Meet the Fellows

Learn more about research done by some of the most promising young leaders in Shoah Scholarship.

To help ensure that serious study and research of the Holocaust continues even after survivors are gone, the Claims Conference Saul Kagan Fellowships program has provided academic fellowships to Ph.D. students since 2008. Each academic year, seven new fellowships are granted and these newly admitted students comprise a Cohort. In 2013, the program expanded to include funding for Post-doctoral candidates as well. Both Ph.D. and Post-doc Kagan Fellows may apply for a renewal of funding, but only for a second consecutive year. Kagan Fellows come from, and are studying in, numerous countries, and utilize archives around the world.

Current Fellows

  • Denisa Nešťáková

    Denisa Nešťáková
    Denisa Nešťáková, Ph.D., graduated from the Comenius University in Bratislava, with a degree in General History. Her dissertation was dedicated to Arab-Jewish relations during British Mandate for Palestine through the perspective of the German Temple Society. Denisa Nešťáková’s current project Privileged ...
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  • Emanuel Marius Grec

    Emanuel Marius Grec
    Emanuel Marius Grec is a PhD Candidate in history at Heidelberg University, Germany. He is currently working on his dissertation titled “The Perpetrators of the Odessa Massacre: War-Crimes Trials in Postwar Romania (1944-1948)”, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Tanja ...
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  • Eugenia Mihalcea

    Eugenia Mihalcea
    Eugenia Mihalcea is a Ph.D. candidate in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel. In her doctoral dissertation (supervised by Prof. Stefan Ihrig), The Holocaust in Transnistria: its (hi)story and post-war memory, she examines how Transnistria was created as ...
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  • Katarzyna Grzybowska

    Katarzyna Grzybowska
    Katarzyna Grzybowska is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, a member of the Research Center for Memory Cultures and the Curatorial Collective. Since 2018 she has participated in the Global Education ...
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  • Nikolaus Hagen

    Nikolaus Hagen
    Nikolaus Hagen received his PhD in history from the University of Innsbruck in 2018. He has been the recipient of a joint postdoctoral fellowship of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies and Yale University’s Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. ...
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  • Simon Goldberg

    Simon Goldberg
    Simon Goldberg’s dissertation, supervised by Prof. Debórah Dwork, investigates the production of knowledge about the Kovno (Kaunas) ghetto in Lithuania. Records created by members of the Jewish council and Jewish police have long dominated scholarly and popular imagination about Kovno. ...
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