Limmud FSU Presenters 2018
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Natalia Aleksiun Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro
Natalia Aleksiun is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate
School of Jewish Studies, New York. She studied East European and Jewish history in Poland,
where she received her first doctoral degree at Warsaw University, as well as Oxford, Jerusalem
and New York, where she received her second doctoral degree at NYU.
Among several prestigious fellowships, she was a fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, Germany; Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and Senior Fellow at Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, Vienna, a Yad Hanadiv Postdoctoral Fellow in Israel and Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow, The Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, and the USHMM, Washington D.C.
Her work focuses on modern Jewish history in eastern Europe, especially the history of Polish Jews in the twentieth century, modern Jewish historiography and the history of medicine. She published a monograph titled Where to? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944-1950, and numerous articles in Yad Vashem Studies, Polish Review, Dapim, East European
Jewish Affairs, Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Polin, Gal Ed, East European Societies and
Politics, Nashim and German History. She coedited the twentieth volume of Polin, devoted to
the memory of the Holocaust and the 29th volume titled Writing Jewish History in Eastern
Europe. Her book titled Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust will
be published with Littman in 2018. She is currently working on a new edition of Gerszon Taffet’s Zagłada Żydów Żółkiewskich (The Destruction of Zolkiew Jews), a new book about the so-called cadaver affair at European Universities in the 1920s and 1930s and on a project dealing with daily lives of Jews in hiding in Galicia during the Holocaust.