Organization Committee

Prof. Dr. Frank Bajohr is director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich and Professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich. He was Research Fellow at the International Institute for Holocaust Research in Yad Vashem and at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Research at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. He had also served as Expert Witness in trials against Holocaust perpetrators. Frank Bajohr is author or editor of fifteen books, mostly on the history of Nazi Period and the Holocaust. His recent publications include: The Holocaust and European Societies. Social Processes and Social Dynamics, London 2016 (editor, with Andrea Löw); Der Holocaust. Ergebnisse und neue Fragen der Forschung, Frankfurt am Main 2015 (editor, with Andrea Löw); The Political Diary of Alfred Rosenberg and the Onset of the Holocaust, Lanham, Md. 2015 (editor, with Jürgen Matthäus).

Dr. Hana Kubátová is Assistant Professor and head of the newly established Center for the Transdisciplinary Research of Violence, Trauma and Justice ( at the Charles University, Prague. Hana has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Marie Curie Fellowship for Early Research Training, Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship, Felix Posen Fellowship, Gisela Fleischmann Scholarship, and more recently, the Junior Core Fellowship from the Institute of Advanced Study, Central European University, Budapest. Her research interests include majority-minority relations in wartime and postwar Slovakia, social history of the Holocaust, and the robbery-memory nexus. Hana published in Slovak, Czech, English, German and Hungarian, and her contributions have been accepted in journals including Contemporary European History; Holocaust Studies: Journal of Culture and History; Soudobé dějiny, and Historický časopis. She has recently coauthored The Jew in Czech and Slovak Imagination, 1938-89: Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and Zionism (Brill, 2018) and coedited Jews and Gentiles in Central and Eastern Europe during the Holocaust: History and Memory (Routledge, 2018).

Dr. Andrea Löw is Deputy Head of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leiniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ) in Munich. Andrea's academic background is in history and she holds a PhD degree from the University of Bochum. She joined the Institute for Contemporary History in 2007. Before that she was a researcher at the Research Unit for Holocaust Literature at the University of Gießen where she also taught on the Holocaust and organised excursions to places connected with the history of the Holocaust in Poland. Andrea´s main research interests are the Holocaust in Eastern Europe, Jewish history during the Holocaust and the history of the ghettos. She published several books and many articles on these topics.

Dr. Kim Wünschmann is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary History at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and Coordinator of the LMU and the Center for Holocaust Studies. She studied Jewish Studies, Political Science and Psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2012, she received her Ph.D. in history from Birkbeck, University of London. She held fellowships at the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History and the Martin Buber Society of Fellows at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. From 2015 to 2017 she was DAAD Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Sussex and acting Deputy Director of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies. Recent publications include Before Auschwitz: Jewish Prisoners in the Prewar Concentration Camps (Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2015) – awarded the Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research, the Prix Jacques Rozenberg of the Fondation Auschwitz and the Herbert Steiner Prize of the Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW) and the International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH) – and (co-edited with Jörg Osterloh), »…der schrankenlosesten Willkür ausgeliefert«: Häftlinge der frühen Konzentrationslager 1933 bis 1936/37. Wissenschaftliche Reihe des Fritz Bauer Instituts, vol. 31 (Frankfurt a. M./New York: Campus, 2017).

Giles Bennett  M.A. is a historian at the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich (, where he is responsible for the Fellowship program and is active within the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure project ( He studied Modern and Contemporary History, Ancient History and Musicology at LMU University in Munich. Over many years, he has also been a tour guide at the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and has been active as a translator of historical texts pertaining to the Nazi Period and the Holocaust, for instance for the Dokumentation Obersalzberg.

Prof. Dorota Glowacka Ph.D. is Professor of Humanities at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada, teaching classes in Holocaust and genocide studies, gender studies, philosophy of race, and critical theory. She holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from State University of New York at Buffalo and an MA in English at the University of Wrocław (Poland). She is the author of Po tamtej stronie: świadectwo, afekt, wyobraźnia [From the Other Side: Testimony, Affect, Imagination, Warsaw, 2017], and Disappearing Traces: Holocaust Testimonials, Ethics, and Aesthetics (Washington UP, 2012). She co-edited Imaginary Neighbors: Mediating Polish-Jewish Relations after the Holocaust (Nebraska UP, 2007) and Between Ethics and Aesthetics: Crossing the Boundaries (SUNY Press, 2002) and edited a special issue on “Community” for Culture Machine” (2006). Glowacka has published numerous book chapters, journal articles, reviews and encyclopedia entries in Holocaust studies and critical theory. In 2017, she was William J. Lowenberg Memorial Fellow on America, the Holocaust, and the Jews at the USHMM Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Research. She is currently co-writing a book (with historian Atina Grossmann) entitled Gender and the Holocaust: Rethinking History and Memory (for Bloomsbury Publishing) and working on a research project “’America Is Our Hitler’: The Intersections of Jewish and Indigenous Cultural Memories of Genocide.”

Simon Lengemann was trained as a historian at Humboldt University of Berlin. At the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb), he works as a program mangager for culture of remembrance and memorial sites.

Dr. Sabine Schalm studied History, English and Sociology in Regensburg, Edinburgh and Berlin. She wrote her PhD thesis at the Center for Research on Antisemitism (Technical University of Berlin) under Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benz about the organisational structures of the subsidiary camp complex of the Dachau concentration camp. After 2000, she worked as an independent researcher on many research and exhibition projects on the Nazi period and its remembrance after 1945. Between 2012 and 2015, she was curator of the permanent exhibition of the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism before moving to the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich, becoming responsible for city history. Here she is responsible for supporting local history initiatives and decentralised memorial projects of the City of Munich.

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