Graduated from the Sorbonne and EHESS, Marie Moutier-Bitan works as a postdoctoral researcher at CERCEC as part of the Visual History of the Holocaust project. She is a historian specialized in the Holocaust in the occupied Soviet Union. For more than 10 years she has worked as a researcher in the Yahad – In Unum association, led by Father Patrick Desbois. As a team leader and interviewer, she has made more than twenty research trips to Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, Moldova, and Lithuania. The assignments comprised interviewing witnesses to the extermination of Jews and locating shooting sites. She created a database in which the collected testimonies were gathered. Her doctoral thesis, supervised by Denis Peschanski, focused on “The License to Kill. The first step of the extermination of the Jews in Eastern Galicia, June 22 – August 1, 1941.” She has been awarded several fellowships, including a fellowship at Yad Vashem (July 2018).
Marie Moutier-Bitan has published Les Champs de la Shoah (Passés composés, 2020). She has written several works on the rescue of Jews and survival strategies in the occupied Soviet territories (Nouvelle Histoire de la Shoah, Passés Composés, 2021). She also explores in depth the correspondence of German soldiers in monographs (Lettres de la Wehrmacht, Perrin, 2014), articles (La loyauté des soldats allemands à Hitler, Histoire @ Politique, 2019) and documentaries (Dans l’œil de l’occupant, France 5, 2022). She has given courses and lectures at Paris I – Pantheon-Sorbonne and at the University Champollion of Albi, and regularly speaks at the Memorial de la Shoah (Paris).
Participation in Events
VHH Research Seminar – Session 10: Between Fiction and History: Ethical Questions during the Historical Research for Son of Saul
Thursday, 28.04.2022, 16:00 to Thursday, 28.04.2022, 18:00
Sunday, 08.05.2022, 18:00 to Tuesday, 10.05.2022, 17:00