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Magilow, Sinnreich Named Co-Editors-in-Chief of Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Daniel H. Magilow, professor of German in the UT Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Helene Sinnreich, associate professor in the UT Department of Religious Studies and director of the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies, are the new co-editors-in-chief of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum academic journal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. The duo is accepting manuscripts currently and will take on full editorial responsibilities October 1, 2021.

“We are honored to take on a leadership role in our field’s most prestigious academic journal,” Sinnreich said.

Professors Magilow and Sinnreich have extensive experience collaborating on a scholarly journal and bring a unique combination of skills and experience to the role. For 15 years, they worked together on the Journal of Jewish Identities. Sinnreich served as editor-in-chief. Magilow served as managing editor and book review editor. They have also worked closely with the Museum throughout their careers, serving as fellows, presenting at conferences, participating in research workshops, and peer-reviewing for Experiencing History and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

“Raising public awareness about the Holocaust and facilitating scholarship are two crucial roles the Museum fulfills in the United States and around the world,” Magilow said. “It speaks highly of UT’s reputation as a research university that the Museum would select two of our faculty to run its flagship academic journal. Serving as co-editors-in-chief is a tremendous opportunity and an important responsibility to advance the Museum’s mission.”

The United States Holocaust Museum and Memorial is the office memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, DC, the Museum provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy.

About the Professors

Daniel H. Magilow (PhD, German Studies, Princeton University, 2003) is a member of the Academic Council of the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 2005–2006 Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow. His research focuses on Holocaust representation, Weimar Germany, and the history of photography. He has written several dozen articles and book reviews about Holocaust photography, film, and memorials, two of which appeared in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He has also authored, co-authored, edited, and translated six books.

Helene Sinnreich (PhD, History, Brandeis University, 2004) is the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 2007 Charles H. Revson fellow and served as a 2009 Postdoctoral fellow at Yad Vashem. A scholar of the Jewish experience during the Holocaust and European Jewry, her research focuses on the experience of Jews in Nazi ghettos. She published A Story of Survival: The Lodz Ghetto Diary of Heinek Fogel (2015) and is the author of the forthcoming The Atrocity of Hunger: Starvation Ghettos in Nazi-Occupied Poland (Cambridge University Press). She has also published articles and chapters on gender and the Holocaust, Polish–Jewish relations, food studies, and Haredi women.