Dr Nelly Las is an Israeli scholar specialized in Jewish history and gender studies. The subject of her Ph.D. thesis at the Sorbonne University (Paris I) was: “The Impact of Zionism on French Jewry from the Dreyfus Affair to World War II (1896-1942)”. She is currently affiliated to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Research Associate with Hadassah-Brandeis Institute (USA). Her fields of interest and research are: Contemporary Jewry (Zionism, Antisemitism, History of French Jewry), and Women’s Studies (Feminism, Women in Jewish History).
Françoise S. Ouzan received her PhD in history from the Paris I-Sorbonne University. Formerly an Associate Professor at the University of Reims, she is currently a Senior Research Associate at the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center of Tel Aviv University. Françoise Ouzan has published widely on displaced persons, antisemitism, and American Jewry, and she recently coedited Holocaust Survivors: Resettlement, Memories, Identities (2012), and Postwar Jewish Displacement and Rebirth, 1945-1967 (2014, paperback, 2016). Her new book, entitled How Young Holocaust Survivors Rebuilt Their Lives, France, the United States, and Israel (2018), has been published by Indiana University Press in the series “Studies in Antisemitism”.