Together with Laurel Vlock, Dr. Laub began videotaping Holocaust survivors in his office in May 1979 as part of what would become the Holocaust Survivors Film Project (HSFP). Dr. Laub participated in 134 testimony taping sessions for the HSFP and the Fortunoff Archive as well as for other independent projects. He trained interviewers for affiliated projects in the U.S. Israel, Canada, and Europe, and it was his unique perspective as a survivor and clinical psychiatrist shaped the Fortunoff Archive’s distinctive methodology. Laub's work was groundbreaking and critical to the Fortunoff Archive’s growth and success.
Carli SnyderDori Laub Fellow, 2023-2024
Carli Snyder is a PhD candidate in History at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her dissertation project, “‘The Flesh of the Facts’: Toward a Feminist Holocaust Consciousness,” examines the political and intellectual dimensions of feminist approaches to Holocaust studies as they developed between the 1970s and early 2000s, with particular emphasis on the work and contributions of Joan Ringelheim. Snyder was awarded the 2023-2024 Manya Friedman Memorial Fellowship at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She recently completed a Robert J. Katz Research Fellowship in Genocide Studies at the University of Southern California Center for Advanced Genocide Research and Shoah Foundation in January 2023. Her contributions have also been recognized by research grants from the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study of Harvard University and the Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University.