After my Bachelor degree I studied Media Science and Journalism at Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) and completed my Master in 2016. My interest in social history, oral history and history of journalism inspired me to embark on a comparative PhD on the cultural and educational activities of the Jewish minority in Czechoslovakia and Luxembourg after the Second World War. My approach particularly involves conducting and maintaining interviews with members of Jewish populations born in the post-war period. My research methods are based on video content analysis, quantitative text analysis and profound archival research. In addition, I am also testing a wide range of e-learning platforms and their use for sociological and historical projects.
I am also now working on an internal research project entitled “Luxembourg State Policy Towards Jews (1930s to 1950s)”. This project analyses continuities and turning points in the attitudes and policies of Luxembourg state authorities towards Jewish refugees in the country before, during and after World War II. The project aims to analyse and describe the migration trajectories and uncertainty of individuals who had to face stringent state authorities.
The Cultural and Educational Activities of the Jewish Population in Czechoslovakia and Luxembourg in 1945-1990
Addressing the question of Jewish identity transmission, my research deals with digital storytelling. I am using various sources to get complex and coherent datasets. The aim is to combine traditional historical methods with oral and digital history approaches. First, I apply MAXQDA on the semi structured surveys and interviews. Matching different video tracks with rewritten interviews forms an unique research environment for qualitative analysis. Except the MAXQDA, I follow a citizen science approach with the help of the IWalk and IWitness platforms developed by the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education. For this I have engaged history students of the University of Luxembourg into my project. These online platforms interconnect history from a minority point of view with historical narratives of the major society, which touches on a broad variety of educational topics (antisemitism, attitudes towards Israel, homosexuality within diaspora etc…). The project furthermore draws on qualitative text analysis of Jewish community magazines published in the Czech Republic and Luxembourg.
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