Johanna Blender

Johanna Blender studied History, Anglistics and Public History in Berlin and Dublin. Her main interests regarding research and educational projects include the diversity of remembrance culture, Jewish history, and comparative history of flight and migration of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2021, she curated an exhibition on Berlin as a city of refuge for […]

Jana Turanska

Jana Turanska

Jana Turanska holds an MA in History and Jewish studies from Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech republic. She has experience from various academic institutions including Central European University, Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Stockholm or The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has been working on international projects focused on preservation of the Jewish […]

Sára Szilágyi

Sára Szilágyi

Sára studied Minority and Ethnic Studies at ELTE University in Budapest. She has been working in NGOs and education projects about social issues for many years. She really enjoys facilitating trainings with non-formal education methods and supporting young people in creating their own initiatives. She was part of different Jewish youth and educational organizations in Hungary […]

Anna Domnich

Anna hails from a small town in the heart of the Russian Ural mountains. When she was 7 she moved to Ukraine where she finished high school. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Master degree in Management and Leadership from Lauder Business School, Vienna. From Centropa’s side, Anna is the line […]

Susannah Simons

Susannah Simons

Susannah Simons grew up in the seaside town of Bournemouth in the UK. She went on to study History and Sociology at the University of Manchester. Susannah has worked in the charity sector for 18 years in a range of roles and has gained significant experience in the areas of administration, communications, events and fundraising. […]

Prof. Joanna Beata Michlic

Prof. Joanna Beata Michlic is a social and cultural historian, and founder and first Director of HBI (Hadassah-Brandeis Institute) Project on Families, Children, and the Holocaust at Brandeis University. Currently she is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the UCL Centre for the Study of Collective Violence, the Holocaust and Genocide, UCL Institute for Advances […]

Rachel Lichtenstein

Dr Rachel Lichtenstein is a British artist, writer and curator who is internationally known for her books, multi-media projects and artworks that examine place, memory and Jewish identity. She currently combines writing and research with a post as Associate Professor in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K., where she also co-directs the Centre […]

Paul Darby

Dr Paul Darby is leading on research into securing the future of historic Jewish cemeteries in Eastern Europe through sustainable tourism.  His research interests include the materiality of the Jewish presence in Europe, contemporary archaeology and its contribution to social justice, the formation and the narratives and practices surrounding heritage creation and sustaining and photography’s […]

Kateryna Malakhova

Katya holds a PhD in philosophy from the Kyiv Mohyla Academy. She was previously a member of the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine. A specialist in 18th-century Jewish history, hasidism, and Haskalah, she is the lead historian at ESJF

Agnes Kende

Agnes is from Budapest, Hungary and joined the ESJF team as the new Legal Research Officer and she will contribute to address the diverse legal statuses of Jewish cemeteries. Agnes has been teaching European Jewish history, memory politics to University and IB students and finishing her doctoral degree at Central European University, that focuses on […]