PhD Candidate Focusing in the History of the Holocaust

My name is Chad S.A. Gibbs and I am a graduate student in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I have also completed a minor in gender and women's history.  For one year spanning 2019-2020 I will be resident in Jerusalem as a George L. Mosse Graduate Exchange Fellow to the Hebrew University. I received my master's degree in history at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and my bachelor's degree in history at the University of Wyoming. 

My research explores the geographies and social networks of resistance by Jewish prisoners at the extermination camp Treblinka.  My work makes extensive use of witness testimonies from trial transcripts to memoirs, video interviews, diaries, and other documents of history and memory.

All photographs on this website are my own.


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H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds by Peter Filkins

My review of H.G. Adler by Peter Filkins is now available on the George L. Mosse Program in History Blog.


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A Journalist’s Pen and a Survivor’s Spirit

My review of Last Days of Theresienstadt
by Eva Noack-Mosse is now available on
the George L. Mosse Program in History Blog.


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Lessons from the Treblinka Archive: Transnational Collections and their Implications for Historical Research

My recent article is available in
The Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies


Blenheim Palace, 2017

Blenheim Palace, 2017

Vilnius Yiddish Institute Library, 2017

Vilnius Yiddish Institute Library, 2017