Accelerated Development into Adulthood: The Changing Roles of Young Hungarians During the Holocaust
Supervisor: Zoe Waxman
I am a Doctoral candidate in History at Magdalen College, with a specific interest in the history of the Holocaust and its impact on society. Before starting my DPhil, I completed my undergraduate degree in History at the University of Exeter in 2019 and my master’s at Oxford in 2020. My multi-lingual research (in English, French and Hungarian) combines the history of childhood, gender and identity to explore Jewish youth responses to persecution during the Second World War. I am currently focsuing on the experiences of Jewish youth during the Holocaust in Hungary under the supervision of Dr Zoe Waxman.
I have written, published and presented internationally on aspects of the Holocaust across Europe and hold a Research Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California. I am also committed to having an impact outside the academy; I have organized major outreach conferences for schools at the Universities of Exeter and Oxford and am joint Postgraduate Representative for the British Association of Holocaust Studies. Furthermore, in support of Holocaust education and commemoration I have led ceremonies, written blog posts, conducted training sessions and spoken to UK national leaders including the Chief Rabbi, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, and Prime Minister.