NEJS Faculty

Laura Jockusch

Laura Jockusch

Albert Abramson Assistant Professor of Holocaust Studies

Contact Information

(781) 736-2959
(781) 736-2070 FAX


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Mailing Address

Laura Jockusch
Brandeis University
MS 054
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454-9110


New York University, Ph.D.
New York University, M.A.
Freie Universität Berlin, B.A.


Professor Laura Jockusch's research and teaching interests include twentieth-century European Jewish history; history, historiography, and memory of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust; and the history of Holocaust survivors and the rebuilding of Jewish life in the postwar era. Professor Jockusch's current research project examines Jewish conceptions of retributive justice after the Holocaust and explores Jewish involvement in the Nuremberg trials and other Allied Nazi war crime trials in postwar Germany.

Selected Publications

Professor Jockusch's publications include the edited volume, Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust (with Gabriel Finder), and her book Collect and Record! Jewish Holocaust Documentation in Early Postwar Europe . Among her forthcoming publications are an edited collection on Revenge, Retribution, Reconciliation: Justice and Emotions between Conflict and Mediation. A Cross-Disciplinary Anthology, with Andreas Kraft and Kim Wünschmann, (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2016) and a critical edition of historical documents, Early Jewish Texts on the Holocaust: The Collections of the Central Jewish Historical Commission in Poland (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Rupprecht, 2017).