Joana Bürger [Buerger] (she/her)

Graduate Student
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M.A., Middle Eastern History, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2020
B.A., Psychology, University of Potsdam, Germany, 2017
Curriculum Vitae (130.85 KB)

I study Jewish refugees in the eastern Mediterranean in the interwar period. Following a BSc in Psychology at Potsdam University in Germany, I  completed an International Research MA in Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University in Israel. My MA thesis focused on Greco-Jewish identity formation in early 20th century Corfu and Athens. I became familiar with digital approaches to Holocaust remembrance while working as a translator for the oral history project “Memories of the German Occupation in Greece,” realized by Freie Universität Berlin and the National Kapodistrias University of Athens. My research interests are modern Mediterranean Jewish history, migrations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the interwar period and comparative Holocaust memory.