Gerben Zaagsma

Status and Affiliation


  • PhD, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Status, Affiliation:

  • From Oct. 2008: Postdoc, University College London



Fields of Bund-Research

  • Relations between Bund and Jewish communists


Recent Project

“A Fresh Outburst of the Old Terror”? Jewish-born Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

This thesis contains a case study on Jewish communists in Paris and how they dealt with ‘Spain’. A part of the analysis is about the Bund’s position.

  • Period: 1936-1939
  • Type: PhD thesis
  • Started: 2003
  • Based at: European University Institute, Florence, Italy
  • Written language: English


Upcoming Project

Jewish migrants & politics in London and Paris before the Holocaust

Gerben Zaagsma's new post-doc project (start: October 2008) looks at responses to anti-Semitism in the years preceding the Second World War among Jewish migrants in Paris and London