Dr. Susanna Kokkonen

Dr. Susanna Kokkonen received her PhD in contemporary Jewish history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Originally from Finland, Dr. Kokkonen is Director of the Christian Friends of Yad Vashem and the Country Director for Italy and Scandinavia at the International Relations Division of Yad Vashem.

Publications by Dr. Susanna Kokkonen

Jewish Displaced Persons in Postwar Italy, 1945-1951

Despite the Racial Laws of fascist Italy implemented in 1938, thousands of foreign Jews were authorized to remain in the country. These Jewish prewar and wartime refugees, about 20 percent of all Jewish refugees in postwar Italy, were the so-called old refugees. Read More »