Ari Joskowicz F'16

Ari  Joskowicz
Associate Professor
Jewish Studies
Vanderbilt University

ACLS Fellowship Program 2016
Assistant Professor
Jewish Studies
Vanderbilt University
Jews and Roma in the Shadow of Genocide

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.