Myriam Gerber is a PhD student in the history department at Concordia University. Born in Germany, her research focusses on unmarked mass graves of the Holocaust in Central and Eastern Europe. Myriam’s dissertation investigates the complex layers of memory and silence surrounding an unmarked mass grave related to the former BMW forced labor camp in Allach, a sub-camp of the former concentration camp Dachau. Her research challenges meta narratives of a “mastered” past as it is represented in the context of the Gedenkstaette Dachau.expand
Myriam holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology (University of Victoria, British Columbia) and an interdisciplinary M.A. in Visual Anthropology and Holocaust Studies (University of Victoria, British Columbia) as well as a Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies (University of Victoria, British Columbia). Myriam is a Research Assistant in the project “Beyond Museum Walls: New Methodologies for Public Dialogue Around Difficult History and Cultural Conflict” as well as an affiliate student at Concordia’s Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS).