Dr Debbie Lackerstein

Honours and CDF program Coordinator-Lecturer of History
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 2 6268 8877
+61 2 6268 8879

LOCATION

Building 29 Room 214

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

I am a graduate of the University of Adelaide where I completed a PhD in French history. I came to UNSW, Canberra in 1988 and have taught a large number of courses in Modern, mainly European History.

Research Interests

The Second World War

  • Occupied Europe, 1939-1945
  • The Holocaust

French History

  • Vichy France
  • Resistance and Collaboration
  • Intellectual and history of the 1930s and 1940s
  • National Identity
  • Right wing thought and activist groups

Genocide

  • Comparative Genocide
  • Liberation of the Camps
  • Trauma

My current research project examines different perspectives on the liberation of the camps in the final stages of the European war, 1945 and I continue to write on France and issues of national identity.

Books

Lackerstein DG, 2012, National Regeneration in Vichy France, First, Ashgate, Farnham, Surry

Book Chapters

Lackerstein DG, 2011, 'Medical Responses to the Liberation of the Nazi Camps, April-may 1945', in Ekins A; Stewart E (ed.), War Wounds: Medicine and the Trauma of Conflict, edn. First, Exisle, Auckland, pp. 93 - 108

Journal articles

Lackerstein DG, 2015, 'Liberation of the Camps', Wartime: Official Journal of the Australian War Memorial, pp. 34 - 37

Lackerstein D, 2015, 'La France Eternelle: A Contested Ideal, Vichy and the Present', French History and Civilization: Papers from the George Rudé Seminar, vol. 6, pp. 292 - 302, http://www.h-france.net/rude/rudevolvi/LackersteinVol.6.pdf

Lackerstein DG, 2015, 'Kl: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps', Wartime: Official Journal of the Australian War Memorial, vol. Winter, pp. 67 - 8

Lackerstein D, 2014, 'Death in the Cathedral: the Long Battle over French National Identity and the Legacy of Vichy', Australian Journal of Politics & History, vol. 60, pp. 373 - 383, 10.1111/ajph.12065

Lackerstein D, 2013, 'Le moment 1940: Effondrement national et réalités locales', Modern & Contemporary France, vol. 21, pp. 107 - 108, 10.1080/09639489.2012.736375

Lackerstein DG, 2010, 'The Power of Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance in World War II', The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, vol. 15, pp. 91 - 91

Conference Papers

Lackerstein DG, 2015, 'La France Eternelle: Contested Ideals of Moral Conservatism', in La France Eternelle: Contested Ideals of Moral Conservatism, 19th George Rudé Seminar, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, presented at 19th George Rudé Seminar, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, 09 - 12 July 2014

Lackerstein DG, 2014, 'Old Foes, New Foes and Competing Moral Visions: Vichy's National Revolution and the Creation of a New Man', in Old Foes, New Foes and Competing Moral Visions: Vichy's National Revolution and the Creation of a New Man, Australasian Association for European History, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, presented at Australasian Association for European History, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, 02 - 05 July 2013

Lackerstein DG, 2010, 'Liberation of the Camps', in Liberation of the Camps, War Wounds: Medicine and the Trauma of Conflict, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, presented at War Wounds: Medicine and the Trauma of Conflict, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 24 - 25 September 2009