About Robin Buller

NBN Episodes hosted by Robin:

Jeffrey Shandler, "Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age: Survivors' Stories and New Media Practices" (Stanford UP, 2017)

March 18, 2021

Holocaust Memory in the Digital Age

Jeffrey Shandler
Hosted by Robin Buller

How do technological advances and changing archival practices alter historical memory? In what ways have developments in the preservation and dissemin…

Adam Teller, "Rescue the Surviving Souls: The Great Jewish Refugee Crisis of the 17th Century" (Princeton UP, 2020)

August 25, 2020

Rescue the Surviving Souls

Adam Teller
Hosted by Robin Buller

A refugee crisis of huge proportions erupted as a result of the mid-seventeenth-century wars in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Tens of thousands …

Marion Kaplan, "Hitler’s Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal" (Yale UP, 2020)

August 14, 2020

Hitler’s Jewish Refugees

Marion Kaplan
Hosted by Robin Buller

Marion Kaplan's riveting book, Hitler’s Jewish Refugees: Hope and Anxiety in Portugal (Yale University Press) describes the dramatic experiences of Je…

Alexander Gendler, "Khurbm 1914-1922: Prelude to the Holocaust" (Varda Books, 2019)

June 8, 2020

Khurbm 1914-1922

Alexander Gendler
Hosted by Robin Buller

The murder of two-thirds of European Jews, referred to by many as the Holocaust, did not begin June 22, 1941, with the German invasion of the Soviet U…

Lori Gemeiner-Bihler, "Cities of Refuge: German Jews in London and New York, 1935-1945" (SUNY Press, 2019)

January 16, 2020

Cities of Refuge

Lori Gemeiner-Bihler
Hosted by Robin Buller

In the years following Hitler’s rise to power, German Jews faced increasingly restrictive antisemitic laws, and many responded by fleeing to more tole…

Sarah Wobick-Segev, "Homes Away from Home: Jewish Belonging in 20th-Century Paris, Berlin, and St. Petersburg" (Stanford UP, 2018)

January 9, 2020

Homes Away from Home

Sarah Wobick-Segev
Hosted by Robin Buller

In pre-emancipation Europe, most Jews followed Jewish law most of the time, but by the turn of the twentieth century, a new secular Jewish identity ha…

Evdoxios Doxiadis, "State, Nationalism, and the Jewish Communities of Modern Greece" (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018)

September 16, 2019

State, Nationalism, and the Jewish Communities of Modern Greece

Evdoxios Doxiadis
Hosted by Robin Buller

How did minorities fit into the new Greek state during the country’s transition from imperial rule to national sovereignty? How did the relationship b…

M. L. Rozenblit and J. Karp, "World War I and the Jews: Conflict and Transformation in Europe, the Middle East, and America" (Berghahn, 2017)

October 30, 2018

World War I and the Jews

Marsha L. Rozenblit and Jonathan Karp, eds.
Hosted by Robin Buller

How was Jewish life affected by the First World War? How did Jews around the world understand, engage with, and influence the Great War and surroundin…

Shannon Fogg, "Stealing Home: Looting, Restitution, and Reconstructing Jewish Lives in France, 1942-1947" (Oxford UP, 2017)

October 25, 2018

Stealing Home

Shannon Fogg
Hosted by Robin Buller

While the history of the Second World War and Jewish persecution in France has been widely studied, the return of survivors in the aftermath of deport…

Olga Borovaya, "The Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and His Readers" (Indiana UP, 2017)

August 24, 2018

The Beginnings of Ladino Literature

Olga Borovaya
Hosted by Robin Buller

When did Ladino literature emerge? According to Dr. Olga Borovaya, author of The Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and his Readers (Ind…

Anika Walke, "Pioneers and Partisans: An Oral History of Nazi Genocide in Belorussia" (Oxford UP, 2015)

May 24, 2018

Pioneers and Partisans

Anika Walke
Hosted by Robin Buller

How did Soviet Jews respond to the Holocaust and the devastating transformations that accompanied persecution? How was the Holocaust experienced, surv…

Shira Klein, "Italy’s Jews From Emancipation to Fascism" (Cambridge UP, 2018)

May 21, 2018

Italy’s Jews from Emancipation to Fascism

Shira Klein
Hosted by Robin Buller

What was Italy’s role in the Holocaust? Why is it that Italy is known as the Axis power that was benevolent to Jews, despite a scholarly consensus tha…

Kerry Wallach, "Passing Illusions: Jewish Visibility in Weimar Germany" (U Michigan Press, 2017)

March 29, 2018

Passing Illusions

Kerry Wallach
Hosted by Robin Buller

What did it mean to be perceived as Jewish or non-Jewish in Weimar Germany? How, in an age of growing antisemitism, was Jewishness revealed, or made i…

Eric T. Jennings, "Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus from the French Caribbean" (Harvard UP, 2018)

March 19, 2018

Escape from Vichy

Eric T. Jennings
Hosted by Robin Buller

In Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean (Harvard University Press, 2018), Eric T. Jennings reveals the fascinating history of…

Adriana M. Brodsky, "Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine: Community and National Identity, 1880-1960" (Indiana UP, 2016)

March 14, 2018

Sephardi, Jewish, Argentine

Adriana M. Brodsky
Hosted by Robin Buller

How do immigrant populations navigate between ancestral ties and connections to their new homes? How do their plural histories create layered identiti…

Sara Hirschhorn, "City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement" (Harvard UP, 2017)

February 20, 2018

City on a Hilltop

Sara Hirschhorn
Hosted by Robin Buller

Who are the American Jews behind many of the Israeli settlements in the West Bank? This is the question that Dr. Sara Hirschhorn, Research Lecturer at…

Leon Wiener Dow, "The Going: A Meditation on Jewish Law" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017)

February 9, 2018

The Going

Leon Wiener Dow
Hosted by Robin Buller

Leon Wiener Dow's most recent work The Going: A Meditation on Jewish Law (Palgrave MacMillan, 2017) offers readers intimate, informative, and at times…

Amos Goldberg, "Trauma in First Person: Diary Writing during the Holocaust" (Indiana UP, 2017)

January 10, 2018

Trauma in First Person

Amos Goldberg
Hosted by Robin Buller

In his most recent work, Trauma in First Person: Diary Writing during the Holocaust (Indiana University Press, 2017), Amos Goldberg examines Jewish di…

Jessica Marglin, "Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco" (Yale UP, 2016)

December 24, 2017

Across Legal Lines

Jessica Marglin
Hosted by Robin Buller

In Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco (Yale University Press, 2016), Jessica Marglin skillfully narrates how Jews and Muslims navi…