Aktuelle Fellows

Anna Veronica Pobbe is a PhD Candidate at University of Trento. In her doctoral dissertation, Hans Biebow: the ghetto-manager, she examines the history of Lodz Ghetto in the quadriennium between 1941 to 1944 through the lens of its German administration (with a peculiar interest on its head). Prior to her doctoral studies, Pobbe worked at the ICBSA in Rome, with the interviews of the USCShoah Foundation. She earned a MA in History from University of Rome "Sapienza". Focusing on the Lodz Ghetto, she wrote her thesis on the trial of Hans Biebow and the perspective of the survivors (especially the younger ones, who were meant to be deported during the Szpera). She received fellowships from European Holocaust Research Infrastructure and Yad Vashem. Her research interests include post-war trials, perpetrator research, experience of children during the war and the management policies of the ghettos.

Andrea Pető is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She has written five monographs, edited thirty-one volumes and her works on gender, politics, Holocaust and war have been translated into 19 languages. In 2018 she was awarded the 2018 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values.

Her current project "Invisible perpetrators: memory of Hungarian female perpetrators of WWII in Hungary" examines women’s participation in far right political movements, how they became perpetrators during WWII and how their memory was shaped in the post war period. The project conceptualizes invisibility on different levels: women’s absence from historiography, collective and from individual memory. The aim is to analyze motivations, forms of own in far right politics through life story of major personalities. 

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