Amy Simon

I am the Amy Simon pictureWilliam and Audrey Farber Family Endowed Chair of Holocaust Studies and European Jewish History, participating in the Department of History, James Madison College, and Jewish Studies.  My research examines victim representations of perpetrators in Yiddish diaries written in the Warsaw, Lodz, and Vilna ghettos during World War II.

I completed my PhD at Indiana University in 2015 and was the recipient of a Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship as well as the Leon Milman Memorial Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC.

I believe in a holistic and inter-disciplinary approach to history that incorporates a variety of areas, including history, film, literature, public history, and testimony.


Position: Assistant Professor

Field: Holocaust Studies, Jewish History, Modern Europe


Office: South Case Hall S310


Phone: 517-884-1270