Areas of Expertise
- The postwar Jewish community of Vienna
- The records of the International Tracing Service digital archive
- Holocaust survivors, particularly in the United States and Austria
Dr. Anthony joined the Mandel Center in 2013 as the International Tracing Service staff scholar and, since 2019, serves as the director of Visiting Scholar Programs, which support significant research and writing about the Holocaust and related topics with a particular goal of ensuring the development of a new generation of scholars. As director, she manages an annual research fellowship program for scholars of all relevant disciplines and career levels from around the world, as well as a summer fellowship program for early career graduate students enrolled at North American universities.
Dr. Anthony’s research focuses on the postwar Jewish community of Vienna and the records of the International Tracing Service (ITS) archive. Her book, The Compromise of Return: Viennese Jews after the Holocaust, is forthcoming in spring 2021, a co-publication of Wayne State University Press and the Museum.
Dr. Anthony first worked at the Museum from 1998–2004, including one year in the Mandel Center’s Visiting Scholar Programs and five years in the Museum’s Office of Survivor Affairs. From 2005–2007, Dr. Anthony was a case worker and case work manager for HIAS in Vienna, Austria. She held a Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Fellowship at the Mandel Center and a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Austria.
- PhD, history, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2016
- MSW, community organizing, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, Maryland, 1997
- BA, liberal arts (concentration: economics), St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, Maryland, 1993
- The Compromise of Return: Viennese Jews after the Holocaust (2021)
- “Rebuilding and Renewing Viennese Jewish Identity after the Holocaust” in Agency and the Holocaust: Essays in Honor of Debórah Dwork, edited by Thomas Kühne and Mary Jane Rein (2020)
- “The First Returnees: Holocaust Survivors in Vienna in the Immediate Postwar Period” in Lessons and Legacies XII: New Directions in Holocaust Research and Education, edited by Wendy Lower and Lauren Faulkner Rossi (2017)
- Freilegungen: Spiegelungen der NS-Verfolgung und ihrer Konsequenzen, Jahrbuch des International Tracing Service, Vol. 4, coeditor (2015)
- “Representations of Sexual Violence in ITS Documentation: Concentration Camp Brothels” in Freilegungen: Spiegelungen der NS-Verfolgung und ihrer Konsequenzen, Jahrbuch des International Tracing Service, Vol. 4 (2015)
Select Presentations and Interviews
- The Compromise of Return: Viennese Jews after the Holocaust, August 2021 New Books in Genocide Studies podcast
- The Compromise of Return: Viennese Jews after the Holocaust, June 2021 book presentation, Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington, DC
- “Free to Wait: Refugees & Returning to Life,” May 2021 keynote co-panelist at Liberation75: Global Gathering of Holocaust Survivors, Descendants, Educators, and Friends
- “My Name is Sara,” panelist at March 2021 film screening and discussion
- First Person: Conversations with Holocaust Survivors, 2018 interview with Halina Peabody
- “Archives of the Second World War: Their Impact on History and Humanity,” 2018 panel at the Museum of Jewish Heritage