“After They Left: Looted Jewish Apartments and the Private Perception of the Holocaust."
Dr. Carolin Lange is currently Senior Provenance Researcher at the State Office for Non-State Museums in Munich (Germany). She earned her PhD in Philology from Ruhr University Bochum (Germany). As the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellow at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Dr. Lange will be conducting research for her project, "After They Left: Looted Jewish Apartments and the Private Perception of the Holocaust."
Dr. Lange is the author of “Restitution von jüdischem Kulturgut,” in Jüdisches Kulturgut. Erkennen, Bewahren, Vermitteln (2017). She is also the author of, “After They Left: Looted Jewish Apartments and the Private Perception of the Holocaust,” which is currently under review for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. Dr. Lange is the recipient of a Research Fellowship from the German Lost Art Foundation, a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service and the Max Planck-Society.
Since 2017, she is the academic program director of the certificate of advanced studies course in provenance research with the Free University Berlin (Germany). Dr. Lange is also a board member of the Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung e.V., the largest association of international provenance researchers.
Drawing on Museum resources, Dr. Lange’s research will question the emotional consequences and impact on buyers of illegally acquisitioned property. She seeks to explore the afterlife of objects. Her research will examine how individuals coped with their acquired possessions and how their behavior changed in relation to the escalation of the Holocaust. Dr. Lange will also explore how families deal with the presence of such objects in their households today by analyzing the continuing possession over subsequent generations.
Dr. Lange will be in residence until May 31, 2019 and can be contacted at her museum e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.