Current and former students:

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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,


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Emily Dabney
“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.


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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.

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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.


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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.

Image of Kathrin HaurandKathrin Haurand.
“Jewish Refugees in Teheran during World War II.”
Current Position: Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Fellow, Germany.

Image of Naama HavivNaama Haviv.
Current Position: Director of Development and Community Relations, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

Image of Alexis Herr, Ph.D.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.

Image of Stefan Ionescu, Ph.D.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.

Image of Jeffrey Koerber, Ph.D.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). Image of Alexandra KramenWorking 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.


Image of Natalya LazarNatalya Lazar.
“Czernowitz Jews and the Holocaust.” Current Position: Program Director, Initiative on Ukrainian-Jewish Shared History and the Holocaust in Ukraine, USHMM.

Image of Beth LilachBeth Lilach.
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.

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Abigail Miller.
“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.

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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.

Image of Michael NolteMichael Nolte.
“Hadamar, 1933-1945.”
Current Position: Learning Technologies Specialist, Sodexo, Germany.

Image of Ilana Offenberger, Ph.D.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.Image of Alicja Podbielska“The Memory of Rescue in Poland.”  Current Position: Vivian G. Prins Fellow, Museum of Jewish Heritage, NY.

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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.

Image of Raz Segal, Ph.D.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.

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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).

Image of Lotta Stone, Ph.D.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.