Noah Benninga, Ph.D.
Noah Benninga received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University for his 2016 dissertation, the “Material Culture of Prisoners in Auschwitz” (advisor: Moshe Zimmermann). Adapting the theoretical work of Joel Fineman (“The Anecdote” and “New Historicism”) to witness narratives and testimonies, this project identifies objects and practices employed by prisoners in Auschwitz-Birkenau that constituted everyday life in the camp.
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Alina Bothe, Ph.D.
Alina Bothe received her M.A. in History, Political Sciences and East and Southeast European History from Freie Universität Berlin, where she also received her Ph.D. in History. She was a Research Fellow at the Center for Jewish Studies Berlin-Brandenburg, and has taught diverse classes at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, as well as IES ... Read more
Robin Buller, Ph.D. Candidate
Robin Buller’s dissertation examines the history of Sephardi Jewish immigrants in Paris during the interwar period and the Holocaust. Hailing from the recently dismantled Ottoman Empire, this population numbered upwards of twenty-thousand individuals at the outbreak of the Second World War.
Ms. Buller is particularly interested in connecting Jewish history and Holocaust studies by asking how the cultural and ... Read more
Alicja Jarkowska-Natkaniec, Ph.D.
Alicja Jarkowska-Natkaniec, Ph.D., graduated from the Jagiellonian University with a degree in Jewish Studies.
She has participated in several scientific grants in Poland concerning the field of Jewish Studies and Holocaust Studies. She has also taken part in a dozen well-attended scientific conferences and has published many scientific articles related to Holocaust Studies.
Jarkowska-Natkaniec is also a co-author of two ... Read more
Anne-Christin Klotz, Ph.D. Candidate
Anne’s dissertation examines individual and collective reactions of Polish-Jewish journalists who wrote for the Yiddish daily press in Warsaw about the events in Nazi Germany from the moment of Hitler’s rise to power in January 1933 up to the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and the following months.
The history of the Yiddish press during the 1930’s, ... Read more
Agnieszka Witkowska-Krych, Ph.D. Student
Agnieszka Witkowska-Krych received her first M.A. in Cultural Studies, her second M.A. in Hebrew Studies (both within the College of Inter-Faculty Studies in Humanities, University of Warsaw) and the third M.A. in Sociology (Collegium Civitas). Agnieszka is currently a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw, Poland.
The doctoral thesis she will ... Read more