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Ms. Rebecca Carter-Chand

Rebecca Carter-Chand
2012-2013 Cummings Foundation Fellowship

"Doing Good in Bad Times: The Salvation Army in Nazi Germany"

Professional Background

Ms. Carter-Chand is currently a PhD candidate in History at the University of Toronto in Canada. She is researching and writing her dissertation, “Doing Good in Bad Times: The Salvation Army in Nazi Germany.”

Her publications include a review of Daniel Heinz, Hg., Freikirchen und Juden im “Dritten Reich”: Instrumentalisierte Heilsgeschichte, antisemitische Vorurteile und verdrängte Schuld, (Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2011), appearing in ACCH Quarterly (Association of Contemporary Church Historians), December 2011, as well as reviews in H-German,

Ms. Carter-Chand has presented the following papers at conferences: “When Victims Admit Guilt: Postwar Statements of Guilt Among Christian Minority Groups in Germany and the Legacy of Antisemitism,” Centre for Jewish Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Toronto, March 2012; “Quakers, Jews, and other Outcasts: Anglo-American Christian Minorities in Nazi Germany,” Special Day-Symposium, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, July 2010; “Anglo-American Religious Minorities in Nazi Germany: Quaker-Jewish Relations as a Test Case,” American-Canadian Conference for German History, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, April 2010; and “Stealing a Good Reputation: The Salvation Army in the Third Reich,” Midwest German History Workshop, University of Toronto, Toronto, September 2008.

She has received a variety of awards and scholarships including a Claims Conference Fellowship, a SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Doctoral Award and numerous awards from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Jewish Studies and JIGES (Joint Initiative in German and European Studies). She was the 2006 Golgorer Intern at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the USHMM and was a participant in the 2009 ITS Workshop at the Museum. Her languages include German and French.

Fellowship Research

For her Cummings Foundation Fellowship, Ms. Carter-Chand researched “Doing Good in Bad Times: The Salvation Army in Nazi Germany.”

Ms. Carter-Chand was in residence at the Center from October 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.