"The Greater Germanic Reich: Nazification and the Creation of a New Dutch Identity in the Occupied Netherlands"
Mr. Joshua Sander is a PhD candidate in history and a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a native English speaker and possesses language skills in Dutch and German. While in residence at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Mr. Sander conducted research on his dissertation project “The Greater Germanic Reich: Nazification and the Creation of a New Dutch Identity in the Occupied Netherlands.”
Mr. Sander has received multiple academic honors and fellowships, including a 2013 Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization Fellowship from the Holocaust Education Foundation at Northwestern University, a 2011-2012 J. Wallace and Katie Dean Graduate Fellowship, the 2013-2014 William B. Anderson Award for Military History, and a 2014 W. K. McClure Scholarship for the Study of World Affairs, all from the University of Tennessee. He has also participated in several seminars and workshops. These include the 2013 Seminar on Archival and Historical Research at the Center for Jewish History in New York, the 2013 Southeast German Studies Workshop at the University of Tennessee, and the 2014 Summer Archival Seminar in Germany administered by the German Historical Institute.
For his Norman Raab Foundation Fellowship at the Mandel Center, Mr. Sander conducted research within a multitude of Museum collections, including the “Office of the US Chief of Counsel records relating to defendant Arthur Seyss-Inquart,” “Selected records from the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD),” and “Records relating to Jews in Amsterdam." Using these collections he investigated the success of Nazi attempts to create a new national identity among the Dutch populace during the occupation of the Netherlands.
Mr. Joshua Sander was in residence at the Mandel Center from September 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015.