Claire E. Aubin

Claire E. Aubin

Position Title

SSH 4211

Claire E. Aubin is a historian of the Holocaust and the United States, specializing in the post-war US immigration of Holocaust perpetrators. Her work explores themes of individual agency and identity in the context of Holocaust perpetration, as well as examining the long-term personal and cultural repercussions of Holocaust perpetration, post-war immigration, and the search for justice. She is a founding co-convenor of the Emotionally Demanding Histories Group, the first international network for historians working on violent and distressing topics.


Claire is currently completing The Homeland, a new book on Holocaust perpetrators as immigrants to post-WWII America.

Education and Degree(s)
  • Ph.D Religious Studies/History, University of Edinburgh 2023
  • LL.M International Human Rights, University of Edinburgh 2017
  • B.A Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Oregon 2016
  • B.A International Studies, University of Oregon 2016
Research Interests & Expertise
  • Contemporary US history
  • Holocaust perpetration and memory
  • History of antisemitism
  • History of US right-wing activism