Christin Zühlke

Guest Scholar

Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute
Institute of European Studies | University of California, Berkeley | 249 Moses Hall | Berkeley, CA 94720-2316

Biographical Summary

Christin Zühlke is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Center for Research on Antisemitism, Technical University Berlin. Her Ph.D. project focuses on the Yiddish writings of the Sonderkommando in Auschwitz-Birkenau with an approach to Cultural Studies and Literature. She holds an M.A. in Jewish Studies and Philosophy and a B.A. in Philosophy and German. Since January 2021, she is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Also, Zühlke is a Research Assistant at the Elie Wiesel Research Center, University of Tübingen, Germany, since the spring of 2021. She was awarded an ELES Research Fellowship (Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk). In the Fall Semester 2016/17, she has been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Rothberg International School, Hebrew University Jerusalem. During her studies, Zühlke has worked in political and historical education since 2007; she was an intern at the German Desk of the International School for Holocaust Studies in Yad Vashem and the educational department of the Jewish Museum Berlin. In 2014, she was in charge of the Death March Memorial in the Below Forest, which is part of the Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Zühlke co-edited the new German translation of Elie Wiesel’s memoir La Nuit (published in July 2022 by Herder), which took the Jewish and historical background into account for the first time. Additionally, she is the series co-editor of the Elie Wiesel Werke (Elie Wiesel Works), a completely new annotated translated edition in German of Wiesel’s published works. Further, she is a series co-editor of the new Elie Wiesel Research Series, which will highlight the scholarly discourse on Wiesel’s work and legacy in English. She is currently preparing an edited volume on microhistorical approaches to an integrated history of the Holocaust, which de Gruyter will publish in 2023.

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Main Areas of Interest

  • Holocaust Literature,
  • Yiddish and the Holocaust,
  • Jewish Museums and Holocaust Museums,
  • Modern Jewish Thought,
  • Pop Culture,
  • Practical Ethics