Esther Captain

Photo by Suzanne Liem.

Photo by Suzanne Liem.

Dr. Esther Captain is a historian and director of research at the National Committee for the Remembrance of WW II (in Dutch: Nationaal Committee May 4 and 5) in Amsterdam. She is also an associated researcher at the National Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies NIOD in Amsterdam. Captain has been working as a postdoc researcher at Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam and was affiliated with Rutgers University (NJ, USA) and fellow of the National Edowment of the Humanities at the East-West Center of the University of Hawai’i. She has published extensively on the legacy of WW II, memory and heritage studies and postcolonial history. The works she has written include Oorlogserfgoed overzee. De erfenis van de Tweede Wereldoorlog in Aruba, Curaçao, Indonesië enSuriname [Overseas War Legacy: The Legacy of World War II in the Former Dutch Colonies] (Amsterdam: Bert Bakker, 2010) and Traces of Slavery in Utrecht. A Walking Guide (Utrecht: Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University, 2013).

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