Rivka Brot


Law in Transition: Comparative Studies in Adjudicating Jewish Collaborators in DP camps and in the State of Israel

I seek to trace the ways in which Jewish survivors in DP camps and in the young State of Israel used law to shape national identity and social boundaries during time of transition. I seek to compare two different socio-legal settings - the Jewish DP camps in the wake of World War II, and the State of Israel during the initial decades of independence - by examining the manner in which legal proceedings against Jews suspected of collaboration were conducted in both these locations.

Advisers: Prof. Leora Bilsky, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University; Prof. David Myers, Department of History Chair, UCLA


Research Interests

Law, history and literature.



2010   PhD candidate, The Zvi Meitar Center for Advanced Legal Studies,  Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

2009  LL.M (with excellence), Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University. Thesis: "People in the Gray Zone: Prosecutions against Jewish Policemen and a Woman "Blockalteste", Under the Nazis and Nazi Collaborators (Punishment) Law, 5710-1950"

1985  LL.B, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University

1985  Israel Bar Association


Full CV



"Tzivia Lubetkin: Between Private and Public; Between Body and Symbol", 23 Dapim Journal: Studies on the Holocaust, 81 (2009) (Hebrew)


Benjamin Wilkomirski: "Fragments" of Identity, 111 Zmanim, A Historical Quarterly, 102, (2010) (Hebrew)


"Julius Siegel: Kapo in Four (Legal) Acts", 25 Dapim Journal: Studies on the Holocaust, 81 (2011) (Hebrew; English)


“The Grey Zone of Collaboration in the Court Room", 40 Teoria U-Bikoret, December 2012 (Hebrew)


"No one was an Angel": The Gray Zone of Collaboration in Court" (in Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust, Gabriel Finder and Laura Jockusch, eds.; forthcoming 2014, Wayne State University Press (English)


"Those Jews who Sinned against the Jewish People: Trials of Jewish Collaborators in Jewish Displaced Camps in Germany, 17 Beshvil Ha-Zikaron (2014), 10-19 (Hebrew)

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