Cohort VIII – Academic year 2015-2016

  • Stephanie Corazza

    Stephanie CorazzaStephanie Corazza’s dissertation examines child welfare workers who rescued Jewish children during the Holocaust in France. She follows these workers as they navigated different sites of relief and rescue, including French internment camps, children’s homes run by charities, and foster ... Read more
  • Caroline Cormier

    Caroline CormierCaroline Cormier’s dissertation examines the large-scale disruption to Jewish homes that took place in Nazi Germany in the late 1930s. Specifically, her research explores the displacement of Jews from their private residences and their forced relocation into Nazi-designated ‘Jew Houses’, ... Read more
  • Talia Farkash

    Talia FarkashTalia Farkash’s doctoral thesis, supervised by Prof. Sara Bender, studies the history of the Jews of the town Tarnow, located in the Krakow district in Poland, during World War II and the Holocaust, 1939-1944. The research aims to examine the response ... Read more
  • Melanie Hembera

    Melanie HemberaMelanie Hembera received an MA in Medieval and Modern History and Political Science at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. She successfully defended her PhD thesis, “The Shoah in the District of Cracow in the General Government; The City of Tarnów ... Read more
  • Irina Rebrova

    Irina RebrovaIrina Rebrova is originally from the South of Russia and is studying at the Center for Research on Anti-Semitism, Technical University Berlin. In her Ph.D. project, she studies early evidence of the Holocaust and the memory politics about it in ... Read more
  • Dr. Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe

    Dr. Grzegorz Rossoliński-LiebeDr. Grzegorz Rossoliński-Liebe investigates the Polish collaboration with the Germans during the Second World War. In contrast to the Polish resistance and the German occupation of Poland, the subject of the German-Polish collaboration has not yet been investigated in depth. As ... Read more
  • Joanna Sliwa

    Joanna SliwaJoanna Sliwa’s research examines daily life and inter-ethnic relations in extremis. Specifically, Ms. Sliwa’s dissertation focuses on the Holocaust in Krakow, Poland from the perspective of Jewish children’s experiences. She approaches the topic from multiple angles – the German authorities, Jewish ... Read more
  • Allison Somogyi

    Allison SomogyiAllison Somogyi received a B.A. in History at Grinnell College in 2009 and an M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation chronicles the history of everyday life of the Jewish community in Budapest ... Read more
  • Fielder Valone

    Fielder ValoneFielder Valone earned a dual bachelor’s degree in History and American Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 2011. He is the author of “Destroying the Ties that Bind: Rituals of Humiliation and the Holocaust in Provincial Lithuania” ... Read more