About

The Author

I am a 24-year-old female PhD student; my current research focuses on digital applications in, and associated with, Holocaust museums. I am also Administrator for the Holocaust Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London. I currently volunteer with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and have previously volunteered with the Holocaust Educational Trust, the Wiener Library and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust.

Why 'A Week in Auschwitz'?

I began this blog in late June 2012, whilst completing the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum's International Summer Academy. The course takes place on-site at the former camp in Oświęcim, Poland, for a period of five days; therefore, I actually did spend the majority of my days for almost a week in Auschwitz itself. I wasn't sure if the blog would continue for very long, but as it has grown and people have come to recognise the name, I have decided not to change it.

This blog was shortlisted in the 'Education' category at the UK Blog Awards 2016, and longlisted in the UK Blog Awards 2017. I would like to thank all readers and followers for their unwavering support.