“Beyond Faith and Between Nations: American Humanitarians, Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust"
Mr. Steven Baumann is currently PhD Candidate in History at Temple University (USA) and Host of “The Hour of History Podcast.” He holds a M.S. Degree in Education from St. John’s University (USA), and a M.A. Degree in History from Brooklyn College (USA). As the William J. Lowenberg Memorial Fellow on America, the Holocaust and the Jews fellow at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Mr. Baumann will be conducting research for his study, “Beyond Faith and Between Nations: American Humanitarians, Jewish Refugees and the Holocaust.”
Mr. Baumann is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, most recently the Jews in the Americas Fellowship awarded by The Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish History and the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida (USA). In 2018, he presented his paper, “The Finca Paso Seco: Unearthing Cuban Voices at an American Quaker Farm for European Jewish Refugees in Cuba, 1939-1941” at the Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba (Cuba).
Mr. Baumann is fluent in English. He also has reading and writing skills in Spanish, French, Korean, and Chinese.
Drawing on Museum resources, Mr. Baumann will explore interactions between American Quakers and Jewish refugees, focusing on the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) its response to the Jewish refugee crisis and to the Holocaust through a global case-study approach. He seeks to understand how both groups navigated challenges to overcome restrictive U.S. immigration policies.
Mr. Baumann will be in residence through September 30, 2019, and can be contacted at his museum email email@example.com.