Elisabeth Wingerter is a PhD Candidate working on the history of justice in Luxembourg in the framework of a research project launched by the Ministry of Justice and the C²DH in cooperation with the National Archives. The project aims at exploring the history of Luxemburg’s justice system from 1815 until the present day.
Elisabeth holds a Master’s degree in World History from New York University, where she has been researching abortion laws in the German Democratic Republic and the Soviet Union between 1949 and 1972. Previously, she completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Luxembourg, focusing on National Socialist understandings of justice. She prepared a case study about the criminalization of abortion in the Third Reich based on case files from a women’s prison in Saarbrücken, Germany.
Her current research interest lies within the period of Nazi occupation in Luxembourg and its consequences for the pre-existing justice system and its personnel.
Main supervisor: Ass.-prof. Dr. Denis Scuto (C²DH)