Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History

Carmel Heeley

Carmel Heeley is a PhD candidate at the Leo Baeck Institute London, Queen Mary University London. Her thesis ‘German Jews, German Gentiles and the Alps: How Conceptions of Heimat, Bavarian Traditions and Moral Values defined ‘German’ Belongings and German-Jewish experience, 1920-1940’ focuses on how German Jews were important in forming and propagating the ways in which ‘belonging’ was imagined in Germany, and how their ideas were later turned on their heads by the Nazis.