Cohort I – Academic year 2008-2009

  • Waitman W. Beorn Ph.D.

    Waitman W. Beorn Ph.D.
    Dr. Waitman Wade Beorn is currently the Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and assistant professor of History at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  He teaches courses in German history, European history, the Holocaust, comparative genocide, and ...
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  • Rebecca Carter-Chand

    Rebecca Carter-Chand
    Rebecca Carter-Chand is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of History and the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Her advisor is Doris Bergen. Her dissertation is entitled, “Doing Good in Bad Times: The Quakers, Salvation Army and ...
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  • Isaac Hershkowitz

    Isaac Hershkowitz
    Cohort I Mr. Hershkowitz writes, “My main area of research, rabbinic theological and sociological responses to the Shoah, has been reviewed (by Greenberg, Schindler, Polen, Farbstein, etc.), yet I feel it has not been appreciated enough by theological and moral researchers ...
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  • Na’ama Shik Ph.D.

    Na'ama Shik Ph.D.
    Na’ama studies the Jewish female experience in Auschwitz-Birkenau. In addition to her native Hebrew, she has full mastery of English, and plans to study Yiddish improve her German. She has published several articles concerning her primary research focus, the mother-daughter ...
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  • Eric C. Steinhart

    Eric C. Steinhart
    Cohort I Eric’s dissertation, tentatively titled “Creating Killers: The Nazification of the Black Sea Germans, 1941-1944,” probes the relationship between SS Volksdeutsche policy and the prominent role of Soviet ethnic Germans in the Holocaust in southern Ukraine. In addition to his ...
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  • Sylwia Szymanska-Smolkin

    Sylwia Szymanska-Smolkin
    Claims Conference Fellows come from, and are studying in, numerous countries. Sylwia Szymanska-Smolkin, originally from Poland, is one of the scholars whose research is partially funded by the Claims Conference. Sylwia is studying the Polish Police and their dealings with the ...
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  • Kim Wünschmann Ph.D.

    Kim Wünschmann Ph.D.
    “Jewish history, the Shoah and Germany’s Nazi past are fields of interest that have accompanied me for most of my conscious life. Already as a young teenager, I read the diary of Anne Frank, Imre Kertesz’ Fateless, Primo Levi’s works, ...
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