Cohort VI – Academic year 2013-2014

Cohort VI is our first cohort with both Ph.D. and Postdoctoral candidates. Istvan Pal Adam, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Bristol, UK A native Hungarian, Mr. Adam’s research incorporates files of a post-war denazifying process, testimonies, autobiographical sources and contemporary journals to show how an otherwise insignificant group of ordinary Hungarians became intermediaries between…

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, Art Spiegelman’s Maus comic and other important works of Shoah literature which have profoundly influenced…

Instructions for Ph.D. Candidates

The application process is through the Fluxx portal system (see previous page for link to application process) and all the instructions as to how to complete and upload documents are there.  You will need to upload into Fluxx: – General information – An academic resume/CV (no more than two pages) – A two-paragraph abstract, followed…

Multimedia

Professor David Cesarani – Royal Holloway, University of London Dr. David Silberklang – Yad Vashem Fellows in the Media Cohort V Fellow Laura Brade awarded Fulbright: The Daily Tar Heel 4/2/12 Cohort V Fellow Robert Braun’s blog Cohort III Fellow Ella Florsheim discussed Yiddish Culture at Hebrew University in 2009 Cohort III Fellow Erin Leib…

Saul Kagan

Saul Kagan was the architect of Holocaust compensation and restitution. He made it his life’s calling to attain a small measure of justice for those Jews who had managed to survive the Shoah, and in so doing, became the backbone of an unparalleled historic endeavor. Saul Kagan recollections of negotiations in 1952 Saul Kagan spent…

Summer Workshops

The Kagan Fellowship Summer Workshops are a huge highlight of the Fellowship Program. The Kagan Fellowship Academic Committee professors and the fellows come together to share their scholarship, learn from each other, exchange ideas, and form a community within the field of Shoah studies. The summer workshop is alternately hosted by Yad Vashem in Jerusalem…

Contact Us

The Saul Kagan Fellowship Program in Advanced Shoah Studies is managed by Dr. Joanna Sliwa. If you have any questions about the program or would like to get more information, please feel free to contact Joanna. Email: Joanna.Sliwa@claimscon.org Mailing address: Claims Conference, Office of Kagan Fellowships Attn: Dr. Joanna Sliwa 1359 Broadway, suite 2000 New…

Cohort V – Academic year 2012-2013

Meet the Fellows… Susanne Barth, Ph.D. candidate, Carl-von-Ossietzky-University of Oldenburg, Germany Ms. Barth is working on a dissertation project called “The Oberschlesische Hydrierwerke AG and the Auschwitz Subcamp of Blechhammer, 1939-1945.” Blechhammer was a large complex of labour camps belonging to the synfuel plant Oberschlesische Hydrierwerke AG, established in 1939-1940 in Upper Silesia. Nearly 50,000…

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 native English, he is fluent in German and has a command of Russian and…

Eligibility & Requirements for Ph.D. Candidates

Eligibility To be eligible for the Saul Kagan Fellowship In Advanced Shoah Studies, a candidate must be in the dissertation phase of a Ph.D. program that supports their research of the Holocaust. Eligible disciplines are those in which serious research will make the greatest contribution to future knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust, including but not limited…