Rehabilitating the Child: The Buchenwald Boys in Postwar France, Public Lecture by Daniella Doron (Semester 1 Series, Thursday 11 April, 7.30pm H116)

This talk will examine the rehabilitation efforts that surrounded a group of 500 teenage Holocaust survivors, referred to as the Buchenwald Boys, after their arrival in France in June 1945. 

This lecture is being held on Buchenwald Liberation day and will be followed by the annual Buchenwald Ball in honour of the Buchenwald Boys who came to Australia (details to come). 

Daniella Doron is a Lecturer in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation in the School of Philosophical and Historical Studies, a position supported through the philanthropy of Naomi Milgrom.

She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from the Departments of History and Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, where she defended a dissertation entitled In the Best Interest of the Child: Family, Youth, and Identity in Postwar France, 1944-1954

Most recently she was the 2010-2012 Schusterman Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at Colgate University, offering courses in modern Jewish history, Jewish history and autobiography, and Jewish migration and diaspora. Previously, she was the 2009-2010 Ray D. Wolfe Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto where she offered courses on Postwar Jewish history and Children and the Holocaust.