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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.

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Featured Alumni

Michael Geheran, Ph.D. ’16, Dr. Thomas Kühne, and Joanna Sliwa, Ph.D. ’16.

“Education in Violence: Training Guards in Nazi Concentration Camps and Killing Centers”

Position Starting in Fall 2019:

Assistant Clinical Professor of History and the Co-Director of the World War II Studies, MA Degree Program at Arizona State University

 

 

“Swords or Plowshares? Holocaust Collective Memories and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict.”

Current Position:
Psychotherapist, Private Practice, North Grafton.

“Return Home: Holocaust Survivors Reestablishing Lives in Postwar Vienna.”

Current Position: 
Director, Visiting Scholar Programs,  Jack Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.

“Gender and Agency: Women Rescuers and Perpetrators During the Genocide in Rwanda.”

Current Position: 

Director of the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education (Chhange) at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, New Jersey

Publication:
Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Rescuers and as Perpetrators, Routledge 2017.

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“Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar America, 1946-1954.”>

Current Position:
Lecturer, History and Jewish Studies, California State University, Northridge, CA. Research Associate, The Berenbaum Group, Los Angeles CA

Publications:
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.

“The Women of Birkenau: The Women’s Camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau”

Current Position:
Director, Holocaust Educational Foundation, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

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“Transitional Justice and Transition to a New Regime: Making Sense of Uncertain Times.”

Current Position:
Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, New York and Poland.

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Publication:
Reconstruction Atrocity Prevention (Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, October 2015)

“Betrayed Comradeship: German-Jewish WWI Veterans under Hitler.”

Current Position:

Deputy Director, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at United States Military Academy at West Point, New York

 

“We Were Called Greenies: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Canada.”

Current Position:
Director, Holocaust Resource Center/Council on Global Education and Citizenship, Kean University, Union, NJ

Publication:
Holocaust Survivors in Canada: Exclusion, Inclusion, Transformation, 1947-1955. University of Manitoba Press, 2015.

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“The Pre-Conditions for ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ through ‘Population Transfer’: The Case of Israel-Palestine.”

Current Position:
Director of Development and Community Relations, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Los Angeles, CA.

“Fossoli di Carpi: The History and Memory of the Holocaust in Italy.”

Current Position:
Lecturer, San Francisco State University

Publications:
The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952, Palgrave Macmillan US, March 30, 2016.

Darfur Genocide: The Essential Reference Guide (2020)

Rwandan Genocide: The Essential Reference Guide

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“Romanianization: Greed, Opportunism, Corruption, and Resistance in World War II Bucharest.”

Current Position:
Theodore Zev and Alice R. Weiss – Holocaust Educational Foundation Visiting Associate Professor in Holocaust Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Publication:
Jewish Resistance to ‘Romanianization’, 1940-1944, Palgrave Macmillan UK: Palgrave Macmillan, April 2015

“Borderland Generation: Soviet and Polish Jews under Hitler”

Published by: Syracuse University- October 2019

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Holocaust History, Chapman University, Chapman, CA.

“German Opposition to Genocide: The Case of the Herero, 1904-1907.”

Current Position:
Social Studies Teacher, South Oldham High School, Crestwood, Kentucky.

“The Making of the Aintab Elite: Social Support, Local Incentives and Provincial Motives Behind the Armenian Genocide (1890s-1920s)”

Current Position: 
Polonsky Fellow, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel

Publication:
with Taner Akçam) The Spirit of the Laws: Plunder of Wealth in the Armenian Genocide, Berghahn Books, 2017.

“Aftermath of Liberation: Jewish Life in Displaced Persons Camps, Germany 1945-1957.”

Current Position:
Director of Education, Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, Toronto, Canada

“Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917.”

Current Position:
Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies Department, Columbia University, New York, NY

Publication:
Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1916″, Études arméniennes contemporaines, Vol. 7 (2016).

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“The Nazification of Vienna and the Response of the Viennese Jews.”

Current Position:
Lecturer, History Department, University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth.

Publication:
The Jews of Nazi Vienna, 1938-1945, Palgrave Macmillan US, 2017.

“A Dangerous Proximity: The Civilian Complicity During the Holocaust in Romania’s Borderlands, 1941-1944.”

Current Position:

Postgraduate Research Associate- Historian Subject Matter Expert by SNA International. The Global Leader in Forensics and Human Identification.

Publication:
The Holocaust in the Romanian Borderlands: The Arc of Civilian Complicity, Routledge, 2019.

“The Plateau of Hospitality: Jewish Refugee Life on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon”

Current Position:
Deputy Director and Head of Research, The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London

“Disintegration: Social Breakdown and Political Mass Violence in Subcarpathian Rus.’”

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Sara and Sam Schoffer Professor of Holocaust Studies, Stockton University, NJ.

Publication:
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.

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“Concealed Presence: Jewish Children in German-Occupied Kraków.”

Current Position:
Historian, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference)

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“Seeking Asylum: Jewish Refugees to South Africa 1930-1948.”

Current Position:
Historian and Research Associate, The Middleton Place Foundation, Charleston, South Carolina