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Dr. Uta Larkey
Goucher College
Baltimore, MD, USA

ularkey@goucher.edu

 

Dr. Uta Larkey is an Associate Professor of German, Goucher College (USA). She received her PhD in Modern Russian Literature from the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany. In spring 2013 Dr. Larkey was a fellow at USHMM where she was working on her new project Narrating Horror: Language and Identity in Early Postwar German-Language Interviews and Testimonies. In 2010 Dr. Larkey contributed as a Scholar-in-residence to the project Families, Children and the Holocaust, at Hadassah Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2006 she received the David Baumgardt Fellowship Award, from the Leo Baeck Institute in New York City. Since 2011 Dr. Larkey has been an Advisory Board Member for the Orte der Erinnerung, The Vienna Memorial. In 2011, Dr. Larkey’s book, Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust: A Jewish Family's Untold Story, co-authored with Rebecca Boehling, was published by Cambridge University Press. This book explores the history of the Kaufmann- Steinberg family through correspondence, diaries and interviews. She is also the author of several articles including, New Places, New Identities: The (Ever) Changing Concept of ‘Heimat’ (German Politics and Society, Volume 26, Number 2, summer 2008), and Bridging the Silence: Jewish and non-Jewish Voices of Remembrance – Sibylle Tiedemann's documentary film ‘Kinderland ist abgebrannt (1997)’, (Glossen17 (2003) www.dickinson.edu/glossen. Dr. Larkey has developed several courses including Literature and Film on the Holocaust, Oral Histories of Holocaust Survivors, Current Trends in Israeli Cinema, Jews in Germany from the Haskalah (Enlightenment) to the Rise of the Nazi Regime, and Multicultural Germany at Goucher College and Berlin in Film – Film in Berlin and Crossing Borders - Transnational Encounters in German Cinema at the HFF Potsdam Babelsberg.

Research interests

  • Oral history and memory - Holocaust survivors and their descendants (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Israeli movies and documentaries
  • the Zentrale Historische Kommission München and its activities in Jewish DP camps in the US occupation zone in Germany

Current DP project

  • Jewish DP camps in the US occupation zone in Germany (1945-1949)

Publications (selection)

  • Life and Loss in the Shadow of the Holocaust: A Jewish Family's Untold Story, Cambridge University Press, 2011. (with Rebecca Boehling)
  • Transcending Memory: The Third Generation (work in progress) 
  • New Places, New Identities: The (Ever) Changing Concept of ‘Heimat,’ German Politics and Society, Volume 26, Number 2, summer 2008.

 

 

 

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