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Jazmine Contreras is a sixth year History PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation, “‘We were all in the Resistance’: Historical Memory of the Second World War and Holocaust in the Netherlands” examines contemporary controversies surrounding Dutch memory of the Second World War and Shoah. As a fellow at the Duitsland Instituut in fall 2017, Jazmine conducted archival research at NIOD and interviewed museum coordinators, members of the Jewish community, researchers at the National Committee, and children of former NSB members. She is currently instructing a course on gender and warfare and will instruct History of the Holocaust in Spring 2019 at the University of Minnesota.
“Een Betwiste Plek”: The Politics of WWII and Holocaust Memorial Culture.” Paper to be presented at the 43d Annual European Studies Conference. University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, October 5th-6th, 2018.
“Een Betwiste Plek”: The Politics of WWII and Holocaust Memorial Culture.” Presented at the Duitsland Institute Symposium: “Understanding Dutch Memory: Recent Scholarship, Debates, and Memorial Initiatives in the Netherlands.” University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands. April 26th, 2018.
“Narratives of Resistance and Collaboration at War’s End.” Poster presentation at the DAAD Centers Conference: Coalescence or Collapse? Challenges for German and European Studies in the 21st Century. Georgetown University, Washington D.C., December 7-9th, 2016.
Public Lectures and Media
‘Nederlandse Blik op de Oorlog nog steeds Beperkt’, Interview for Duitslandweb
Duitsland Instituut, University of Amsterdam, May 4th, 2018.
Panelist in Days of Remembrance Event, Augsburg Park Library,
Genocide Education Outreach Program, University of Minnesota, April 26th, 2017.
“Researching the Holocaust” presentation for Highland Park Seniors, Genocide Education Outreach Program, University of Minnesota, April 17th, 2017
Read a interview in Dutch on Duitslandweb about her dissertation.