Tom Tearney, PhD

Holocaust Testimony Indexer

Tom indexes Holocaust survivor testimonies for the Visual History Archive. He joined the Shoah Foundation in 2022 after earning a MSt in Yiddish Studies from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent one year in Vienna as a Fulbright Fellow researching his dissertation on Jewish Thought in Franz Werfel’s dramatic works. He has worked as an intern at the Jewish Museum Frankfurt am Main and the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, and has advanced language skills in German and Yiddish, with intermediate skills in Hebrew and Polish.