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Poland, World War Two, Second World War, 20th Century Europe, Cold War, Holocaust, Concentration Camps, Germany, Auschwitz
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About Me

Alina Nowobilska is a historical research assistant who has worked under Historians such as Nikolaus Wachsmann and Jessica Reinisch, translating from Polish to English and studying various forms of documents and the like. 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.

She┬ádivides her time between England and Poland. Being of Polish heritage, her great grandfather was the General in defence of Lwow in 1939 and her grandfather took part in the Warsaw Uprising against the Germans in 1944, her research covers multiple topics within the sphere of Polish history and she holds a special interest in people’s personal stories.

When not roaming around Europe or blogging she spends her time on social media, educating the public about her historical specialities. She has visited schools and given talks to children and pre-teens regarding various topics of the Second World War, including Concentration camps, as well as public talks in England like Chalke Valley History Festival, We Have Ways Fest and various conferences in the UK and abroad. She also is a tour guide around Auschwitz as well as Warsaw and other concentration and death camps.

She is also the co-host for the successful podcast History Hack which is available on Spotify, Apple Music and other various music platforms.

Alina has also appeared multiple times on Polish TV, Halo Polonia and on other Polish platforms and well-known TV stations like National Geographic.

Recent Publications

“Confronting the Holocaust, Documents on the Polish Government in Exile’s Policy Concerning Jews 1939-1945” – Editor

Media Coverage
Polsat 2018, Halo Polonia 2019 & 2017, WW2TV 2020 & 2021, TVP Info 2022, BBC Radio 2022
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Genocide, Holocaust & Nazi Persecution, Migration & Immigration, World War II