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Selma Leydesdorff

Selma Leydesdorff, professor of oral history and culture at the University of Amsterdam, has published extensively on both Jewish history and oral history. Her dissertation, We Lived with Dignity, was published in translation in 1994. She is one of the principal editors of the Memory and Narrative series and is chair of the Commission on the History and Culture of Jews of the Dutch Royal Academy. She has published extensively on the Holocaust and on surviving trauma. She was supervisor for France and the Benelux at the Mauthausen Survivors Documentation Project. At present she is working on an International Forced Labor project regarding the survival stories of the Muslim women of Srebrenica.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Selma Leydesdorff." (Viewed on January 24, 2018) <>.


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