Cohort X Academic Year 2017-2018

  • Aleksandra Bańkowska

    Aleksandra Bańkowska
    Aleksandra Bańkowska’s dissertation will be a monograph on the work of the whole social welfare system for the Jews in German-occupied Warsaw undertaken since the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 until the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943. Due to directives issued by the German administration in occupied Poland, the majority of the Jewish population was ...
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  • Natali Beige

    Natali Beige
    Natali Beige, PhD candidate, Tel Aviv University Natali Beige’s PhD dissertation studies Šiauliai region in Lithuania, during World War II and the Holocaust, highlight Jewish life in the provincial towns, and expose the various German and local Lithuanian forces that took part in the implementation of the Final Solution in the region. Although an extensive historiography of the Holocaust in Lithuania exists, ...
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  • Ionela Ana Dăsculțu

    Ionela Ana Dăsculțu
    Ionela Ana Dăsculțu received her MA in Jewish Culture and Civilization from the University of Bucharest and her BA in History from the “Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu (Romania). Ionela is currently a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Haifa, Israel. She is completing a dissertation entitled “Jewish Children in Orphanages in Transnistria (1942-1944). History and Memory”, under ...
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  • Alexis Herr

    Alexis Herr
    Alexis Herr received her BA from Claremont McKenna College. She received her doctorate in Holocaust History from the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University. Ms. Herr has held teaching positions at Keene State College and Northeastern University. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the Saul Kagan Claims Conference Dissertation Fellowship (2012-2014);  and the ...
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  • Aline Pennewaard

    Aline Pennewaard
    Aline received her BA from Leiden University in the Netherlands and is currently a graduate student in the Holocaust Studies program at Haifa University. Her thesis is about the transports from the Netherlands to the concentration camps in 1942 and 1943: what can be learned from the deportation lists regarding the prior logistical planning of these deportations? She also looks ...
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  • Monika Rice

    Monika Rice
    Monika Rice, Ph.D., is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall University and Gratz College where she teaches a gamut of courses on the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian relations, and women’s spirituality. She has been a recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships and grants, among them: the Claims Conference Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies, Albert Abramson Fellowship in Holocaust Studies, the Hadassah-Brandeis ...
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  • Meghan Riley

    Meghan Riley
    Ms. Riley is studying Modern European History and her dissertation is on Aid Organizations in French Concentration and Internment Camps.
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  • Jason Tingler

    Jason Tingler
    PhD Candidate, Clark University Jason Tingler explores the Holocaust and interethnic relations in the Chełm region of Poland. Chełm, the mythical “town of fools,” is arguably the most popular place in Yiddish folklore, but Chełm was a genuine locality whose actual Jewish population bore no resemblance to the comical depiction of the “wise men.” Jews in this region had long lived ...
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  • Laurien Vastenhout

    Laurien Vastenhout
    PhD Candidate in History at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Laurien Vastenhout has eared an MA Degree in Holocaust and Genocide studies (2014) and an MPhil in History (2015), both at the University of Amsterdam. Recently, she co-lectured a Comparative Genocide Studies MA course at the same University (2017). Her dissertation examines the functioning of the Jewish Councils of the Netherlands, ...
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