Joyce and Arthur Schechter Fellow Mr. Matthias Tronqual
Mr. Matthias Tronqual received an M.A. in Jewish history from Sorbonne University in Paris and an M.A. in philosophy and sociology from Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg, France. During his fellowship at the Museum, he was a Ph.D. candidate at Sorbonne University’s Ecole Pratiques des Hautes. For his Joyce and Arthur Schechter Fellowship, Mr. Tronqual conducted research for his project, “Which Images for Which Teaching(s) about the Holocaust?”
A scholar of photography, Mr. Tronqual curated the photographic exhibition that accompanied the important “Flâneries Littéraires Sépharades” colloquium in Paris, France.
During his tenure at the Center, he conducted a study on the representation of Holocaust photography in French and American textbooks since the 1970’s. He sought to understand how the Holocaust is integrated into American and French consciousness through the use of images. He explored the lessons conveyed through these images and the way in which the Holocaust is memorialized.