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Waitman Wade Beorn, PhD
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Between the Wires: The Janowska Camp and the Holocaust in Lviv

Research and writing leading to publication of a book on the Janowska camp in Poland during World War II.

This project seeks support to finish research and begin writing a manuscript on the Janowska camp in Lviv, Ukraine. This concentration camp has received little scholarly study despite the fact that the Nazis murdered at least 80,000 Jews in there. Relying on extensive and varied sources including maps, photographs, artwork, perpetrator and survivor testimony, site surveys, and archival documents, I am writing the first comprehensive history of this important place which served as a “hybrid” camp, functioning as a concentration camp, a transit camp to the extermination camp of Belzec, and a dedicated killing site in its own right. In addition, I am applying an interdisciplinary approach to the project that recognizes spatial aspects of the camp’s history that enrich our understanding of it at the micro, local, and regional scale. This includes the microspaces of the camp and its role as the hub of a network of perpetrators in the region.

Project fields:
European History; History, Other; Jewish Studies

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2019 – 8/31/2019