Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Stefan Cristian Ionescu
Stefan Cristian Ionescu holds a PhD from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. As the Judith B. and Burton P. Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Ionescu will be conducting research for his project entitled “Restitution of Jewish and Roma Property in Post-Holocaust Romania, 1944-1950”.
Mr. Ionescu is fluent in English and Romanian. He has speaking and reading abilities in French, Spanish, and Italian. He can also read German.
Mr. Ionescu has written extensively on Romania and the Holocaust including his monograph Jewish Resistance to Romanization, 1940-1944 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian, 2015). His forthcoming article, entitled " 'Californian' Colonists versus Local Profiteers? The Competition for Jewish Property During the Economic Colonization of Bukovina, 1941-1943," will be published in Yad Vashem Studies, Vol. 44-2 (December 2016).
While in residence at the Mandel Center, Mr. Ionescu will be researching the ways in which property of Jewish and Roma Survivors was returned or compensated for after the end of World War II in Romania. He will use the museums various collections, including the Oral History collection.
Mr. Ionescu will be in residence through March 31, 2017 and can be contacted at his museum email email@example.com.