Selma Leydesdorff is professor emerita of oral history and culture at the University of Amsterdam and has published extensively on both Jewish history and oral history. Her dissertation, We Lived with Dignity, was published in German and English translation. She is one of the principal editors of the Memory and Narrative Series (Routledge) and has published extensively on the Holocaust and on surviving genocide and trauma. She is best known for her work on women surviving the genocide of Srebrenica, which was translated into English and Bosnian. For the last 10 years she has worked on the history of Sobibor and interviewed survivors and co-plaintiffs around the Demjanjuk trial; the collection is stored in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. In 2017 she published a biography of Alexandr Pechersky, the leader of the 1943 uprising in Sobibor, dealing with Nazism and the persecution of Jews in the communist world.
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