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Medicine, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Scholars

The Medicine, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program at Cedars-Sinai is guided by an expert team of scholars. All are dedicated to making the center an international hub of research and a platform for scholarship about the activities of medical professionals before, during and after the Holocaust, and other genocides and human atrocities.


Sari J. Siegel, PhD
Founding Director; Assistant Professor, Program in the History of Medicine

Advisory Committee

Herwig Czech, PhD
Professor, Department of Ethics, Collections and History of Medicine (Josephinum), Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Sabine Hildebrandt, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital; Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Educator in Anatomy and the History of Anatomy, Harvard Medical School and Harvard College
Miriam Offer, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Holocaust Studies Program, Western Galilee College; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Volker Roelcke, MD, MPhil
Professor and Chair, Institute for the History of Medicine, Giessen University, Germany
Zoé Samudzi, PhD
Charles E. Scheidt Visiting Assistant Professor of Genocide Studies and Genocide Prevention at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University

Former Strauss Fellows

Made possible through the generosity of Franklin Strauss, MD, the Center for Medicine, Holocaust and Genocide Studies provides two months of support to early-career scholars engaged in research at the intersection of health and healthcare with the Holocaust, other genocides or mass violence, more broadly. Strauss Fellows refine and pursue their research agendas within a community that includes clinicians and medical scientists, whose specialized knowledge can enhance fellows’ projects.