Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Contemporary Society / Mémorial de la Shoah

Laurien Vastenhout

Laurien Vastenhout (the Netherlands), PhD student University of Sheffield, “The Jewish Councils of Western Europe under Nazi Occupation: A Comparative Analysis”

Her project project provides the first comprehensive comparative analysis of the Jewish Councils of France (UGIF), Belgium (AJB) and the Netherlands (JR). This allows for a better understanding of the organisational structures and the complex nature of society from which they emerged in order to re-examine their key role in the fate of the Jewish communities they represented.