University of Southern California

Graduate Students

Sari Siegel

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Biographical Sketch

Sari was born and raised in New York City. She attended Yale University, where she majored in history and worked with Prof. Paula Hyman on her senior essay on the evolution of American perceptions of Holocaust rescuers. After graduating in 2006, she enrolled at Stony Brook University School of Medicine but took a leave of absence in order to reevaluate her career path.

During her leave, she embarked on an independent research project that combined her interests in medicine and Holocaust history. Focusing on prisoner physicians in Nazi concentration camps, her research developed momentum, and it became clear that she was meant to pursue a career in history.

Before commencing her graduate education at the University of Southern California in 2011, she took courses at Columbia University, where Prof. Volker Berghahn served as a mentor.

When she is not engaged in USC coursework or graduate assistantships, she continues to research the prisoner physicians and is currently in various stages of work on papers related to the the subject.


  • BA History, Yale University, 05/2006


Research Specialties

  • Modern Europe, Holocaust, History of Medicine