Life After the Center
As Holocaust museums and memorials proliferate, Center alumni are poised to assume leadership positions. Indeed they are doing just that as they continue to embrace opportunities for further research and public service. As the only program to provide doctoral education in Holocaust History and Genocide Studies, the Center is proud to serve as a training ground for future curators, education directors, and historians who will advance the field and enhance the education of teachers, students, and the public. Their activities, reported below, attest to the value of the Center’s enterprise of rigorous doctoral education.
Cristina Andriani, Ph.D. '13
"Swords or Plowshares? Holocaust Collective Memories and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict."
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Private Practice, North Grafton.
Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D. '16
"Return Home: Holocaust Survivors Reestablishing Lives in Postwar Vienna."
Information Tracing Service Staff Scholar, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC.
Sara Brown, Ph.D. '16
"Gender and Agency: Women Rescuers and Perpetrators During the Genocide in Rwanda."
Lecturer, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA and Mt. San Jacinto College, Riverside County, CA
Beth Cohen, Ph.D. '03
"Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar America, 1946-1954."
Lecturer, History and Jewish Studies, California State University, Northridge, CA.
Case Closed: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar America (New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, January 2007).
Sarah Cushman, Ph.D. '10
"The Women of Birkenau."
Director, Holocaust Educational Foundation, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Tiberiu Galis, Ph.D. '15
“Transitional Justice and Transition to a New Regime: Making Sense of Uncertain Times.”
Executive Director, Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, New York and Poland.
Reconstruction Atrocity Prevention (Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, October 2015)
Michael Geheran, Ph.D '16
"Betrayed Comradeship: German-Jewish WWI Veterans under Hitler."
- Academic Program Manager, Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University
- Adjunct Lecturer in History, Boston University.
Adara Goldberg, Ph.D. '12
"We Were Called Greenies: Holocaust Survivors in Postwar Canada."
Azrieli International Postdoctoral Fellowship, Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2016-2017.
Holocaust Survivors in Canada: Exclusion, Inclusion, Transformation, 1947-1955. (University of Manitoba Press, 2015.)
Naama Haviv, MA '06
"The Pre-Conditions for ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ through ‘Population Transfer’: The Case of Israel-Palestine."
Executive Director, Panzi Foundation USA.
Alexis Herr, Ph.D. '14
"Fossoli di Carpi: The History and Memory of the Holocaust in Italy."
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC University.
The Holocaust and Compensated Compliance in Italy: Fossoli di Carpi, 1942-1952 (Palgrave Macmillan US, March 30, 2016)
Stefan Ionescu, Ph.D. '13
"Romanization: Greed, Opportunism, Corruption, and Resistance in World War II Bucharest."
Research Fellow, Research Institute of the University of Bucharest.
Jewish Resistance to 'Romanianization', 1940-1944 (Palgrave Macmillan UK: Palgrave Macmillan, April 2015)
Jeffrey Koerber, Ph.D. '15
"Born in the Borderlands: The Response of Jewish Youth to Oppression and Genocide, 1933-1948."
Assistatnt Professor of Holocaust History, Chapman University, Chapman, CA.
Robin Krause, MA '12
"German Opposition to Genocide: The Case of the Herero, 1904-1907."
Social Studies Teacher, South Oldham High School, Crestwood, Kentucky.
Umit Kurt, Ph.D. '16
"The Making of the Aintab Elite: Social Support, Local Incentives and Provincial Motives Behind the Armenian Genocide (1890s-1920s)"
Post-Doc, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Beth Lilach, MA '12
"Aftermath of Liberation: Jewish Life in Displaced Persons Camps, Germany 1945-1957."
Senior Director of Education and Community Affairs, Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Long Island, New York.
Khachador Mouradian, Ph.D. '16
"Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1917."
Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor at CSU Fresno and Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights (CGHR), and Coordinator, Armenian Genocide Program, Rutgers University,
"Genocide and Humanitarian Resistance in Ottoman Syria, 1915-1916", Études arméniennes contemporaines, Vol. 7 (2016).
Ilana Offenberger, Ph.D. '10
"The Nazification of Vienna and the Response of the Viennese Jews."
Full-time Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Christine Schmidt, Ph.D. '03
"The Plateau of Hospitality: Jewish Refugee Life on the Plateau Vivarais-Lignon"
Deputy Director and Head of Research, The Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust & Genocide, London
Raz Segal, Ph.D. '13
"Disintegration: Social Breakdown and Political Mass Violence in Subcarpathain Rus.'"
Assistant Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Stockton University, NJ.
Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016)
Joanna Sliwa, Ph.D.'16
"Jewish Children in Nazi-Occupied Kraków."
- Archives Project Specialist, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
Lotta Stone, Ph.D. '10
"Seeking Asylum: Jewish Refugees to South Africa 1930-1948."
Historian, Middleton Place Foundation, Charleston, SC and Editor, "Dear Tante Elizabeth: A Holocuast Letters Project", Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.