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Svetlana Suveica, PD Dr.hab., is a Moldovan-born historian of East and Southeast European history. She is currently substituting the Professorship of Modern East European History at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Previously, she has taught courses and pursued research at the University of Regensburg and the Moldova State University in Chisinau. Suveica is also an associate research fellow at the Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg, the host institution during her research on a project supported by the Fritz-Thyssen Stiftung (2015-2018), as well as during the Av-Humboldt research fellowship (2012-2014). She is also a former Fulbright research fellow at Stanford University, CA (2009-2010). Her two monographs, one edited volume, and numerous articles analyse such topics as the post-World War I East European reconstruction and nation-state building, the World War Two, the regime changes and the Holocaust in Bessarabia and Transnistria, as well as the post-Soviet social and political transformations in the region. She is the co-editor of the Journal of Romanian Studies, published by the Liverpool University Press.

During her fellowship, Dr Suveica will pursue research on the plunder of Jewish cultural assets in Transnistria during the Romanian occupation (1941-1944) as part of the economic destruction of Ukrainian Jewry during World War II and clarify the Romanian local public officials’ role in it. With the generous support through the Conny Kristel Fellowship, she will explore multiple primary and secondary sources while in residence at the Yad Vashem – The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem and the Elie Wiesel National Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania in Bucharest.