Life After the Center
As Holocaust museums and memorials proliferate, Center alumni are poised to assume leadership positions. Indeed they are doing just that as they continue to embrace opportunities for further research and public service. As the only program to provide doctoral education in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies, the Center is proud to serve as a training ground for future curators, education directors, and historians who will advance the field and enhance the education of teachers, students, and the public. Their activities, reported below, attest to the value of the Center’s enterprise of rigorous doctoral education.
Elizabeth Anthony (ABD)
"Return Home: Holocaust Survivors Reestablishing Lives in Postwar Vienna"
Beth Cohen, Ph.D.
"Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar America, 1946-1954" Graduated, October 2003.
Weinstein Gold Distinguished Visiting Professor of Holocaust History at Chapman University, Orange, CA.
Sarah Cushman, Ph.D
"The Women of Birkenau" Graduated, October 2010.
Director of Youth Education, Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, New York
Emily Dabney (ABD)
"Forced Labor in the Maghreb"
Tiberiu Galis (ABD)
“Transitional Justice and Transition to a New Regime: Making Sense of Uncertain Times”
Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, New York and Poland
Adara Goldberg, Ph.D.
"We Were Called Greenies: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Canada", Graduated May 2012.
Education Director, Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Naama Haviv, MA
"The Pre-Conditions for ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ through ‘Population Transfer’: The Case of Israel-Palestine" Graduated MA, October 2006.
Assistant Director, Jewish World Watch, Los Angeles, CA
Alexis Herr (ABD)
"In the Shadow of Fossoli di Carpi: The History and Memory of the Holocaust in Italy"
Saul Kagan Claims Conference Academic Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies, 2011-2012
Stefan Ionescu (ABD)
"Romanization: Greed, Opportunism, Corruption, and Resistance in World War II Bucharest"
Associate Researcher, Department of History and the Rodgers Center, Chapman University.
Jeffrey Koerber (ABD)
“Born in the Borderlands: Jewish Youth and Their Response to Oppression and Genocide, 1933–1948"
Research Associate and Holocaust History Fellow, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chapman University.
Robin Krause, M.A.
"German Opposition to Genocide: The Case of the Herero, 1904-1907", Graduated May 2012.
Social Studies Teacher, South Oldham High School, Crestwood, Kentucky.
Beth Lilach, M.A.
"Aftermath of Liberation: Jewish Life in Displaced Persons Camps, Germany 1945-1957"
Director of Education, The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, NY
Jody Manning (ABD)
"Living in the Shadow of Auschwitz and Dachau: Memorial, Community, Symbolism and the Palimpsest of Memory"
Ilana Offenberger, Ph.D
"The Nazification of Vienna and the Response of the Viennese Jews" Graduated, May 2010.
Full-time Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Christine Schmidt, Ph.D.
"The Plateau of Hospitality: Jewish Refugee Life on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon" Graduated, October 2003.
International Tracing Service Archives Researcher, Wiener Library, London (starting February 2013).
Raz Segal, (ABD)
"The Disintegration of a Borderland Society: Genocide and Mass Violence in Subcarpathain Rus'"
Lady Davis Post Doctoral Fellowship, Lady Davis Foundation Trust, 2013-2014
Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship, 2012-2013
Teaching Fellow, International MA Program in Holocaust Studies, University of Haifa
Lotta Stone, Ph.D.
"Seeking Asylum: Jewish Refugees to South Africa 1930-1948" Graduated, May 2010.
Director of Educational Outreach, Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Hollywood, FL.