The Wiener Holocaust Library

Maria Pantazi

Maria Pantazi is an ΜΑ student at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her  research field circumscribes Modern and Contemporary History with the focus on the Christian-Jewish relations in Thessaloniki in interwar years and the transformation of those relationships during the Holocaust. For her thesis she works on the social and survival networks developed in Thessaloniki during the deportations of the Jews.

She worked as a researcher for Istorima, a non-profit company that collects oral interviews around Greece, funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.  As a researcher for Istorima, Maria was intensively trained in collecting and editing oral interviews during 2019-2020.

She also attends courses in Judeo-Spanish language and culture organized by the Chair of Jewish Studies of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki together with the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki.