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Daniel Rosenthal is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Jewish History
at the University of Haifa through the Israeli Inter-university Partnership in Russia and
East European Studies. He received his Ph.D. in History in 2014 from the
University of Toronto. His dissertation, entitled “Decomposing Identities: Shifting
Perceptions of Death and Burial among Jews in Interwar Poland”, investigates the
ways in which all Jews in Poland, irrespective of religious or political affiliations,
refashioned their ideas about death, funerals, and burial in the decades between
the World Wars due to new ideas of selfhood, changing forms of social cohesion,
and the growing regulation of death by the new Polish republic. He is currently
working to transform this project into a monograph entitled, “Burying Poland’s Jews:
Transforming Death and the Self in Early Twentieth Century Polish-Jewish Consciousness.”
Daniel also holds an M.A. in History from the University of Toronto, and a B.A.
from the Johns Hopkins University.