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Kate Vigurs, PhD

Sarah Burles portrait
Sarah Burles portrait

Dr Kate Vigurs is a professional historian who specialises in 20th century conflict (especially resistance activity) and the Holocaust.

Kate is currently writing a book about the Special Operations Executive, for Yale University Press. She has conducted considerable post doctoral research across Europe into the Holocaust, particularly memorials to the Holocaust, and has spoken at several conferences on this subject, including advising the Prime Minister’s advisory commission on the Holocaust.  Kate also works as an academic expert for the BBC on World War One and World War Two projects. 

Kate also has her own historical interpretation company ‘History’s Maid’ and regularly produces scripts and performs for organisations such as English Heritage and Imperial War Museums, the most recent production being ‘Trains to Life’ about the Kindertransport and based on eye witness accounts.