2020 JDC Archives Fellows Announced

The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that it has awarded four new fellowships for 2020. JDC Archives Fellowships are awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives – either in New York or Jerusalem.

The following scholars have received 2020 JDC Archives Fellowships:

  • Sylvia Hershcovitz, a doctoral student at Bar-Ilan University, is the recipient of the Fred and Ellen Lewis / JDC Archives Fellowship. Ms. Hershcovitz will conduct research on Jewish women and their organizations in Romania during the first half of the twentieth century.
  • Alexandra Kramen, a doctoral student at Clark University, was awarded the Fred and Ellen Lewis / JDC Archives Fellowship. Ms. Kramen will investigate how Displaced Persons living in the Föhrenwald DP camp in postwar Europe conceived of and acted upon justice for the harms they and their loved ones suffered during the Holocaust, often defying conventional notions of justice and revenge in the process.
  • Frankee Lyons, a doctoral student at the University of Illinois, is the recipient of the Nathan and Sarah Chesin / JDC Archives Fellowship. Ms. Lyons’ research in the JDC Archives will focus on the Joint’s operations in Poland during the time of migration and political change from 1957 through the mid-1960s preceding the March 1968 antisemitic campaign.
  • Dr. Dóra Pataricza, a post-doctoral researcher at Åbo Akademi University in Finland, is the recipient of the Ruth and David Musher / JDC Archives Fellowship. Dr. Pataricza will examine the fate and everyday life of Jewish survivors of Szeged, Hungary, in the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Read about the projects of former JDC Archives Fellows and hear their public lectures here. See our Fellowships and Grants page for further information on our fellowship opportunities.