Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Dr. Ron Zeller



2009–2012 Independent researcher, active in war heritage and memory.

2008 Ph.D. History, University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands.

1999–2009 Local investigator (part time) in the Netherlands, interdisciplinary research project Holocaust and ‘Polycracy’ in Western Europe 1940-1944,University of Konstanz, Germany.

2002–2004 Ph.D. research, The Netherlands’ Organization of Scientific Research (NWO), The Hague, The Netherlands.

1998–2001 Contract researcher (Ph.D. research), Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1993–1997 Producer and consultant of various travelling, historical exhibitions.

1991–1993 Project assistent (part time), Resistance Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

1986–1993 M.A. History, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Research areas

Comparative History, Holocaust Studies, War Heritage and Memory

Function within the Center

Visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz (June-December 2012).

Research project: The three big strikes as national monuments in Dutch historiography of the German occupation and their relation with the persecution of the Jews

Selected Publications

2012: with Pim Griffioen: Comparing the Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands, France and Belgium, 1940-1945: similarities, differences, causes. Published in: Peter Romijn et al., with an introduction by Wichert ten Have, The Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands, 1940–1945. New Perspectives. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press/Vossiuspers UvA/NIOD, December 2012, pp. 55–92.

2011: Jodenvervolging in Nederland, Frankrijk en België 1940–1945: overeenkomsten, verschillen, oorzaken (The Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands, France and Belgium, 1940–1945: similarities, differences, causes). Amsterdam: Boom Publishers, 2011; 1045 pp. Dutch text, English summary pp. 999–1011. Slightly adapted, and updated edition of Ph.D. dissertation. Co-authored with Pim Griffioen.

2006/2007: ‘Anti-Jewish Policy and Organization of the Deportations in France and the Netherlands, 1940–1944: A Comparative Study’, in: Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Vol. 20, Number 3 (Oxford/Washington D.C.: Oxford University Press/USHMM, Winter 2006-2007), pp. 437–473. Co-authored with Pim Griffioen.

1999: ‘La persécution des Juifs en Belgique et aux Pays-Bas pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale: une analyse comparative’, in: Cahiers d’Histoire du Temps Présent / Bijdragen tot de Eigentijdse Geschiedenis (CHTP/BEG) no.5 (Bruxelles: CEGES), pp. 73–132. This is an  abridged version of the study which was awarded the Hartog Beem Prize 1995 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Co-authored with Pim Griffioen. Slightly adapted editions were also published in English and German:

1998: ‘A Comparative Analysis of the Persecution of the Jews in the Netherlands and Belgium during the Second World War’, in: The Netherlands’ Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 34, No. 2 (editor: Cornelis J. Lammers. Assen: Van Gorcum), pp. 126–164. Co-authored with Pim Griffioen.

1996/1997: ‘Judenverfolgung in den Niederlanden und in Belgien während des zweiten Weltkriegs. Eine vergleichende Analyse’, in zwei Teile in: 1999, Zeitschrift für Sozialgeschichte des 20. und 21. Jahrhunderts 11, Heft 3 (Hamburg: Hamburger Stiftung für Sozialgeschichte, Juli 1996), S. 30–54; 12, Heft 1 (Januar 1997), S. 29–48 + Korrektur (Errata) S. 160. Co-authored with Pim Griffioen.