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.
Cristina Andriani, Ph.D. '13
"Swords or Plowshares? Holocaust Collective Memories and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict."
Psychotherapist, Private Practice, North Grafton.
Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D. '16
"Return Home: Holocaust Survivors Reestablishing Lives in Postwar Vienna."
International Tracing Service Program Manager, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.
Sara Brown, Ph.D. '16
"Gender and Agency: Women Rescuers and Perpetrators During the Genocide in Rwanda."
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, USC Shoah Foundation- Institute for Visual History and Education, San Diego, CA
Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Rescuers and as Perpetrators, Routledge 2017.
Beth Cohen, Ph.D. '03
"Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar America, 1946-1954.">
Lecturer, History and Jewish Studies, California State University, Northridge, CA. Research Associate, The Berenbaum Group, Los Angeles CA
Child Survivors of the Holocaust: The Youngest Remnant and the American Experience, Rutgers University Press, forthcoming 2018; Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar America (New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, January 2007.
Sarah Cushman, Ph.D. '10
"The Women of Birkenau."
Director, Holocaust Educational Foundation, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Tiberiu Galis, Ph.D. '15
“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.
Reconstruction Atrocity Prevention (Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, October 2015)
Michael Geheran, Ph.D '16
"Betrayed Comradeship: German-Jewish WWI Veterans under Hitler."
Post-doctoral Fellow in History and Genocide/ Mass Atrocity Studies, West Point United States Military Academy, New York
Adara Goldberg, Ph.D. '12
"We Were Called Greenies: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Canada."
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Stockton University, NJ
Holocaust Survivors in Canada: Exclusion, Inclusion, Transformation, 1947-1955. University of Manitoba Press, 2015.
Naama Haviv, MA '06
"The Pre-Conditions for ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ through ‘Population Transfer’: The Case of Israel-Palestine."
Director of Development and Community Relations, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Los Angeles, CA.
Alexis Herr, Ph.D. '14
"Fossoli di Carpi: The History and Memory of the Holocaust in Italy."
Associate Director of the Jewish Familiy and Children's Services Holocaust Center, California
The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952, Palgrave Macmillan US, March 30, 2016.
Stefan Ionescu, Ph.D. '13
"Romanization: Greed, Opportunism, Corruption, and Resistance in World War II Bucharest."
Senior Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Hugo Valentin Center, Department of History, Uppsala University, Sweden
Jewish Resistance to 'Romanianization', 1940-1944, Palgrave Macmillan UK: Palgrave Macmillan, April 2015
Jeffrey Koerber, Ph.D. '15
"Born in the Borderlands: The Response of Jewish Youth to Oppression and Genocide, 1933-1948."
Assistant Professor of Holocaust History, Chapman University, Chapman, CA.
Robin Krause, MA '12
"German Opposition to Genocide: The Case of the Herero, 1904-1907."
Social Studies Teacher, South Oldham High School, Crestwood, Kentucky.
Umit Kurt, Ph.D. '16
"The Making of the Aintab Elite: Social Support, Local Incentives and Provincial Motives Behind the Armenian Genocide (1890s-1920s)"
Polonsky Fellow, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
with Taner Akçam) The Spirit of the Laws: Plunder of Wealth in the Armendian Genocide, Berghahn Books, 2017.
Beth Lilach, MA '12
"Aftermath of Liberation: Jewish Life in Displaced Persons Camps, Germany 1945-1957."
Senior Director of Education and Community Affairs, Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Long Island, New York.
Khachador Mouradian, Ph.D. '16
"Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917."
ikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Department, Columbia University, New York, NY
Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1916", Études arméniennes contemporaines, Vol. 7 (2016).
Ilana Offenberger, Ph.D. '10
"The Nazification of Vienna and the Response of the Viennese Jews."
Full-time Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
The Jews of Nazi Vienna, 1938-1945, Palgrave Macmillan US, 2017.
Mihai Poliec, Ph.D. '18
"A Dangerous Proximity: The Civilian Complicity During the Holocaust in Romania's Borderlands, 1941-1944."
Christine Schmidt, Ph.D. '03
"The Plateau of Hospitality: Jewish Refugee Life on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon"
Deputy Director and Head of Research, The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London
Raz Segal, Ph.D. '13
"Disintegration: Social Breakdown and Political Mass Violence in Subcarpathain Rus.'"
Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sara and Sam Schoffer Professor of Holocaust Studies, Stockton University, NJ.
Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016; Days of Ruin: The Jews of Munkacs During the Holocaust,Yad Vashem Publications, 2013.
Joanna Sliwa, Ph.D.'16
"Jewish Children in Nazi-Occupied Kraków."
Historian, Claims Conference Fellow (The Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany) *
Lotta Stone, Ph.D. '10
"Seeking Asylum: Jewish Refugees to South Africa 1930-1948."
Historian and Research Associate, Middleton Place Foundation, Charleston, South Carolina