Areas of Expertise
- Wartime aid for Jewish prisoners in camps and ghettos
- Knowledge about the Holocaust in the early postwar years
- The history of tracing services for Jews during and immediately following World War II
- Jewish perspectives on the Holocaust, 1933–1945
Dr. Lambertz contributes to multiple projects advancing Holocaust scholarship at the Mandel Center.
She is currently coediting Nazi Sites for Racial Persecution, Detention, Murder, and Resettlement of Non-Jews, a forthcoming volume of the Museum’s Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945. She was a contributing editor for the Mandel Center’s book series, “Documenting Life and Destruction,” including the five-volume Jewish Responses to Persecution.
Dr. Lambertz received the 2019 Prize of the German Historical Institute London for her outstanding PhD thesis submitted to the History Department of Royal Holloway, University of London, entitled “Early Postwar Holocaust Knowledge and Jewish Missing Persons.”
She is co-organizer of a comparative project on relief parcels sent to Jewish prisoners in Nazi detention sites and conducted research for the Independent Commission of Historians on the role of the German Foreign Office during National Socialism and after 1945.
- PhD, history, Royal Holloway, University of London
"Leaving Virginia: Human Need in the Shadow of War," in To Take Us Lands Away: Essays in Honour of Margaret R. Hunt, edited by Astrid Wendel-Hansen, Katarina Nordström, and Francisca Hoyer (2022)
“Excursion sur le champ de bataille: Les cimetières juifs allemands sous le régime nazi,” in Faire l'histoire des violences en guerre, Annette Becker, un engagement, edited by Andrea Brazzoduro, Ken Daimaru, and Fabien Théofilakis (2021)
“Going Underground: Burial, Restitution, and Jewish Space in Postwar Germany,” Medaon: Magazin für jüdisches Leben in Forschung und Bildung (Dresden) 15, no. 28 (2021). Reprinted in French in the Revue d’histoire de la Shoah (Paris), issue 215 (2022)
“The Urn and the Swastika: Recording Death in the Nazi Camp System,” German History, vol. 38 (2020)
“Early Post-war Holocaust Knowledge and the Search for Europe's Missing Jews,” Patterns of Prejudice, vol. 53 (2019)
“En quarantaine pendant la guerre froide: Norbert Wollheim et la détention sur Ellis Island,” Nuevo Mundo/Mundos Nuevos (2016)
“Vermisstenschicksal und jüdische Erfahrung. Das Wissen vom Holocaust in Briefen aus der Nachkriegszeit” in “. . . Zeugnis ablegen bis zum letzten: Tagebücher und persönliche Zeugnisse aus der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus und des Holocaust,” edited by Frank Bajohr and Sybille Steinbacher (2015)
Jewish Responses to Persecution: Vol. III, 1941–1942, coauthor (2013)
“ ‘Democracy could go no further’: Europe and Women in the Early United Nations,” in Women and Gender in Postwar Europe: From Cold War to European Union, edited by Joanna Regulska and Bonnie G. Smith (2012)
Jewish Responses to Persecution: Vol. II, 1938-1940, coauthor (2011)
- "War Zones, Neutral Zones: Reconstructing the Holocaust through Local Encounters," June 2022 keynote address, inaugural conference of the Institute for Holocaust Research in Sweden, Stockholm