Rachel Blumenthal Lectures on Survivors, Locals, and Welfare Agencies in the Austrian Alps

Dr. Rachel Blumenthal, recipient of the Fred and Ellen Lewis/JDC Archives Fellowship, gave her public lecture, which examines Survivors, Locals and Welfare Agencies in the Austrian Alps.

Rachel Blumenthal received her Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in December 2017. The subject of her thesis is “The Claims Conference, the State of Israel and the Diaspora: 1951-1964.” She is recipient of the 2018 Fred and Ellen Lewis/JDC Archives Fellowship.

Her research in the JDC Archives focused on how locals and migrants in Upper Austria rebuilt their lives in the wake of the Second World War.

Dr. Blumenthal delivered her lecture in Hebrew at the Jerusalem office of JDC.

The JDC Archives Fellowships allow scholars engaged in graduate level, post-doctoral, or independent study to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or Jerusalem. All fellows give a public presentation on their research; watch more of these JDC fellowship lectures here.