October 16, 2001
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM ANNOUNCES CENTER FOR ADVANCED HOLOCAUST STUDIES FELLOWS FOR 2001-2002
Museum Hosts 26 International Scholars
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) announces the appointment of 26 fellows for the 2001-2002 academic year. The fellows, including postdoctoral scholars and doctoral candidates from the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Australia, Poland, Romania, Israel, and Lithuania, represent a diversity of disciplines, research areas, and approaches to study of the Holocaust.
As the Museum’s scholarly center, the CAHS explores new avenues of research and teaching about the Holocaust, and seeks to broaden public understanding of these events. The Center’s visiting scholars program, research initiatives, archival collection program, seminars for faculty, research workshops, publications, symposia and other activities have established the Museum as one of the world’s principal venues for Holocaust scholarship.
As part of its mission, the CAHS awards fellowships to leading Holocaust scholars worldwide. Scholars are selected through an international competition. Since 1994, 112 scholars from around the world have been awarded Museum fellowships.
Fellows in residence have access to the Museum’s rich collections of more than 13 million textual records, photographic and film archives, the library, oral histories, music, and other scholarly resources. In addition, fellows interact with Museum staff and other distinguished Holocaust scholars, enabling them to test their ideas, share their research findings, debate methodological or interpretive approaches, and develop comparative frameworks for their projects.
“The Museum encourages accomplished as well as promising young Holocaust scholars to pursue their research here,” states CAHS Director, Paul Shapiro. “By allowing the fellows to focus exclusively on their research, at an institution dedicated to study of the Holocaust and in the company of other serious scholars from the US and abroad, the CAHS plays an important role in expanding the perspectives of individual scholars and advancing the Holocaust studies community as a whole.”
Information about the Center’s annual visiting fellowship competition is available on the Museum’s website at www.ushmm.org.
The list below includes the fellows who will be in-residence 2001-2002 with their institutional affiliations, titles of their research projects, and residency periods at the Museum:
Viorel Achim, Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow, Researcher, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Romania, “Romanian Sources on the Deportation of Romanian Gypsies to Transnistria, 1942-1944,” November 2001-February 2002.
Andrew Apostolou, Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow, Oxford University, “The Holocaust in Greece,” June 2002-August 2002.
Vadim Doubson, Matthew Family Fellow, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, “Evacuation and Flight of Jews from the Russian Republic During the Holocaust,” January 2002-April 2002.
Hilary Earl, University of Toronto, Canada, “Accidental Justice: The Trial of Otto Ohlendorf and the Einsatzgruppe,” October 2001-April 2002.
Alice Freifeld, Life Reborn Fellow, Assistant Professor, University of Florida at Gainesville, “Displaced Hungarian Jewry, 1945-1948,” June 2001-August 2001.
Simone Gigliotti, Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow, University of Melbourne Australia, “Deportation and the Genocidal Experience,” December 2001-March 2002.
Stephen Heder, Lecturer, University of London, England, “French Cambodia, Communism, and Genocide,” January 2002-April 2002.
Robert Kuwalek, Kosciuszko Foundation Fellow, Historian, State Museum of Majdanek, Poland, “The Concentration Camp Majdanek and Aktion Reinhard,” Spring 2002.
Berel Lang, Ina Levine Scholar, Professor of Humanities, Trinity College, “Genocide and the Concept of Group Rights,” September 2001-June 2002.
Sarunas Liekis, Miles Lerman Center Fellow, Associate Professor, Lithuanian Law University, Lithuania, “Jewish Partisans,” October 2001-February 2002.
Michael Livingston, Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow, Professor of Law, Rutgers University, “Prelude to the Holocaust: The Italian Race Laws in Historical Perspective,” January 2002-August 2002.
Ralf Melzer, Joyce and Arthur Schechter Fellow, Free University of Berlin, Germany, “Freemasonry in Nazi Germany,” June 2001-August 2001.
Barbara Milewski, Princeton University, “Prisoners’ Songs from the Nazi Concentration Camps,” January 2002-April 2002.
Joachim Neander, Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow, Researcher, Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum, “German Prisoners at Auschwitz,” January 2002-May 2002.
Victor Neumann, Rosenzweig Fellow, Professor, West University Timisoara, Romania, “The Zionists from the Banat and Southern Transylvania Deported to Transnistria,” June 2001-August 2001.
Katrin Paehler, American University, “Espionage, Ideology, and Personal Politics: The Making and Unmaking of a Nazi Foreign Intelligence Service,” October 2001- January 2002.
Gunnar Paulsson, Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow, Lecturer, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, “Recent Debates on the Holocaust: A Historiographical Survey,” January 2002- August 2002.
Katrin Reichelt, Humboldt University, Germany, “The Holocaust and Collaboration in Latvia, 1941-1945,” September 2001- January 2002.
Phillip Rutherford, Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow, Pennsylvania State University, “Race, Space and the ‘Polish Question:’ Nazi Deportation Policy in Reichsgau Wartheland, 1939-1941,” January 2002-April 2002.
Thomas Sandkuehler, Miles Lerman Center Fellow, Professor, Bielefeld University, Germany, “Jewish Life in The Warsaw Ghetto: The Diaries of Chaim Kaplan, 1939-1942,” May 2002-August 2002.
Gerhard Weinberg, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar, Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, “World War II Era Leaders and Their Ideological Visions of the Post-War World,” September 2001-February 2002.
Lenore Weitzman, Miles Lerman Center Fellow, Professor of Sociology, George Mason University, “Female Couriers in the Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust,” February 2002-May 2002.
Alexandra Wenck, Researcher, Historikerkommission Republic of Austria, “American Immigration Policies Versus German Offers of Jewish Emigration,” March 2002- May 2002.
Joseph White, Adjunct Assistant Professor, American University, “A Content Analysis of Racial Policy and Terror in the Wartime German Press,” June 2001-August 2001.
Elisabeth Yavnai, London School of Economics, England, “The U.S. Army Trials of Nazi War Criminals Held at Dachau,” June 2001-September 2001.
Anna Ziebinska, Kosciuszko Foundation Fellow, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, “Historiography, Trauma Theory and the Holocaust,” Spring 2002.