Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich
Anca Filipovici is a researcher at the Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Cluj, Romania. She holds a PhD in history (2013) at the Babeş-Bolyai University of Cluj, on a topic related to education and local culture in northern Moldavia. Her current research focuses on the history of Jews in Romania, interethnic relations in interwar Bukovina, educational policies and the construction of national identity.
During her EHRI Fellowship at the the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, she will conduct research on the issue of anti-Semitism as act of disobedience in high schools from interwar Romania. The project intends to analyze youth anti-Semitic acts performed by contesting the diversity of the school medium through violence, and by challenging the above-imposed passivity through political engagement and radicalization. The archive and the library of the Center for Holocaust Studies hold a comprehensive collection on youth issues and far right movements that will broaden the national perspective, providing a thorough insight on youth policies in interwar Europe.