About Katja Schatte

Katja holds an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Chicago and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Washington, where she teaches modern European and Latin American history and studies the social and cultural histories of socialist societies. She was born and raised in Dresden, (East) Germany and has an academic and professional background in social work. Katja received the Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobovitz Fellowship to work on her dissertation, which will explore the lives and identities of Jewish women in East Berlin, 1945-1990. She was a Jewish Studies Graduate Fellow for two years.

What Does It Mean to Be Heard?

Opportunity Grant winner Katja Schatte reflects on her time at the Voice of Witness Oral History training and its impact on her multimedia doctoral project centered on the voices of East German Jewish women.

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Lessons in Solidarity at Seattle’s New Holocaust Center for Humanity

Katja Schatte unpacks the Holocaust Center's mission to teach about Jewish suffering as well as human rights.

“Obedience” Exhibit in Berlin asks, Are you Abraham?

Graduate Fellow Katja Schatte reviews a stunning new exhibit at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Broken Glass and the Berlin Wall

Graduate Fellow Katja Schatte reflects on being part of the "Third Generation East" and writing post-Holocaust German history.