Dr Debbie Lackerstein
Senior Lecturer

Dr Debbie Lackerstein

UNSW Canberra
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

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.

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Phone
+61 2 5114 5074
Location
Building 29 Room 214
  • Books | 2012
    Lackerstein DG, 2012, National Regeneration in Vichy France, Ashgate, Farnham, Surry
  • Book Chapters | 2011
    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 | 2018
    Lackerstein D, 2018, 'Reflecting on Genocide: Teaching Trainee Officers at UNSW, Canberra', AUSTRALIAN HUMANITIES REVIEW, pp. 154 - 157, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000451889400014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lackerstein D, 2015, 'La France Eternelle: A Contested Ideal, Vichy and the Present', French History and Civilization: Papers from the George Rudé Seminar, 6, pp. 292 - 302, http://www.h-france.net/rude/rudevolvi/LackersteinVol.6.pdf
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lackerstein DG, 2015, 'Kl: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps', Wartime: Official Journal of the Australian War Memorial, Winter, pp. 67 - 8
    Journal articles | 2015
    Lackerstein DG, 2015, 'Liberation of the Camps', Wartime: Official Journal of the Australian War Memorial, pp. 34 - 37
    Journal articles | 2014
    Lackerstein D, 2014, 'Death in the Cathedral: the Long Battle over French National Identity and the Legacy of Vichy', Australian Journal of Politics & History, 60, pp. 373 - 383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12065
    Journal articles | 2013
    Lackerstein D, 2013, 'Le moment 1940: Effondrement national et réalités locales', Modern & Contemporary France, 21, pp. 107 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639489.2012.736375
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ahn D; Baruchello G; Casey S; Cmeciu C-M; Cremer DJ; Culea M; Dietrich DJ; Findler R; Harman O; Horn J; Jansohn C; Kinna R; Lackerstein D; Long CR; Long CR; Lovell DW; Madarasz N; Mali J; Milfull J; Milfull J; Miočević L; Muir JR; Murphy T; Murphy T; Ritzarev M; Rohkrämer T; Roth M; Roth M; Rudova L; Sax BC; Schaefer R; Shorten R; Shostak AB; Shostak S; Shostak S; Shostak S; Tarrant H; Tarrant H; Vasconcelos F; Zuckerman FS, 2010, 'Book Reviews', The European Legacy, 15, pp. 91 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10848770903516261
    Journal articles | 2010
    Lackerstein DG, 2010, 'The Power of Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance in World War II', The European Legacy: toward new paradigms, 15, pp. 91 - 91
  • Conference Posters | 2018
    Dokos S; Kelaiah I; Vicente Cristobal H; Combe-Germes V; Duffy M; Howlin P; Ulman L; Mount G; de Permentier P; Shin G-H; Iida S; Marden N; Lackerstein D; Eli A; Warouw N, (eds.), 2018, 'A UNSW Community-Driven Portal for Online Education Resources', Sydney, presented at Partners in Learning: Connecting Communities, Sydney, 26 October 2018 - 26 October 2018, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/upload-files/staff/Poster%20eBooklet%202018%20(web%20version).pdf
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Lackerstein DG, 2014, '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 July 2014 - 12 July 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Lackerstein DG, 2013, '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 July 2013 - 05 July 2013
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Lackerstein DG, 2009, '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 September 2009 - 25 September 2009