Jonathan Skolnik Named Lowenberg Memorial Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Jonathan Skolnik
Jonathan Skolnik

AMHERST, Mass. – Jonathan Skolnik, associate professor of German, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded a research fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). In Spring 2021, Skolnik will be in residence as the William J. Lowenberg Memorial Fellow at the USHMM’s Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

The Lowenberg fellowship supports research on America, the Holocaust, and the Jews. Skolnik will conduct research for a book on juxtapositions of anti-fascism, anti-racism, and Holocaust memory in American visual culture. His work will examine the ways that cinema has structured the memory of the Holocaust in the U.S. and beyond, pairing representations of Nazi persecution with critical reflections on racism in American society.

Skolnik, who is also core faculty in film studies and adjunct associate professor of comparative literature, history, and Judaic and Near Eastern studies, teaches courses at UMass Amherst including “Representing the Holocaust” and “The Holocaust.” He is a member of the advisory board of the UMass Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies.