Dr. Noah Benninga
Noah Benninga is a postdoctoral researcher at the Vidal Sassoon Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University, a fellow of Saul Kagan Claims Conference Fellowship in Advanced Shoah Studies, and the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History at the Hebrew University.
He received his PhD from Hebrew University in 2016 for his dissertation on the Material Culture of Prisoners in Auschwitz, that employs witness testimony to study the material culture and everyday life of prisoners in the ‘Metropolis of Death.’ He is the author of a number of scholarly publications, including ‘The First Person Inversion: Conscious Engagement and the Practical Past’ (Holocaust Studies: A Journal of History and Culture, 2015); ‘Jean Amery and the Negative Materiality of Language in Auschwitz’ (in: Ulrich Bielefeld and Yifaat Weiss, eds., Jean Améry: Als Gelegenheitsgast, ohne jedes Engagement, Wilhelm Fink, 2013); as well as the entry on ‘Auschwitz’ in Dan Diner’s prestigious Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur (2011). His co-edited volume Personal Engagement and the Study of the Holocaust (Vallentine Mitchelle, 2015) includes contributions from Hayden White, Otto Dov Kulka and Aleida Assmann, among others. His prizes and honors include the President’s Fellowship, the Wolf Prize for graduate students, and the Franz Rozenzweig Minerva Fellowship.