Alina Bothe and Anne-Christin Klotz take up Saul Kagan Fellowship

From September on, Alina Bothe and Anne-Christin Klotz will use the Saul Kagan Fellowship to work on their current academic projects. Anne-Christin Klotz will complete her dissertation on individual and collective reactions of Polish-Jewish journalists who wrote for the Yiddish daily press in Warsaw about the events in Nazi Germany from the moment of Hitler’s rise to power in January 1933 up to the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and the following months. Alina Bothe will continue to work on her current book on the persecution of Jews with Polish citizenship in the German Reich 1938-1940. The book focuses on the specific persecution of this group based on their citizenship.

Each year, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) offers fellowships for doctoral and post-doctoral (new!) candidates around the world conducting Holocaust research. Through the Saul Kagan Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies, the Claims Conference supports Ph.D. and Post-doctoral candidates pursuing advanced study of Jews who were systematically targeted for destruction or persecution by the Nazis and their allies between 1933 and 1945 (and immediate post-war). Supported research can include: the immediate historical context in which the Holocaust took place; political, economic, legal, religious or socio-cultural aspects; ethical and moral implications; or other related, relevant topics. Read about past fellows and their research.

Kagan Fellowships are awarded to outstanding candidates around the world who exhibit strong personal commitment to Holocaust research, demonstrate excellence in academic achievement, and possess the potential to provide outstanding professional leadership that will shape the future of Holocaust scholarship.  Candidates can be studying the fields of History, Sociology, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Theology, Women’s Studies and others.  Other than attending the summer week-long conference (see below), there is no residency requirement.

More information on Alina Bothe: http://fellowships.claimscon.org/fellows/cohort-xi-academic-year-2018-2019/bothe-alina/

More information on Anne-Christin Klotz: http://fellowships.claimscon.org/fellows/cohort-xi-academic-year-2018-2019/klotz-anne-christin/