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Kinga Bloch

Deputy Director

Kinga S. Bloch joined the Leo Baeck Institute in London in 2019. She has since led several projects surrounding the institute’s library and collection of rare historical pamphlets, including the digitisation of the LBI London pamphlet collection and a project on the library’s provenance. Her work at the institute also includes contributions to the outreach project Snapshots of German-Jewish History and Culture. In collaboration with the LBI Jerusalem, she is currently working on the international leadership team for a project dedicated to Higher Institute for Jewish Studies Berlin (Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums)  and its library. The latter includes an online exhibition and a global citizen science project that aspires to trace and map the paths of the library in the aftermath of the Holocaust (Library of Lost Books). 

In addition to her role at the LBI, she is a teaching fellow at the School of History at Queen Mary University of London and currently finishing her PhD about gender roles in TV series produced during the Cold War in East and West Germany and socialist Poland (UCL). Her publications include peer reviewed articles about the impact of television series on memory and societal discourse, as well as a range of reviews on recent works in television history. She holds an MA in History and Philosophy from Humboldt University Berlin and has also completed the Vordiplom in Economics at Freie University Berlin.