Jews and Roma in the Shadow of Genocide


ACLS Fellowship Program


Jewish Studies


This project traces the entanglement of Jewish and Romani (Gypsy) history in the twentieth and early twenty-first century, from the killing fields of Hitler’s Europe and the postwar creation of archives and debates over reparations to contemporary Holocaust memorials. It seeks to understand how Jewish archives became central repositories of Romani narratives of suffering and how Jewish scholarship and the model of the Holocaust have shaped understandings of the Romani Holocaust. Paying equal attention to the relations between Roma and Jews in camps and ghettos of the World War II and to their complex interactions in the decades since, this project offers a new relational approach to the Nazi genocide and its aftermath.