogni, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Italian, School of Languages and Cultures, Victoria University of Wellington. Widely published academic and an
award-winning editor, poet and literary translator currently working in a new experimental area of research: the study of the book cover as a form of inter-semiotic translation.