Q&A: Meet Katharina Friedla, the new Taube Family Curator for European Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives
Thu, 11/03/2022 – 05:30
By Jonathan Movroydis
Katharina Friedla is the newly appointed Taube Family Curator for European Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. In this interview, Friedla describes her involvement in discussions around I Saw the Angel of Death, a new volume from the Library & Archives, published on November 1, which presents the first English translation of more than 170 harrowing testimonies of Polish Jews deported to the Soviet gulag during World War II.
Friedla also discusses her career path to Hoover; her academic interests in nationalism, identity politics, state ideology, and forced migration in twentieth-century Europe; and her primary responsibilities as curator of the European Collections.
Can you describe your career path to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives?
Katharina Friedla: I started my training in East Central European and Jewish History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and continued at the Free University of Berlin, where I received an MA in history and Eastern European and Jewish studies. I then studied at the University of Basel in Switzerland and received my doctoral degree in history …read more
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