Yale College and Grinnell College helped finance the report. They supported student researchers to travel throughout Europe during the summer of 2018 preparing reports on the performance of individual E.U. countries in facing up to their historical dark spots. Distinguished professors at both colleges provided invaluable support and advice.
At Grinnell, thanks to Daniel Reynolds, professor in the German Department. His books examine at the ways that museums and memorials to the Shoah have evolved over the past 75 years in Poland, Germany, Israel, and the United States, and how modern tourism brings itsown challenges, but also opportunities, to Holocaust remembrance. His most recent book is Postcards from Auschwitz (NYU Press, 2018).
At Yale, thanks to Maurice Samuels. He specializes in the literature and culture of nineteenth- century France and in Jewish Studies. Since 2011, he has directed the Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism. Thanks also to Ivo Banac, Bradford Durfee Professor Emeritus. He reviewed the Croatia chapter and offered invaluable suggestions. And my fellow Yale Daily
News editor Eric Rubin, now the U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria, offered invaluable advice on the situation in the Balkans.
Local representatives from the European Union of Progressive Judaism have checked their work. In advance of the United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day, The EUPJ represents the liberal, progressive branch of Judaism; in North America and around the world this branch counts 1.8 million Jews across six continents in 1200 communities. Thanks to EUPS leaders
Leslie Bergman and Sonja Guenter for bringing this vast network to support this project.
Thanks above all to the seven researchers who undertook a summer of travel in order to conduct interviews and visit Holocaust sites. They include Lindsay Daugherty, Caderan Owen-Jones, and Justin Jin from Yale, Ilana Luther, Jeremy Epstein and Nicholas Haeg from Grinnell. All were exceptional.
Thanks to American University for allowing Lauren Watrobsky to intern in Brussels during the autumn of 2018. She researched the Luxembourg report and organized many of the contributions for additional editing.
Finally, thanks to my own family. My oldest son Samuel designed the logo and built the framework of the website. My youngest son Benjamin did much of the website’s heavy lifting. And my wife Anu designed the country reports. Without their assistance, this report would never would have been published.