Dr. Joanna Sliwa is a historian of the Holocaust and Polish Jewish history. She received a PhD in History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. She currently serves as Historian at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference).
Sliwa has served as Archives Project Specialist at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and as assistant program manager of a fellowship on ethics for graduate students in professional schools at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
Sliwa has taught at Rutgers University – New Brunswick, Kean University, and served as Faculty Adviser to the Master Teacher Institute in Holocaust Education at the Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life at Rutgers.
Sliwa has also served as a researcher, translator, and a foreign language consultant for projects ranging from academic texts to websites and films.
She speaks to a wide range of groups on topics related to the Holocaust, Jewish history, and Polish history.