2005–06 Yetta and Jacob Gelman Fellow on the Holocaust in Romania Ms. Georgeta Pana
Ms. Georgeta Pana received an M.A. in Hebrew studies and a B.A. in religious history from the University of Bucharest (Romania). During her fellowship at the Museum, she was a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Bucharest. For her Yetta and Jacob Gelman Fellowship on the Holocaust in Romania, Ms. Pana conducted research on her project, “The Romanian Christian Cults and Domestic Antisemitism, 1938-1944.”
Ms. Pana is the author of “Emergency Ordinance No. 31/2002 and (some) Consequences of its not being Applied” (Observatorul Cultural, 2004), “The Lesson of the Holocaust for the 21st Century” (Observatorul Cultural, 2004), and “The Right to Conversion for Romanian Jews, 1940-1944” (Dosarele Istoriei, 2003). Ms. Pana has studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Central European University, and has participated in a seminar on the Holocaust at Yad Vashem. She assisted in the Romanian translation of the report written by the International Commission on the Holocaust in Romania, which was presented to Romanian President Ion Iliescu in 2005.
While in residence at the Center, Ms. Pana studied political and religious antisemitism in Romania during the Holocaust, focusing on the correlation between the two forms of anti-Semitism. She examined the complex relationship between antisemitism in the Romanian Churches and the fate of Romanian Jews during the Holocaust.