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Dr. Elizabeth Anthony

Director, Visiting Scholar Programs
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

Contact Information


Media contact Raymund Flandez, Senior Communications Officer, 202.314.1772,

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, was co-published in 2021 by 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


  • English

  • German

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