Ari Joskowicz on His Article “The Age of the Witness and the Age of Surveillance”

In this episode, historian Ari Joskowicz discusses “The Age of the Witness and the Age of Surveillance: Romani Holocaust Testimony and the Perils of Digital Scholarship,” which appears in the October 2020 issue of the AHR. Joskowicz is Associate Professor of History, and of Jewish Studies and European Studies at Vanderbilt University, where he also directs the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies. His publications include the 2014 book The Modernity of Others: Jewish Anti-Catholicism in Germany and France. He is currently at work on a project that explores the entangled histories of Jews and Romanies in twentieth-century Western and Central Europe and in the U.S. and Israel. Joskowicz spoke with AHR consulting editor Lara Putnam.

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