Thorson, Helga

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Thorson, Helga

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Dr. Helga Thorson is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria (UVic) and Chair of Germanic and Slavic Studies department. She is a co-founder of the I-witness Holocaust Field School at UVic, which takes students to different sites across Central Europe to explore how the Holocaust is memorialized at various historical sites, monuments, and museums.
Thorson initiated the Local Stories of the Holocaust project alongside Andrea van Noord and Jason Michaud (two former field school participants), and Dr. Richard Kool (Royal Roads University; former president of the Victoria Holocaust Remembrance and Education Society). She has led the collection of materials since the project's inception.


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