The Wiener Holocaust Library

Tamar Aizenberg

Tamar Aizenberg is a PhD student in Jewish Studies at Brandeis University. She holds a BA in History and Jewish Studies from Williams College. Tamar’s research focuses on the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and the grandchildren of perpetrators.

She examines how these sets of grandchildren have been taught to talk about and remember this history by their families and how they do so themselves as they grow older. In particular, Tamar analyzes how this memory was transmitted, compares the methods of transmission between the sets of grandchildren, and assesses the significance of the similarities and differences in the transmission. 

Tamar’s research has been supported by a Fulbright Student Fellowship to Austria and the Joseph Wulf Fellowship at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History and the Memorial Site at the House of the Wannsee Conference.