Thursday, December 9, 2010

U.S. Holocaust Museum Seeks Researcher- Due Dec 31

Wlodimir Ledochowski
b Oct 7, 1866, elected 26th Jesuit Order Superior General Feb 11, 1915, d. Dec 13, 1942
definitely a figure of interest...


The Museum's Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies is creating a series of sources on the history of the Holocaust, including the five-volume set Jewish Responses to Persecution, 1933–1946 as well as independent volumes on a variety of topics.

In support of this effort, the Center is seeking a qualified researcher to assist staff scholars with the editing, translation, and contextualization of Holocaust-related sources. The researcher will be particularly involved in work on volumes III–V in the Jewish Responses to Persecution series, which cover 1941 to 1946. The researcher will conduct surveys of Museum archival collections and library holdings and will contribute to the processing and contextualizing of relevant material under the supervision of staff scholars. Work is to begin on or after February 1, 2011.

Applicants must hold graduate degrees and have experience in historical research and writing, as well as knowledge of the Holocaust. They must also have excellent writing skills in English and a thorough reading knowledge of Polish or Yiddish; knowledge of other central- or eastern-European languages is desirable.

The researcher will not be hired as an employee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, but will perform the work on a contract basis. The initial contract will be for six months, with extensions possible. Payment will be between $1,500 and $3,000 per month depending upon the researcher’s education and experience.

The researcher will also have the opportunity to participate in Center and Museum events such as colloquia, seminars, workshops, fellows’ discussions, and lectures.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating your dates of availability, along with a curriculum vitae, two academic references, and a short writing sample (no more than 1,200 words) by December 31, 2010, to:

Jürgen Matthäus, Ph.D.
Director, Applied Research Scholars
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126

To submit your application electronically, please e-mail

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