Dr Pedro Correa Martín-Arroyo

Dr Pedro Correa Martín-Arroyo

PhD Alumnus

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Key Expertise
Jewish Refugees, World War II, Francoism, Holocaust

About me

Dr Pedro Correa Martín-Arroyo completed his PhD thesis at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in November 2018. His doctoral thesis examines the management of the Jewish refugee crisis in the Iberian Peninsula by the Allied powers and international relief organizations during the Holocaust. He has previously been the Diane and Howard Wohl Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington, DC), as well as Research Intern at the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Dr Correa has been guest lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London; as well as Graduate Teaching Assistant at King’s College London, and the LSE.

Thesis provisional title

Europe's Bottleneck: The Iberian Peninsula and the Jewish Refugee Crisis, 1933-1944

Expertise Details

Humanitarian Aid; Jewish Refugees; World War II; Francoism; Modern Spain; Holocaust


Conference papers and lectures

  • ‘An Overview of the JDC Relief and Rescue work in Francoist Spain’, JDC Workshop: Refugees Statelessness, Migration, and the Work of the Joint (New York City, 10 September 2017).
  • ‘El paso de los Refugiados Sefardíes a través de la Península Ibérica y su traspaso a Portugal o al Norte de África’, Maision d’Izieu: Sépharades, la présence juive dans l’Espagne médiévale et contemporaine (Madrid, 22 April 2017).
  • ‘Rescue through cooperation: a new methodological approach to the Jewish Refugee Crisis in South-Western Europe, 1940-1944’, The Yad Vashem Biennial International Conference: The Jewish Refugee Problem during the Shoah Reconsidered (Jerusalem, 20 December 2016).
  • ‘A New Approach to the Jewish Refugee Crisis in South-Western Europe, 1940-44’, The Wiener Library: PhD and a Cup of Tea (London, 8 December 2016).
  • ‘From Sepharad to Freedom: Jewish Refugees and Rescue Operations in Spain and Portugal, 1940-1945’, The Wiener Library-Yad Vashem International Workshop for Advanced PhD Students studying the Holocaust (Jerusalem, 24 November 2016).
  • ‘The Spanish Paradox: was Spain a Passive Accomplice or ‘Saviour’ during the Holocaust?’, USHMM: Holocaust Survivors’ Monthly Meeting (Washington DC, 19 April 2016).
  • ‘‘Unwilling Tourists’: the World War Two Jewish Refugee Crisis reconsidered, Guest lecture’, USHMM: State of Formation (Washington DC, 21 March 2016).
  • ‘The Spanish Paradox: was Spain a Passive Accomplice or ‘Saviour’ during the Holocaust?’, University of Minnesota: Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Minneapolis MN, 18 February 2016).
  • ‘The Spanish Paradox: Spain as a Passive Accomplice or ‘Saviour’ to the Holocaust’, USHMM: American Holocaust Organization’s Winter Seminar (Washington DC, 11 January 2016).
  • ‘The deportations of Europe’s Jewish population and General Franco’s ambiguous role’, Royal Holloway, University of London (20 January 2015).
  • ‘The Spanish position during the Holocaust and the Organisation of the Jewish Exodus through Spain: an Overview’, Cañada Blanch Institute for Contemporary Spanish studies (London, 30 April 2015).
  • ‘‘Franco, Savior of the Jews’? Tracing the Genealogy of the Myth and Assessing its Persistence in recent Historiography’, Lessons and Legacies of the Holocaust XIII: panel presentation (Boca Rato, Florida, 1 November 2014).

Honours and awards

  • Fellowship, Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (Evanston IL, 2016).
  • Diane and Howard Wohl Research Fellowship, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Washington DC, 2015).
  • Four-year PhD Studentship, The London School of Economics (2014).
  • Four-year PhD Studentship (declined), The European University Institute (Italy: Firenze, 2014).
  • Partial funding, Program for Students Abroad, Museum of Jewish Heritage (New York) and Auschwitz Jewish Center (Poland: Oświęcim, 2014).
  • Fellowship for Postgraduate Studies in Europe, ‘La Caixa’ Obra Social (Barcelona, 2013).
  • Best Master Thesis Award, College of Europe (Warsaw, 2013).
  • Full Scholarship for History Graduates, European Parliament and Prof. Bronisław Geremek European Civilisation Chair, College of Europe (Warsaw, 2012).
  • Erasmus exchange scholarship, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, 2010).
  • Premio Extraordinario de Bachillerato, Spain’s Middle Education national excellency award (2007).