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Visiting Info
Opening Hours:

Sunday to Wednesday: 09:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-20:00 *
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00.

Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.

* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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Two-Week Research Fellowships for PhD Students/Candidates from Aboard 2017

The International Institute for Holocaust Research was established in 1993.  Since its inception the goal of the Institute has been to allow for the steady increase in the scope of worldwide scholarly research on the Holocaust and Holocaust related topics.  The Institute is active in the development and coordination of International research; the planning and undertaking of scholarly projects; the organization of symposia and conferences; the fostering of cooperative projects among research institutions; the support of young scholars who research the Holocaust; and the publishing of analytical studies, conference proceedings, documents and monographs on the Holocaust. 

Fellowship description

In its desire to support young scholars, the International Institute for Holocaust Research is offering Summer Research Fellowships for PhD students who are writing a dissertation on some aspect of the Holocaust including its antecedents and aftermath. These fellowships provide the students to travel to Israel in order to conduct research in the Yad Vashem Archives for two weeks, to meet with the professors of the Institute and to converse with Yad Vashem staff and scholars about their research projects. Yad Vashem pays for the roundtrip economy-class flight and provides hotel for 13 nights.  


The student must be enrolled in a college or university PhD program (outside of Israel) in which a thesis/dissertation will be submitted. (Students holding Israeli citizenship may not apply.) The thesis topic must deal with some aspect of the Holocaust including its antecedents and aftermath.  The topic of the dissertation must have been already approved.        

Dates of fellowship

The length of an individual fellowship is two weeks.  The week of 16-20 July is a required week for all fellows.  The additional week may be either the week of 9-13 July or the week of 23-27 July. 

Fellowship details

The International Institute for Holocaust Research will provide a roundtrip airline ticket to and from Israel and room and board during the fellowship period.  The recipient is required to be in attendance each day (Sunday – Thursday - totaling 10 days of the 13-day fellowship) to conduct research at Yad Vashem.  A recipient may extend one’s stay at his/her own expense and in accordance to visa regulations.

Application guidelines

To apply one must submit a completed application form.  The Institute will contact the recommenders directly. Submissions and application letters must be received by the Institute no later than 1 April 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.    


It is the sole responsibility of the recipient to acquire, if necessary, the appropriate visa to enter Israel.    

Health insurance

Recipients are responsible for securing their own health insurance.

Two-Week PhD Research Fellowship Application

Past Recipients:

Mr. Giles Bennetts
Ludwig-Maximilians University- Munich
The German Occupation Administration and the Warsaw Ghetto, 1939-1943

Ms. Joanna Sliwa 
Clark University
Jewish Children in Nazi-Occupied Krakow

Mr. Ross Halpin (PhD awarded 2013)
Sydney University
The Forgotten: Jewish Doctors and Nurses in Auschwitz


Ms. Ewa Wiatr
University of Lodz
Everyday life in the Lodz Ghetto

Ms. Laura Brade
UNC-Chapel Hill
Forced Migration:  Jewish Emigration Strategies and Nazi Expulsion Policies in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 1939-1941

Ms. Melanie Hembera
University of Heidelberg
The Shoah in the District of Krakow


Mr. Taras Martynenko
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Citizens of Lviv during World War II:  Social Conscience and Social Behavior
Mr. Leon Saltiel 
University of Macedonia
Reactions to the Deportations of the Jews of Salonika, 1942-1943


Ms.  Izabella Sulyok
University of Szeged
The Final Solution to the Jewish Question in 1944 During World War II (Szombathely) Gendarmerie District

Ms.  Magalena Nowak
University of Krakow
The Jewish Community in Wieliczka During World War II and the Holocaust in Relation Witness and Documents


Ms. Julia Kertesz Renault Pinto
University of Vienna
Immigration Policy and the Jewish Refugees in the 1930s and the 1940s

Ms. Susanne Barth
Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
The Oberschlesische Hydrierwerke AG and the Auschwitz Subcamp of Blechhammer, 1939-1945

Ms. Meng Yang
Free University of Berlin
Jewish Exile in Shanghai


Ms. Anikó Boros,
Humbolt University of Berlin
Trauma, Flight, Expulsion, New Beginning – Collective Memory of A Community from World War II till Today (Hungary)

Mr. Michael Gerheran
Clark University
Betrayed Comradeship: German Jewish WWI Veterans Under Hitler

Ms. Elisabeth Poenisch
Albert-Ludwigs University - Freiburg
Jewish Houses in the German Reich Between 1939-1945

Ms. Chiara Renzo
University of Florence
The Jewish Displaced Persons in Italian Refugee Camps, 1943-1951


Ms. Hanna (Anna) Abakunova

University of Sheffield
The Rescue of Jews and Roma in Ukraine During the Holocaust

Ms. Catherine Greer
University of Tennessee
Redeeming the Past Music of Theresienstadt

Mr. Jan Issinger
University Freiburg
Reserve Police Battalion 61 and the Holocaust in Eastern Europe

Ms. Anne Lepper
Free University of Berlin
Jewish Population and the Jewish Rescue Attempts Initiated in Switzerland, 1939-1945

Ms. Abigail Miller
Clark University
The Transmission of Holocaust Memory in Argentina: From Refugee-Survivors to the Generation of the Disappeared

Ms. Anna Nedlin
Albert-Ludwigs University – Freiburg
From Poland to Palestine: The History of the Founders of the Ghetto Fighters Kibbutz

Ms. Delphine Richard
University Lyon 2
The JDC Activities on the Territory of Europe During the Holocaust

Mr. Jason Tingier
Clark University
Mosaic of Destruction: The Holocaust and Interethnic Relations in Chelm, 1939-1944

Ms. Laurien Vastenhout
University of Sheffield
The Jewish Councils of Western Europe under Nazi Occupation: A Comparative Analysis