Dr Gilly Carr (Project lead, website owner and prisoner biography researcher)
Dr Gilly Carr is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. She is also a Fellow and Director of Studies in Archaeology at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. She works in the fields of conflict archaeology and post-conflict heritage studies. Since 2007 she has been carrying out fieldwork in the Channel Islands, where she has a particular interest in victims of Nazism. She has had many heritage projects within this theme in the Channel Islands, including the excavation of a labour camp in Jersey. Her exhibition ‘On British Soil: Victims of Nazi persecution in the Channel Islands’ was at the Wiener Library in London from October 2017 – February 2018. She has over 60 publications within her areas of interest, of which ten are authored or edited volumes.
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Roderick Miller (prisons and camps researcher)
Roderick Miller attended the Goethe Institut for German language studies in West Berlin in the 1980s, then studied music and literature at universities in Gerrmany and the United States. He was an editor of arts and music magazines in Portland, Oregon in the 1990s, a graphic designer at advertising agencies in New York City in the early 2000s, and moved back to Berlin in 2004. He has since worked in various capacities on the topics of the Holocaust and forced labour in the Second World War for projects at Freie Universität Berlin and the EVZ Foundation. In 2014, he co-founded and was made chairman of the non-profit group Tracing the Past, dedicated to memorialising people persecuted by the Nazi Regime.
Dr. Cord Pagenstecher (project partner)
Dr. Cord Pagenstecher is a historian who coordinates e-research and e-publications at the Center for Digital Systems / University Library (CeDiS) at Freie Universität Berlin. His main interests are digital interview collections (e.g. the interview archive ‘Forced Labour 1939-1945’), and research and learning environments (e.g. ‘Lernen mit Interviews’). He previously worked with the Berlin History Workshop (from 1989), the Ravensbrück Memorial Museum (1998 – 2000), and the Berlin office for the compensation of Nazi victims (2001 – 2007). He has published on tourism history, National Socialism, migration research, oral history, visual history and digital humanities.
Susan Ilie (Channel Islands archival researcher)
Susan Ilie is Guernsey born and works as a professional genealogist and writer specialising in the Channel Islands. She is the author of ‘Telling Tales’ a compilation of news, views and gossip from Guernsey in the early to mid 1800s, and co-editor of ‘Diary of Trip to Jersey & Guernsey’, a diary of a 20 year old London clerk who visited Jersey and Guernsey in 1866.
Susan’s research services uniquely cover all sources in the Channel Islands and she also provides a research service in the French records, tracing local families back to their French roots. Research includes family history, probate genealogy, historical research and buildings research.
She is a Council Member of the Guernsey Society. Susan tutors on tracing ancestors in the Channel Islands and gives many talks and has appeared on the popular BBC1 programme ‘Heir Hunters’.
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Helen Gray (Jersey Heritage website consultant)
Helen is a freelance marketing and fundraising consultant working with a number of small cultural and charitable organisations. In the last ten years Helen has worked extensively with Jersey Heritage and Jersey Archive developing communication and engagement programmes for users and donors. Helen also manages online content and email communications for her clients and has helped to shape the design, functionality and build of the Frank Falla Archive.