Prof. Weitz Yechiam
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).
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
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,
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
My Research's Fields
The Israeli Political
The Israeli Right
The Influence of the Holocaust towards the Israeli Society
Israel- Germany Relationship
The Political Side of Nathan Alterman