Mary Fraser Kirsh

Visiting Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies

Email: [[mfkirsh]]
Interests: Holocaust history, Jewish identity in post-Holocaust Europe, memorialization of the Holocaust, Jewish childhood, gender and Judaism, Jewish memoirs, refugees and religion

Mary Fraser Kirsh, visiting assistant professor of Judaic Studies, earned her B.A. in history from the College of William and Mary, her MSt in Jewish Studies from Oxford University, and her Ph.D. in modern Jewish history from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her research interests include Jewish childhood, gender and Judaism, and Jewish life in post-Holocaust Europe. One of her favorite teaching experiences has been serving as a tour guide for a journey through Jewish Poland.

Dr. Kirsh has been awarded the Life Reborn Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Fred and Ellen Fine Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives Fellowship. Publications include: “La politique de placement des enfants en Grand-Bretagne et en Palestine,” in L’enfant Shoah and “Controlling the Narratives of Disaster and Recovery: Jewish Representations of the Child Survivor in Britain,” in Jewish Families, 1939-Present (forthcoming). Presently, she is at work on her book manuscript, From Survivor to Citizen: Rehabilitating Young Holocaust Survivors in Great Britain and Israel.