Mazel tov to our alumna Anna Cichopek-Gajraj, who was awarded the 2015 Barbara Heldt Prize (honorable mention) for the best book by a woman in Slavic/Eastern European/Eurasian Studies for her book Beyond Violence: Jewish Survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-48. She also received the 2016 Shofar Zakhor Award from the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors' Association for exhibiting and carrying the work of Holocaust education, Holocaust remembrance, and community interaction.