"Stepping Out of the Hara: The Experiences of Jewish Women in Tunisia during the Second World War"
Dr. Daniel Lee is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom). He possesses language skills in English, French, Hebrew, and Italian. While in residence at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Dr. Lee conducted research for his project, “Stepping out of the Hara: The Experiences of Jewish Women in Tunisia during the Second World War.”
Dr. Lee is the author of Pétain’s Jewish Children: French Jewish Youth and the Vichy Regime (Oxford University Press, 2014) and “France, Vichy and Public Antisemitism: Seeing the Past Clearly?”, co-authored with Elizabeth Marcus in The Guardian (5 March 2013). He has presented several papers at scholarly conferences and seminars, including "Inclusion or Marginalisation? Vichy France’s Ministry of Youth and the Jewish Question, 1940–1942" at the Association for Jewish Studies 45th Annual Conference in Boston and "The Experiences of Jewish Women in French North Africa during the Second World War" at the 2012 Biennial Lessons and Legacies Conference at Northwestern University.
For his Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Dr. Lee examined the gendered nature of the Tunisian Jewish experience first under Vichy control (1940-1942) and later under German Occupation (1942-1943), using the Museum’s vast collection on North African Jewry, including the papers of the Tunisian relief organization Comité ouvrier de secours immédiat (Immediate Relief Workers' Committee).
Dr. Lee was in residence at the Mandel Center from December 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015.