"Accounting for the Holocaust: Reparations and the Irreparable in the Czech Republic"
Ms. Krista Hegburg earned an M.A. and an M. Phil. at Columbia University and a B.A. at the Johns Hopkins University. During her fellowship at the Museum, she was a Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Columbia University. For her Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research, Ms. Hegburg conducted research for her project “Accounting for the Holocaust: Reparations and the Irreparable in the Czech Republic.”
The recipient of several prestigious awards, Ms. Hegburg has been awarded fellowships from The International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education (Wroclaw, Poland), Columbia University, and the Harriman Institute. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award, a Price Scholarship, a FLAS fellowship and a Scheps Research Scholarship. Ms. Hegburg is Co-founder and Advisory Board Member of the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education of the University of Lower Silesia (Wroclaw, Poland), where she also teaches anthropology. She has presented on her research at scholarly conferences in the United States, Poland, and the Czech Republic.
During her tenure at the Museum, Ms. Hegburg conducted historical research to complement her ethnographic fieldwork on post-Holocaust reparations to Czech citizens. She examined the extent to which suffering and loss can be compensated in monetary terms and the relationship between trauma and its narration. Ms. Hegburg’s study focused on three victim groups: Jews, Roma, and political prisoners.
Ms. Hegburg was in residence at the Mandel Center from November 1, 2005 to February 28, 2006.