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Ms. Stacy Veeder

Ms. Stacy Veeder
2017-2018 Lydia and David Zimmern Memorial Fellow

"Everywhere Walls, Everywhere Laws: Assimilation, Persecution and Identity in Correspondence from the Concentration Camps of France"

Professional Background

Ms. Stacy Veeder is currently a PhD Candidate in History and Genocide Studies at the University of New York at Albany. She holds an MSc in human rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science in England and a BA in history from NYU in New York. As the Lydia and David Zimmern Memorial Fellow, at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Ms. Veeder will be conducting research for her project “Everywhere Walls, Everywhere Laws: Assimilation, Persecution and Identity in Correspondence from the Concentration Camps of France.”

Ms. Veeder is fluent in English and French and has reading and conversation skills in Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

Ms. Veeder is the winner of several awards and fellowships. She has been a Claims Conference Saul Kagan Fellow in Advanced Shoah and Genocide Studies from 2016 to this year. In 2015 she received the Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellowship to travel and perform research in Poland, along with a grant from the American Academy of Research and the Morris Altman Research Award in Jewish Studies. In 2016, she was the awarded the Samuel and Jennie Zippin Scholarship and worked within the United Nations Department of Political Affairs in genocide and atrocity prevention.

Fellowship Research

While in residence at the Mandel Center, Ms. Veeder performed research on the wartime correspondence of hundreds of Jewish individuals interned in France, citizens who denounced or advocated for them, and the response of French officials. This correspondence has revealed a multifarious discourse regarding arrest, internment and deportation measures in France and who was considered capable of belonging within the nation. Drawing on the Museum's resources, she used the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine, Archives de Drancy, Fichiers et Cahiers des Camps de Pithiviers, Beaune-la-Rolande, Vernet, Gurs, and les Milles collections to analyze the conditions and lived reality in the camps, their administration, and the deportations of prisoners therein.

Ms. Veeder was in residence from November 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.