Debbie Lackerstein

Senior Lecturer in History
Senior Lecturer

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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PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Lackerstein DG, 2012, National Regeneration in Vichy France, First, Ashgate, Farnham, Surry
2012
Book Chapters
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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
2011
Conference Papers
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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
2014
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
2013
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
2009
Conference Posters
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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
2018
Journal articles
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2018
Lackerstein DG, 2015, 'Kl: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps', Wartime: Official Journal of the Australian War Memorial, vol. Winter, pp. 67 - 8
2015
Lackerstein DG, 2015, 'Liberation of the Camps', Wartime: Official Journal of the Australian War Memorial, pp. 34 - 37
2015
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
2015
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12065
2014
Lackerstein D, 2013, 'Le moment 1940: Effondrement national et réalités locales', Modern & Contemporary France, vol. 21, pp. 107 - 108, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09639489.2012.736375
2013
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
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, vol. 15, pp. 91 - 129, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10848770903516261
2010
Organisational units
lensSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences