2023 JDC Archives Fellows Announced

Supporting cutting-edge research in the JDC Archives

The JDC Archives is pleased to announce that it has awarded six new fellowships for 2023. JDC Archives Fellowships are awarded each year to deserving scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study, who wish to conduct research in the JDC Archives—either in New York or Jerusalem.

The following scholars have received 2023 JDC Archives Fellowships:

  • Dr. Anna-Carolin Augustin, a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in DC, is the recipient of the Ruth and David Musher / JDC Archives Fellowship. Dr. Augustin will examine the post-WWII ‘afterlives’ of European Jewish ceremonial objects in Germany, the US, and Israel. Her project aims to trace the translocations, re-framings, and impacts of Jewish cultural assets, as well as the persons and organizations associated with them.
  • Julie Dawson, a doctoral candidate at the University of Vienna, is a recipient of the Fred and Ellen Lewis / JDC Archives Fellowship. Ms. Dawson’s project seeks, with the assistance of the JDC Archives, to illuminate the experience of Jewish survivors in Romania in the late 1940s and 1950s.
  • Dr. Maria Mădălina Irimia, a researcher at The Center for the Study of Jewish History in Romania, is the recipient of the Max and Cecil (Steuer) Chesin / JDC Archives Fellowship. Dr. Irimia will examine Wilhelm Filderman’s work as the president of the JDC in Romania (1920-1947).
  • Dr. Yurii Kaparulin, a research scholar at the University of Michigan, is the recipient of the Sorrell and Lorraine Chesin / JDC Archives Fellowship. Dr. Kaparulin will explore the social history of the Jewish agrarian settlements in the Southern Ukraine (1924-1947).
  • Julia Schulte-Werning, a doctoral candidate at the University of Vienna, is the recipient of the Bernard and Mollie Steuer / JDC Archives Fellowship. Ms. Schulte-Werning’s project focuses on the medical-humanitarian activities of the Jewish health care organization Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants (OSE) in Morocco from the 1940s to the 1960s.
  • Dr. Sarah Zarrow, an Associate Professor of History at Western Washington University, is a recipient of the Fred and Ellen Lewis/JDC Archives Fellowship. Dr. Zarrow will investigate JDC Support for Cecylja Klaftenowa’s workshop and school in interwar Lwów, Poland.

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