Dr. Na'ama Seri-Levi

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Dr.
Na'ama
Seri-Levi
Administrative manager
naama.seri-levi@mail.huji.ac.il

Holds a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Lives in Jerusalem, married to Ariel and a mother of three boys.

 

Her research focuses on the Polish-Jewish refugees who fled to the Soviet Union during World War II and the Holocaust. Although most of the Polish survivors were part of this group, their story is hardly told and the research regarding it is poor. 
By tracing the networks those people held during the years of the war, her research sheds light on new aspects of the refugees' unique experiences. The study highlights the daily lives of these refugees as well as their hopes and expectations for the future. It also examines how other Jewish communities sought to learn about the fate of the refugees and those left behind in Poland, and to respond to their plight, both at the personal and institutional levels.