Welcome Michala Jandák Lônčíková, new Fortunoff/Claims Fellow

By Stephen Naron - June 27, 2024

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Michala Jandák Lônčíková as a new Fortunoff Fellow, funded by the Claims Conference.

Jandák Lônčíková is a historian who defended her dissertation on the anti-Semitic propaganda in Slovakia and the Independent State of Croatia. Her main research interest is the modern Jewish history in the 20th century, especially the Holocaust in Slovakia and its aftermath. She participated in several research projects, for instance, “Pogroms in East and East Central Europe: Collective Violence and Popular Culture” (Gerda Henkel Stiftung) and “Genocide, Postwar Migration and Social Mobility: Entangled Experiences of Roma and Jews” (GAČR, EXPRO). Currently, she works at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague and at the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences in the framework of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (H 2020). Recently, she published a chapter, „ZWISCHEN »RASSE« UND KONFESSION. Die jüdische Bevölkerung in der Slowakei 1938 bis 1945“ in Martin Zückert (ed.), Handbuch der Religions- und Kirchengeschichte der Slowakei im 20. Jahrhundert.

As Fortunoff Fellow, Jandák Lônčíková 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.