Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust

Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust – 2013 Article Prize Competition Winner

photo 1“Dapim – Studies on the Shoah,” is the inter-disciplinary academic journal of the  Strochlitz Institute for Holocaust Research.  We are privileged to be part of the same institute as this peer-reviewed bi-lingual academic journal.  Dapim is devoted to the inter-disciplinary study of the Holocaust, the Second World War and anti-Semitism.  Scholars from around the world contribute to this journal, and here in our MA program we benefit from learning from many of the featured authors.

“Dapim” holds an annual article prize competition to call attention to the best submission of the year. The Editorial Board of “Dapim” recently released the following statement in regard to the 2013 Article Prize Competition:

“We are pleased to announce that Sarah Gensburger has been selected the winner of our 2013 Article Prize Competition.  In her article, “Witnessing the Looting of Jewish Belongings During the Holocaust: What Can History Do with Images?”SGensburger Photo her multilayered approach and unique research made her article stand out among our other entries.  We look forward to seeing the ways in which her article will influence future research, and are proud to have published it in our most recent issue.”

The article will be maid free on the Taylor & Francis website for a short time following her success.  You may find it here!

The abstract reads: “Since 2000, there has been a great increase in studies on the spoliation of Jews in France. This research has established the chronology and topography of antisemitic spoliation, identified its actors and assessed its scale. In doing so, it has led to the formulation of new questions. Previous research sought a precise understanding of the linkage between the quest for economic gain and the implementation of racial extermination at the very core of the looting process. New research, which varies greatly in its scale and scope, draws on an ever-wider range of sources, some of which were never previously studied, and employs many innovative methodological approaches. However, so far, it has paid no attention to archival images, which have been used merely for the purposes of illustration. Yet such photographs constitute documents that can help us to understand precisely how the actors involved in this looting actually viewed their work. This article examines an album of 85 photographs of the looting of Jews in Paris that has been preserved in the federal archives of Koblenz under the shelf mark B 323-311.”

To submit an article for Dapim’s 2014 Article Prize Competition please contact dapim_h@univ.haifa.ac.il



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