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Dr. Bob Moore
2002-2003 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellow

"The Rescue of Jews in Nazi Occupied Europe: A Comparative Perspective"

Professional Background

Dr. Bob Moore received a Ph.D. and a B.A. from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. During his fellowship at the Museum he was Reader in Modern History at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. For his Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research, Dr. Moore conducted research for his project “The Rescue of Jews in Nazi Occupied Europe: A Comparative Perspective.”

Dr. Moore has written several books and articles on the Holocaust in the Netherlands, prisoners of war, resistance in Nazi occupied Europe, and comparative studies in colonialism. Among his more well-known works are Resistance in Western Europe (Berg, 2000), Victims and Survivors: The Nazi Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands, 1940-1945 (Arnold, 1997), and Refugees from Nazi Germany in the Netherlands, 1933-1940 (Martinus Nijhoff, 1986). In addition to dozens of book chapters and scholarly articles, Dr. Moore has actively contributed to the multi-volume series Sources in European Political History (Macmillan 1989, 1991). Dr. Moore has received numerous grants and fellowships for his research from institutions including the British Academy, Kings College, the Ministerie van Onderwijs en Wetenschappen, and the British Association for Canadian Studies.

Fellowship Research

During his tenure at the Museum, Dr. Moore researched the many different forms of rescue, including the history of unsuccessful rescue attempts, rescue motivated exclusively by greed, rescue pursued with the aim of converting Jews, and rescue carried out in a sexually abusive manner. The research that he conducted prior to his fellowship focused heavily on Dutch cases; at the Museum Dr. Moore broadened the geographic scope of his analysis by utilizing the Museum’s collections from France and Belgium.

Dr. Moore was in residence at the Mandel Center from February 1 to April 1, 2003.