Current and former students:

Betsy Anthony.6.11Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D.
“Return Home: Holocaust Survivors Reestablishing Lives in Postwar Vienna.” Graduated, 2016.
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.

SONY DSCBeth 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 CushmanSarah Cushman, Ph.D
“The Women of Birkenau: The Women’s Camp at Auschwitz -Birkenau.” Graduated, 2010.  Current Position: Director, Holocaust Educational Foundation, Northwestern University, Evanston IL.

Emily Bio Pic 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.

Daan de Leeuw (G3)
Working title: “The Geography of Slave Labor: Dutch Jews and the Third Reich, 1942-1945.”


Tibi.2010Tiberiu 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.

adaragoldbergpicAdara 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  Simon Goldberg (G5).
“Writing and Rewriting the History of the Kovno Ghetto”

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

naama-haviv-sized-2Naama Haviv.
Current Position: Director of Development and Community Relations, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

Herr_photoAlexis 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 IonescuStefan 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.

JeffJeffrey Koerber, Ph.D.
“Born in the Borderlands: Jewish Youth and Their Response to Oppression and Genocide, 1933 – 1948.” To be published as: Borderland Generation: Soviet and Polish Jews under Hitler by Syracuse University Press.   Graduated, 2015.  Current Position: Assistant Professor of Holocaust History, Chapman University.


Alexandra Kramen (G3).

Working title: “’Justice, justice shall you pursue’:  The Struggle for Post-Holocaust Justice in the Jewish Displaced Persons Community of Föhrenwald.”

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

Lilach (3)Beth 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.

 Abigail Miller.
“The Transmission of Holocaust Memory in Argentina: From the Refugee Survivors to the Generation of the Disappeared.”
Current Position: Director of Education, Holocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and Education, Suffern, New York.

Khatchig MouradianKhatchig Mouradian, Ph.D.
“Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917.” Graduated, 2016.
Current Position: Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor, Columbia University.

Nolte_pictureMichael Nolte.
“Hadamar, 1933-1945.”
Current Position: Learning Technologies Specialist, Sodexo, Germany.

ilanaIlana 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.

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

DSC_0012 (2)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: Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sara and Sam Schoffer Professor of Holocaust Studies, Stockton University.

SONY DSCJoanna Sliwa, Ph.D.
“Concealed Presence: Jewish Children in Nazi-Occupied Kraków.” Graduated, 2016.  Current Position: Historian, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference).

SONY DSCLotta Stone, Ph.D.
“Seeking Asylum: Jewish Refugees to South Africa 1930-1948.” Graduated, 2010. Current Position: Historian and Research Associate, The Middleton Place Foundation.