A native of Washington, D.C., Madeline Vadkerty works at the Holocaust Documentation Center in Bratislava, Slovakia where she conducts Holocaust research. She is a Samuel P. Mandel Fellow in Gratz College’s doctoral program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Previously, she worked at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, and for Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (ASTT) in Baltimore, Maryland. Vadkerty is the author of Your Honor, Mr. President: Letters to Jozef Tiso, published in 2020 (in Slovak). The book received the “Book of the Year Award” from Panta Rhei in 2020 and an award from the Independent Slovak Writers’ Association in 2021. Madeline’s work has appeared in PRISM Magazine and Occasional Papers in Religion in Eastern Europe (OPREE). Madeline is a Ph.D. candidate (2024) at Gratz College (ABD) in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and holds a BA in French and Russian from Georgetown University. She is fluent in Slovak, Czech, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, and English (native).