Current and former students:
Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D.
“Return Home: Holocaust Survivors Reestablishing Lives in Postwar Vienna.” Graduated, 2016. Published as: The Compromise of Return: Holocaust Survivors Reestablishing Lives in Postwar Vienna (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2021)
Current Position: Director, Visiting Scholar Programs, Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Center For Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.
Sara Brown, Ph.D.
“Gender and Agency: Women Rescuers and Perpetrators during the Genocide in Rwanda.” Graduated, 2016. Published as: Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Perpetrators and Rescuers (London: Routledge, 2017). (Routledge’s “Studies in Gender and Security” series.) Current Position: Director, Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ.
Beth Cohen, Ph.D.
“Case Closed”: Holocaust Survivors in America, 1946-1954.” Graduated, 2003. Published as: Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar America (Rutgers University Press, 2007). Current Position: Lecturer, History and Jewish Studies, California State University, Northridge; Research Associate, The Berenbaum Group.
Sarah Cushman, Ph.D
“The Women of Birkenau: The Women’s Camp at Auschwitz -Birkenau.” Graduated, 2010. Current Position: Director, Holocaust Educational Foundation, Northwestern University,
“Forced Labor in the Maghreb, 1940-1943.”
Current Position: Senior Assistant to the COO/Associate VP of Development and Alumni Relations, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Daan de Leeuw (G4)
Working title: “The Geography of Slave Labor: Dutch Jews and the Third Reich, 1942-1945.” Research currently supported by a Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund Grant.
Tiberiu Galis, Ph.D.
“Transitional Justice and Transition to a New Regime: Making Sense of Uncertain Times.” Graduated, 2015.
Current Position: Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, New York and Poland.
Adara Goldberg, Ph.D.
“We Were Called Greenies: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Canada.” Graduated, 2012. Published as: Holocaust Survivors in Canada: Exclusion, Inclusion, Transformation, 1947 – 1955 (University of Manitoba Press, 2015). Winner: Western Canada Jewish Book Award. Holocaust Category. Inaugural award.
Current Position: Director, Holocaust Resource Center/Council on Global Education and Citizenship, Kean University, Union, NJ.
Simon Goldberg (G6).
“Writing and Rewriting the History of the Kovno Ghetto.” Research currently supported by a Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture doctoral scholarship.
“Jewish Refugees in Teheran during World War II.”
Current Position: Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Fellow, Germany.
Current Position: Director of Development and Community Relations, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.
Alexis Herr, Ph.D.
“Fossoli di Carpi: The History and Memory of the Holocaust in Italy.” Graduated, 2014. Published as: The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942 – 1952 (Palgrave Macmillan Italian Studies, 2016). Current Position: Lecturer, San Francisco State University.
Stefan Ionescu, Ph.D.
“Romanianization: Greed, Opportunism, Corruption, and Resistance in World War II Bucharest.” Graduated, 2013. Published as: Jewish Resistance to Romanianization, 1940 – 1944 (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in the History of Genocide, 2015). Current Position: Theodore Zev and Alice R. Weiss -Holocaust Educational Foundation Associate Professor in Holocaust Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Jeffrey Koerber, Ph.D.
“Born in the Borderlands: Jewish Youth and Their Response to Oppression and Genocide, 1933 – 1948.” Graduated, 2015. Published as: Borderland Generation: Soviet and Polish Jews under Hitler (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2020). Current Position: Assistant Professor of Holocaust History, Chapman University.
Alexandra Kramen (G4).Working title: “’Justice, justice shall you pursue’: The Struggle for Post-Holocaust Justice in the Jewish Displaced Persons Community of Föhrenwald.” Research currently supported by an American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives Fellowship.
“Czernowitz Jews and the Holocaust.” Current Position: Program Director, Initiative on Ukrainian-Jewish Shared History and the Holocaust in Ukraine, USHMM.
“Aftermath of Liberation: Jewish Life in Displaced Persons Camps, Germany 1945-1957.” Current Position: Director of Education, Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, Toronto, Canada.
“The Transmission of Holocaust Memory in Argentina: From the Refugee Survivors to the Generation of the Disappeared.”
Current Position: Senior Grants Research Associate, Hanover Research.
Khatchig Mouradian, Ph.D.
“Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917.” Graduated, 2016. Published as: The Resistance Network: The Armenian Genocide and Humanitarianism in Ottoman Syria during WWI (Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2021).
Current Position: Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor, Columbia University.
Current Position: Learning Technologies Specialist, Sodexo, Germany.
Ilana Offenberger, Ph.D.
“The Nazification of Vienna and the Response of the Viennese Jews.” Graduated 2010. Awarded the Radomir Luza Prize. Published as: The Jews of of Nazi Vienna, 1938-1945: Rescue and Destruction (Palgrave Macmillan Studies in the History of Genocide, 2017). Current Position: Lecturer, History Department, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
Alicja Podbielska.“The Memory of Rescue in Poland.” Current Position: Vivian G. Prins Fellow, Museum of Jewish Heritage, NY.
Christine Schmidt, Ph.D.
“The Plateau of Hospitality: Jewish Refugee Life on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon.” Graduated, 2003.
Current Position: Deputy Director and Head of Research, The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide, London.
Raz Segal, Ph.D.
“Disintegration: Social Breakdown and Political Mass Violence in Subcarpathian Rus.” Graduated, 2013. Published as: Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914 – 1945 (Stanford University Press, 2016) Current Position: Associate Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sara and Sam Schoffer Professor of Holocaust Studies, Stockton University.
Joanna Sliwa, Ph.D.
“Concealed Presence: Jewish Children in Nazi-Occupied Kraków.” Graduated, 2016. To be published as Jewish Childhood in Kraków: A Microhistory of the Holocaust (Rutgers University Press, 2021). Current Position: Historian, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference).
Lotta Stone, Ph.D.
“Seeking Asylum: Jewish Refugees to South Africa 1930-1948.” Graduated, 2010. Current Position: Historian and Research Associate, The Middleton Place Foundation.