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Ari Joskowicz

Senior Fellow (09/2021-02/2022)


Jews and Roma in the Shadow of Genocide


JoskowiczMy project traces the entanglement of Jewish and Romani history in the twentieth and early twenty-first century, from the killing fields of Hitler’s Europe to the postwar creation of archives, debates on compensation, and contemporary Holocaust memorials. It seeks to understand how Jewish Holocaust archives became central repositories of Romani narratives of suffering and how Jewish scholarship, networks of Jewish legal and historical professionals, and the model of the Jewish Holocaust has shaped understandings of the Romani Holocaust. Paying equal attention to the relations between Roma and Jews in camps and ghettos of the Second World War and to their complex interactions ever since, the book offers a new relational approach to the Nazi genocides and their aftermath.


Ari Joskowicz is Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and History and director of the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is a historian of Modern European and Jewish history with a special interest in questions of comparative minority politics. His publications include The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France (Stanford University Press, 2014), and various articles on the history of the archive, religious politics, post-Holocaust memory, and European Roma.


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