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Katka Reszke

Katka Reszke is a Polish-born, U.S.-based writer, documentary filmmaker, photographer and researcher in Jewish history, culture, and identity. Currently affiliated with Brandeis University, Katka holds a Doctorate in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of "Return Of The Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland" (2013) and the screenwriter of the acclaimed documentary film "Karski & The Lords of Humanity" (2015). As a writer and filmmaker, Katka specializes in Polish-Jewish history and relations, as well as human rights, social justice, minority and gender issues. Katka Reszke lectures on different aspects of the Polish-Jewish experience at educational and cultural institutions in North America, Europe and Israel. Recipient of fellowships from the Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture and the Mandel Foundation, Katka is a member of the ROI Community – A Schusterman Initiative, and a contributor to the core exhibition of POLIN – The Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Her upcoming research-creation project is "The Meshugene Effect" – a book and an experimental documentary featuring personal narratives of several Polish women, who embark on a pursuit of Jewish identity following an irrational feeling, a hunch about having Jewish ancestry. The project explores cultural and discursive contingencies surrounding religion, gender and authenticity and how they affect the way we make sense of experiences of memory and transition. All of this set against the landscape of troubled Polish-Jewish history and a new curious Polish-Jewish present. For more info go to www.katkareszke.com

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, March 6

11:00am EST