Welcome Matt Johnson, Fortunoff/Claims Conference Fellow

By Stephen Naron - June 3, 2024

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Matthew Johnson as a new Fortunoff Fellow, funded thanks to the Claims Conference.

Matthew Johnson, is currently the Associate Senior Lecturer in Yiddish at the Centre for Languages and Literature (SOL). His teaching and research interests include Yiddish- and German-language cultural history, literature, and other media, translation theory and practice, and the history and representation of the Holocaust. His writing has or will soon appear in The Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook, The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory, German Studies Review, In geveb, and AJS Perspectives, among other venues, and he serves as a peer review editor at In geveb. He is currently working on a book tentatively titled Faltering Language: On German-Yiddish Literature.

As Fortunoff Fellow, Johnson will produce an annotated critical edition of a Yiddish testimony for our Critical Edition Series as part of our Claims Conference Grant Unlocking Survivor Testimony: A Program to Produce Critical Annotated Editions of Non-English Holocaust Testimonies.

Specifically, Johnson intends to produce a critical edition of Julia Pirotte’s (HVT-774) Yiddish-language testimony.