Aleksandra Wroblewska was born in Warsaw (Poland) in 1978. She studied Cultural Studies in Warsaw and Film Production in Berlin. From May 2011 to December 2019 she coordinated the “Protecting Memory” project. Since January 2020 she has been coordinator of the “Connecting Memory” project.
project team member
Mariya Goncharenko-Schubert was born in Tiutiunnyky (Zhytomyr Region, Ukraine) in 1985. She studied Eastern European Culture and Jewish Studies at the University of Potsdam. She joined “Protecting Memory” in May 2017. Since January 2020 she has been on the project team of “Connecting Memory”.
Dr. Svetlana Burmistr
Svetlana Burmistr was born in Ribnita (Republic of Moldova) in 1980. She studied German Studies in Ribnita and Linguistics, New German Literature, and Political Science in Berlin. In 2014, she was awarded a PhD in Contemporary History at the Centre for Research on Antisemitism in Berlin. She worked on the pilot phase of “Protecting Memory” in 2013 and returned to the project in April 2016. Since January 2020 she has been a research associate on the “Connecting Memory” project.
Vera Lemanski was born in 1988 in Molotschny (Murmansk region, Russian Federation). She is currently studying Eastern European Cultural Studies at the University of Potsdam. She has been a student assistant in the "Memory Network" project since April 2021.
Ayelet Eva Herbst
Ayelet Eva Herbst was born in Moshav Ben Ami (Israel) in 1985. She studied Media and Communication at Max Stern Yezreel Valley College and Holocaust, Communication, and Tolerance at Touro College Berlin. She was a freelance member of the «Protecting Memory» team in 2018 and 2019.
Ray Brandon was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA) in 1964 and studied Political Science and International Relations in Washington. His publications include The Shoah in Ukraine (2008; Ukr. ed. 2015), with Wendy Lower, and Stalin and Europe (2014; Pol. ed., 2015), with Timothy D. Snyder. He worked as historian and a member of academic staff for «Protecting Memory» from February 2014 until December 2018.
project team member
Bozhena Kozakevych was born in Lviv (Ukraine) in 1990. She studied German Philology in Lviv and Culture and History of Central and Eastern Europe in Frankfurt on the Oder. She worked on the «Protecting Memory» project from April 2017 to December 2019.
Roman Boichuk was born in Lanivtsi (Ternopil Region, Ukraine) in 1992. He is studying Culture and History of Central and Eastern Europe in Frankfurt on the Oder. He was a student assistant on the «Protecting Memory» project from March to December 2019.