Prof. Weitz Yechiam

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Prof. Yechiam Weitz
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Academic Ediucation

B.A. 1972 - 1977 General History and General Philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Degree awarded - 1977)
M.A. 1977 - 1981 General History and Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Degree awarded cum laude - 1982). Thesis topic: "The Contacts Between the Jewish Yishuv in Palestine and the D.P.'s 1944-1945". Advisors: Prof. Yisrael Gutman, Prof. Moshe Zimmerman.
Ph.D. 1982 - 1987 The Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem. Dissertation topic: "The Attitude of Mapai Towards the Destruction of European Jewry 1939-1945". Advisor: Prof. Yisrael Gutman. (Degree awarded - 1988).


Academic ranks

1991 Eretz - Israel Studies Dept. , lecturer 
1996 Eretz - Israel Studies Dept. senior lecturer


Offices in Academic Administration

Member of the Editorial Board, Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1999 - )
M. A. Adivisor, Department of Eretz - Israel Studies (1999 - )
B.A. Advisor, Department of Eretz Yisrael Studies (1991 - 1997)


Scholarly Positions & Activities Outside the University

teaching

1990, 1991 Lecturer in the "Rothschild Fellowship" framework (M.A.
studies), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1985 - 1986 Teaching Assistant, Department of Jewish History,
Tel-Aviv University (Assistant to Dr. Dina Porat in a course about the "Final Solution").
1978 - 1980 Tutor at the Department of Jewish History, the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem (Course: Introduction to Modern Jewish History, taught by Prof. Emmanuel Etkes and Prof. Israel Bartal).
1974 - 1982 Lecturer, the Center for Teaching the Holocaust,
Yad-Vashem.

Academic Writing and Research

1997 - Research Fellow, The Center for Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylania, Philadelphia.
1996 - Research Fellow, The Ben - Gurion Research Cernter, Sede - Boker 
1994 - Editor of the book "Between Vision and Revision - One
Hundred Years of Zionist Historiography".
1992 - Chief Editor, Yahadut Zemanenu - A Research Annual, The
Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Herzl Institute, Universityof Haifa.
1991 - Research Fellow at the Seminar on Israeli Society During
the 1950's, The Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies.
1988 - 1989 Herzl Fellow, The Institute for the Study of Zionism
and the Yishuv, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1988 - Research Fellow, The Herzl Institute for the Study of
Zionism, Haifa University.
1984 - 1986 Research Fellow, The Shaul Avigur Inter-University
Project for the Study of Illegal Immigration.
1982 - 1991 Assistant Editor, Yahadut Zemanenu - A Research Annual,
The Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1981 - Course Developer at the Open University of Israel. (The
Holocaust Course, the Course on the Mandate Period in Palestine and the course on the State of Israel - the First Decade.) Lecturer in several courses (The Holocaust, Zionism, Era of Transition, The Age of Revolutions) of the Open University of Israel.

Scholarships, Awards & Research Grants

1999 - Research Fellowship, Littauer Founation, New- York
1998 - Research Scholarship, Konrad Adenauer Foundation
1997 - Research Scholarship, Littauer Founation, New-York
1996 - Research Scholarship, Baden - Wurtemberg Government

The Memorial Founation's Grants

- 1994 - 1995 (post-doctoral grant).
- 1993 - 1994 (post-doctoral grant).
- 1990 - 1991 (post-doctoral grant).
- 1987 - 1988 (special doctoral scholarship for outstanding students)
- 1986 - 1987 (doctoral scholarship).
- 1984 - 1985 (doctoral scholarship).

Prizes from Yad Vashem

- 1985 (Ph.D. award)
- 1980 (M.A. award)
- 1993 Randolph Braham Prize, University of Haifa

Research

My Research's Fields

  1. The Israeli Political

  2. The Israeli Right

  3. The Influence of the Holocaust towards  the Israeli Society

  4. Israel- Germany Relationship

  5. Lavon Affairs

  6. The Political Side of  Nathan Alterman