Cohort XII – Academic Year 2019-2020

  • Cohort XII – Academic Year 2019-2020

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  • Kamil Kijek

    Kamil Kijek Kamil Kijek,  Ph.D., graduated from the University of Wroclaw, with a degree in Sociology and Jewish Studies.   He has been a Prins Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Jewish History in New York and Sosland Family Fellow at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. During his doctoral studies he held ... Read more
  • Lovro Kralj

    Lovro Kralj Lovro Kralj’s dissertation “Paving the Road to Death: Antisemitism in the Ustasha Movement 1929-1945,” reinterprets the importance of antisemitism in the Croatian fascist Ustasha movement. Given the fact that the Ustasha ideological core was initially not antisemitic, questions as to why and how they adopted antisemitism has not been adequately answered. Kralj challenges historiographical interpretations which reduce the Ustasha antisemitism to mere imitation of Nazism and ... Read more
  • Paula Chan

    Paula Chan Paula Chan’s dissertation examines the Extraordinary State Commission created by Stalin’s government to gather evidence of Nazi crimes during World War II. These investigations generated an enormous amount of material – more than 43,000 files – that remained off-limits even to Soviet researchers until after the collapse of the USSR. In the years since, the release of these documents has fueled the massive expansion of ... Read more
  • Sari J. Siegel

    Sari J. Siegel Sari J. Siegel received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California in 2018. Written under the guidance of Prof. Wolf Gruner, her dissertation, entitled “Between Coercion and Resistance: Jewish Prisoner-Physicians in Nazi Camps, 1940-1945,” explores the roles and conduct of these medical men and women and the motivations of the myriad parties who pursued the doctors’ assignments. In doing so, it demonstrates ... Read more