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Prof. Dan Michman - Curriculum Vitae

 

Date of birth: June 28, 1947, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Elementary school: "Rosh Pina", Amsterdam, 1953-1957

Emigration to Israel: May 17, 1957

Elementary school (contd.): "Beth Hayeled", Jerusalem, 1957-1959

            High school: "The Hebrew University High School", Jerusalem, 1959-1965

Military service: 1965-1967, sergeant, artillery

Academic studies: The Hebrew University, 1967-1978

            - Undergraduate studies in Jewish History and Hebrew Philology, 1967-1970 (B.A. degree "cum laude", awarded in 1972)  

            - Graduate studies, 1970-1972; switch to direct Ph.D. track, skipping graduate thesis and exams: 1972; Ph.D. studies: 1972-1977

            - Ph.D. degree awarded in 1978; topic of thesis: "The Jewish Refugees from Germany in the Netherlands, 1933-1940" (including the following chapters: Dutch governmental policies towards the refugees and the refugee question; The attitudes of the Dutch population; The Jewish Refugee Committee, assistance and relief activities; The attitude of the Dutch Jewish community to the refugees; The influence of the refugees on the Netherlands), Hebrew, 630 pp.; - under supervision of Dr. Isaiah Shachar and Dr. Avraham Margaliot

 

Languages: Hebrew, English, Dutch, German, French, Yiddish (reading), Arabic (reading)

 

Marital status: Married + 6 children+ 26 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren

 

 

 

Professional activities (university teaching, research positions, membership of committees, etc.):

            - Research assistant, Illustration dept., Encyclopaedia Judaica, Jerusalem, 1968-1969

            - Research assistant, Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem, 1969-1972

            - Hebrew teacher, "Ulpan" (language instruction) for foreign students, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1968-1970

            - Lecturer on Modern Hebrew and Modern Hebrew Literature, Juda Palache Institute - Dept. of Jewish Studies, University of Amsterdam, Holland, 1972-1976

            - Lecturer, Jewish History and Biblical Hebrew, The Dutch-Jewish [Ashkenazi Orthodox] Rabbinical Seminary, Amsterdam, Holland, 1972-1976

            - Lecturer, Dept. of Jewish History, Bar-IlanUniversity (BIU), Ramat-Gan, 1976-1983

            - Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU, 1983-1989

- Associate Professor, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU, 1989-1998

- Full Professor, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU, 1998-2015

            - Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of History and Jewish Studies Program, University of Toronto, 1991-1992

            - Chair, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU, 1992-1995

            - Chair, Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, BIU, 1983-2018

            - Chair, Institute for Research on Diaspora Jewry in Modern Times, 1983-2003

            - Incumbent, Abraham and Eta Spiegel Chair in Holocaust Research, BIU, 1983-2018

            - Incumbent, Rabbi Brener Chair in the History of European Jewry During the Holocaust, BIU, 1989-2018

            - Head of the developing staff of the academic course "Bimey Shoa Ufkuda" [Days of Holocaust and Reckoning], The Open University of Israel, Tel Aviv, 1982-1992

            - Member, Academic Committee and Board, Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem, 1982-

            - Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1987-

- Member of the Planning Committee, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1993-

            - Member of the Financial Committee, International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1994-1995

            - Member of the Board, Sal van Gelder Fund for Holocaust Education, BIU, 1992-2003

            - Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Jabotinsky Institute, Tel Aviv, 1993- (2002-2004: Chairperson)

            - Member of the Board, The Braun Chair for the History of Prussian Jewry, BIU, 1992-

            - Member of the Board, Institute for Research on Religious Zionism, BIU, 1992-1995

            - Member of the Board, Institute for Research on Oriental Jewry, BIU, 1992-1995

            - Member of the Board, Rivlin Center for Research on the History of Eretz-Israel, BIU and Yad Ben-Zwi, 1992-1995

            - Member of the Board, Argov Center for Research on the Relations Between Israel and the Jewish People, BIU, 1994-1998

            - Academic advisor, the Dutch Jewish Youth Movements Section, Ghetto Fighters' House, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagettaot, 1993-2013

            - Chairperson, Committee for the use of computers in Holocaust Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, Jerusalem, 1991-1995

            - Member, Professional Committee on History, Dept. of Religious Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, Jerusalem, 1990-2011 (1998-2011: chairperson)

            - Chief Advisor on History, Orot Israel College, Elkana, 1993-2000

            - Member of the Board, The Historical Society of Israel, 1996-2000

            - Member of the Board, The Rabbi Moshe Haim Lau Chair for Research on Jewish Martyrology, BIU, 1996-2000

            - Member of the Board and Deputy Chairperson (as Representative of the Historical Society of Israel), Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem, 1996-2000; Chair, 2000-2001

            - Member of the Council, Leo Baeck Institute/Jerusalem branch, 1996-; member of the board, 2012-

            - Member of the Advisory Academic Council, Orot Israel College, 2000-2014

- Consultant, High school history book: “The 20th Century: In Favor of Freedom” (author: Ketzi’a Tabibian), Center for Educational Technology, Tel Aviv, 2000 [Hebrew]

- Consultant, History book for professional high schools: “The Age of Horror and Hope” (author: Ketzi’a Tabibian), Center for Educational Technology, Tel Aviv, 2001 [Hebrew]

- Chief Historian, Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, JerusalemAugust 1, 2000- March 31, 2011

- Member, International Historians Committee for the Investigation of Liechtenstein’s Policies During World War II, May 2001- December 2004

- Member, Special Committee of the Israeli National Academy of Sciences for the Evaluation of the Historical Discipline in Israel, 2002-2007

- Chairman, International Academic Council, All-Ukrainian Charitable Fund “Tkuma – The Research and Educational Center for Jewish History and Culture”, Dnepropetrowsk, Ukraine, 2001-2010

- Consultant, Years Wherein We Have Seen Evil – Series of 4 history books for the Haredi (ultra-orthodox) community, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (2003-2008)

- Consultant (with Prof. Yosef Kaplan), “Dutch Jewry: From Spinoza to Anne Frank” – Annual course of the Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, Jerusalem, 28.10.2004-16.6.2005

- Member, Steering Committee, Program for Holocaust Teaching, Efrata College, Jerusalem, 2007-2011

- Member, Evaluation Committee of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Scientific Research Foundation) for the 16 Volume Documentation Program Project Die Verfolgung und Ermordung der europäischen Juden durch das nationalsozialistische Deutschland 1933–1945 (VEJ) carried out by the Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive), Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (Munich), Lehrstuhl für Neuere und Neueste Geschichte an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and Lehrstuhl für Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas an der Freien Universität Berlin, , Bonn, September 2007, 2010

- Member, Academic Advisory Committee to the Allocation Committee for Scholarly Projects, Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, 2007--

- Member, Academic Board, Nederlands-Israëlietisch Seminarium (Dutch Jewish Seminary), Amsterdam, 2007-2012

- Member of Steering Committee, The Center for Documentation, Information and Research on North African Jewry during World War II, Ben-Zvi Institute, 2008-

- Member, International Academic Advisory Board, Vienna Wiesenthal Institute, 2010-

- Member, Advisory Committee, "Onderzoek Joods Vastgoed WOII" (Research on Jewish Real Estate, World War II), TheNetherlands and Israel, 2010-2012

- Head, International Institute for Holocaust Research and the John Najmann Chair in Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, April 1, 2011-

- Member, 2013 Israel Prize Committee for the category of Jewish History (awarded to Prof. Yosef Kaplan)

- Member, Executive Committee of the International Academic Board of Advisors, ISGAP (International Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy), 2014-

- Emeritus Prof., Israel and Golda Koschitzky Dept. of Jewish History, Bar Ilan University

- Member of the steering committee and Prof., Weiss-Livnat International MA-Program in Holocaust Studies, Haifa University, 2015-

 

Membership of professional associations:

            - Member, The Historical Society of Israel (Israel)

            - Member, The Royal Dutch Historical Society (The Netherlands)

            - Member, World Union of Jewish Studies (Israel)

            - Member, Israel Association for Canadian Studies (Israel)

            - Member, Association for Canadian Jewish Studies (Canada)

- Member, Association of Israel Studies (USA)

- Leo Baeck Institute, Jerusalem (Israel)

- Center for Research on Dutch Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

 

Editorial positions:

            -   Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses (Canadian periodical for the scientific study of religion), 1994-1996

            -    Member, Editorial Board, Braun Lectures In the History of the Jews in Prussia (Annual lectures of the Samuel Braun Chair, BIU), 1993-

            -     Member, Editorial Board, Yad Vashem Studies, 1995-

  • Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Democratic Culture (quarterly published by the Law School of Bar-Ilan University), 1998-
  • Member, Editorial Board, Gesher (published, in Hebrew, by the Israeli branch of the World Jewish Congress), 1998-2007
  • Member, Editorial Board, Bishvil Hazikkaron (published by the International School for Holocaust Education, Yad Vashem), 1999-2002
  • Series editor and Chair of the Editorial Board, Search and Research: Lectures and Papers (series of occasional papers, Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research), 2002- (31 issues were published until now)
  • Chair, Editorial Board, Holocaust Studies [Periodical on the Holocaust in the Ukraine], Tkuma, Dnepropetrowsk, 2005-2007
  • Member, Publications Committee of The Ben-Gurion Research Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede-Boker Campus, 2002-2005
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat), Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung, Institut für Diaspora- und Genozidforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, 2004-
  • Member, Editorial Board, The Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs Project of the World Jewish Congress and Yad Vashem, New York/Jerusalem, 2004-2012
  • Member, Editorial Board, Tallelei Orot, Annual of Orot Israel College, Elkana, 2007-2009
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, published by The US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Wahington, DC and Oxford UP, 2010-
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Quest. Issues in Contemporary Jewish History, published by the Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea CDEC, Milan, 2010-
  • Member, Editorial Board, Religious Zionism, Institute for the Study of Religious Zionism, Bar-Ilan University, 2015-
  • Member, Editorial Board, English edition, The Persecution and Murder of the European Jews by National-Socialist Germany, Institute for Contemporary History Munich, Freiburg University, German Federal Archives and Yad Vashem, 2014-
  • Member, Jury for the categories “the Jewish Experience” and “Holocaust-related films”, Jerusalem Film Festival, July-August 2018
  • Member, Advisory Board, Studia Rosenthaliana, New Series, 2020- https://independent.academia.edu/StudiaRosenthaliana

 

Awards, Prizes, Grants:

  • Caroline Eitje Prize (by the Organization of Dutch Immigrants in Israel) for reseach papers on Dutch Jewish history, 1971
  • Warburg prize for Ph.D. students, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1973
  • Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, Doctoral students scholarship, 1973-1975
  • Mala Zimmetbaum Prize (by Yad Vashem), for Ph.D.-thesis on the Holocaust, 1978
  • Blitzer Prize (by Bar-IlanUniversity) for the publication of a collection of translated sources on the history of Antisemitism, 1981
  • Inclusion of the article “Preparing for Occupation? A Nazi Sicherheitsdienst Document of Spring 1939 on the Jews of Holland”, Studia Rosenthaliana 32/2 (1998), pp. 173-189) in the list of best articles on Dutch history in 1998, compiled by the Dutch Historical Society
  • Rothschild Foundation (London), Grant for the organization of the international conference: “Albania, the Albanians and the Holocaust”, 2008 (BPS 4000.-)
  • International Task Force on Holocaust Education, Commemoration and Research, Grant to Balassi Kiado Publisher, Budapest, for the translation into Hungarian of the book Holocaust Historiography: A Jewish Perspective, 2008 (Euro 7500.-)
  • Israel Science Foundation, Grant for the translation into English of the book The Jewish Ghettos in the Shoah: Why and How Did They Emerge? Cambridge UP, New York, 2008 (NIS 16000.-)
  • Samuel Braun Chair for the History of Jews in Prussia, Grant for the translation into German of the book The Jewish Ghettos in the Shoah: Why and How Did They Emerge? S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt a/M, 2008 (Euro 1000.-)
  • Vice President for Research, Bar-Ilan University, Grant for the translation into German of the book The Jewish Ghettos in the Shoah: Why and How Did They Emerge? S. Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt a/M; 2009 ($1000.-)
  • Vice President for Research, Bar-Ilan University, Grant for the translation into English of the book The Jewish Ghettos in the Shoah: Why and How Did They Emerge? Cambridge University Press; 2009 ($ 1000.-)
  • Fellowship at FRIAS – Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies/History, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, June 14, 2011-July 1, 2011
  • Ihel Fund, Bar-Ilan University, Grant for research on Jewish Councils in the occupied USSR, as part of the study on "Jewish Headships During theNazi Regime", 2011-2012 (NIS 10,000
  • Mandelbaum Trust Scholar in Residence, The University of Sydney, Sydney NSW, Australia, August 4-August 29, 2013

 

 

Participation in international scholarly conferences (non-international study days in Israel not included):

            1. Nederland en het Duitse Exil (The Netherlands and the Refugees from Nazi Germany), organized by the Goethe Institut of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, May 1981 (paper on "Jewish emigration and the Dutch reaction to it, 1933-1940")

            2. Eighth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 1981 (paper on "Religious Jewry and the Religious Individual under Nazi Domination")

            3. 1st Symposium on the History of Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem/Tel Aviv, December 1982 (paper on "Problems of Religious Jewry in the Netherlands during the Holocaust")

            4. Historiography of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem International Scholars Conference, March 1983 (paper on "Research on the Problems and Conditions of Religious Jewry under the Nazi regime")

            5. 9th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 1985 (paper on "The Public Debate Concerning the Establishment of the Jewish Liberal Congregation in the Netherlands")

            6. Religious Jewry and Religious Thought During and After the Holocaust, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, May/June 1986 (introductory paper on "Problems and Goals of Research on Religious Jewry During the Holocaust)

            7. 3rd Symposium on the History of Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem, November 1986 (paper on "Dutch and German Jews in the Liberal Jewish Movement")

            8. 4th Symposium on the History of Dutch Jewry, Amsterdam/ The Hague, November 1988 (paper on "Migration versus 'Species Hollandia  Judaica'")

            9. European Jewry Facing Fascism and National Socialism, Yad Vashem International Scholars Conference, Jerusalem, March 1989 (paper on "The German Jewish Refugee Problem in the Countries Neighboring with Nazi Germany")

            10. The Holocaust Period in Belgium, Bar Ilan University and the Center for the Study of The Second World War (Brussels), Ramat Gan, May 1989 (papers on" Historiography and Research on the Holocaust in Belgium" and "The Zionist Youth Movements in Belgium During the Holocaust from a Comparative Point of View")

            11. 10th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 1989 (paper on "Historiography of the Holocaust in Belgium: Legend vs. Recent research")

            12. Fascism - National-Socialism - Antisemitism - Holocaust: Links, Interactions, Differences, Bar Ilan university, Ramat-Gan, December 1989 (paper on "Dutch Fascism as a Test-case for the Examination of the Relationship between Fascism and National-Socialism")

            13. Das Organisierte Chaos: German Occupation Policies During World War II, State Institute for War Documentation, Amsterdam, in Cooperation with the Freie Universitaet Berlin, Amsterdam, May 1991 (paper on "Jewish 'Headships' Under Nazi Domination: The Emergence and Application of an Administrative Concept")

            14. Daily Jewish Life during the Holocaust, Haifa University and Ghetto Fighters House, Haifa/Kibbutz Lohamei Hagettaot, June 1991 (paper on "Daily Religious Jewish life During the Holocaust")

            15. 5th Symposium on the History of the Jews in the Netherlands, Jerusalem, November 1991 (paper on "The Uniqueness of the Joodse Raad in Western European Context")

            16. German-Jewish Reconciliation? Facing the Past and Looking to the Future, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies/The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., December 1991 (paper on "The Importance of the Holocaust and Memory for the Israelis: Some Comments on Tom Segev's Paper")

            17. 11th Annual Conference on the Holocaust, Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, April 1992 (paper on "Jewish 'Headships' Under Nazi Domination")

            18. Jewish Fighting During the Holocaust, Haifa University, Haifa, March 1993 (opening lecture on "Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust: Some Theoretical Observations")

            19. The Jewish People in the Twentieth Century: 50 Years after the Holocaust, Yad Vashem International Scholars Conference, Jerusalem, June 1993 (paper on "The Impact of the Holocaust on Religious Jewry")

            20. Historiography of Zionism: Between Vision and Revision, Hebrew University and Haifa University, 29 November-1 December 1994 (lecture on "Historiography of Zionism facing the Holocaust")

            21. Memory and the Second World War in International Comparative Perspective, Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie, Leiden University and Rutgers University, Amsterdam 26-28 April 1995 (commentator in the session on "Memory and the Holocaust")

            22. The Jewish People at the End of World War II - The Tenth International Historical Conference, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem October 10-12, 1995 (commentator in the first session on "The Jewish People, She'erit Hapletah, and the Future of Eretz-Israel from the Perspective of the End of World War II and its Aftermath)

            23. Violence and Ideology in Modern Jewish History, Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University, January 31-February 1, 1996 (paper on "Intensification of the Public Discourse in Israel Through the Use of Holocaust Metaphors: Sediments and Manipulation")

            24. European Antisemitism: Past and Present, Haifa University, March 18, 1996 (paper on "Nazi policies on Jewish religious affairs as a consequence of modern Antisemitism")

            25. The Holocaust: Then and Now, What Have We Learned? The 15th Annual Conference on the Holocaust, Millersville University, PA, 14-15 April 1996 (paper on "Trying to Situate the Holocaust Within the Context of Modern Jewsih History")

            26. Litterature et Resistance, Bar-Ilan University, 29 April-1 May 1996 (paper on "Conteste historique de l'evolution du concept de 'Resistance'")

            27. Olocausto. La Shoa Tra Interpretazione e Memoria, Universita Degli Studi Di Napoli "Federico II", Universita Statale Di Milano, Istituto Italiano Per Gli Studi Filosofici, Alliance Israelite Universelle, Napels, 5-9 May 1997 (paper on: Memory, Commemoration and Interpretation of the Holocaust in Religious Jewry)

            28. History and Culture of the Jews in the Low Countries, University College of London, London, 17-19 June 1997 (paper on "Preparing for Occupation? A Nazi Sicherheitsdienst document of spring 1939 on 'The Jews of Holland', and its significance for the comprehension of the development of Nazi anti-Jewish policies")

            29. The Culture and Politics of the Diaspora, University of New South Wales, Australia, Sidney, 23-27 February 1998 (paper on: "Back to Diaspora Experience in the Rebuilt Jewish Homeland? The Denouncement of Jewish History, Zionism and the State of Israel by Israeli 'Post-Zionists'")

            30. Dutch Jews as Perceived by Themselves and by Others/In Eigen en Vreemde Spiegel – The Eighth International Symposium on the History of the Jews in the Netherlands, Center for Research on Dutch Jewry/The Ben-Zion Dinur Institute for Research in Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 22-25 November 1998 (paper on: “The Place of the Holocaust of Dutch Jewry in Larger Historical Fabrics: Approaches of Dutch and Other historians”)

            31. New Records – New Perspectives: World War II, the Holocaust, the Middle East and the Rise of the State of Israel, The Defense Ministry and IDF Archives in cooperation with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv University, Bar Ilan University, Haifa University and Ben-Gurion University/The Center for Ben-Gurion’s Heritage, Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Ramat-Gan and Sdeh Boker, 13-17 December 1998 (paper on: “The Causal Connection Between the Holocaust and the Birth of Israel: Myth and Reality”)

            32. The Holocaust in Jewish History, Yad Vashem International Scholars Conference, Jerusalem 4-7 January 1999, (paper on: “Integration of the Holocaust in the Broader Context of Modern Jewish History: Approaches of Leading Historians”)

            33. History and Culture of German Jewry, The 20th German-Israeli Foundation for scientific Research and Development’s Meeting, Schloss Elmau, 27 June-I July 1999 (response to Yfaat Weiss’ paper on: ”Borderline Cases in Nazi Germany: Mixed Marriages, “Mischlinge”, and “Racial Disgrace”)

            34. Europe under Nazi Rule and the Holocaust, Yad Vashem in cooperation with the University of Warsaw, the Institut fuer Sozialforschung (Hamburg) and the ZIH (Warsaw), 30 August-1 September 1999 (paper on: “Problematic National Identity, Outsiders and Persecution: Jews in Belgium and the non-Jewish Population 1940-1944”)

            35. The Holocaust and Education, The Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Education, Jerusalem, October 10-14, 1999 (paper on: "West European Jewry Between the Two World Wars")

            36. National-Socialism and the "Final Solution". Colloquium in Honor of Eberhard Jaeckel's 70th Birthday, The Hebrew University and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, October 31, 1999 (paper on: "Wisliceny's Recollections and Research on the "Final Solution": Rereading a Well-known Document")

            37. Daily Life in the Polish Ghettos, Haifa University, December 27, 1999 (paper on: "Leadership and Headship: The Judenräte in the Nazi Administration and in Jewish Life")

            38. The Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust, Swedish Prime Minister's Office/International Task Force on Holocaust education, Stockholm, January 26-28, 2000 (paper on: "Teaching and Research on the Holocaust at the University Level")

            39.  Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Theology and Thought, The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, Ashkelon May 7-9, 2000 (paper on: The Shoah and the State of Israel: A Historical View of their Impact on and Meaning for the Understanding of the Behavior of Jewish Religious Movements”)

            40.  New Trends in Holocaust Research: The Israeli Aspect, Workshop of German and Israeli Researchers, Freiburg University, May 11-13, 2000 Freiburg (comments on several papers)

            41. Rememembering for the Future /2000, July 16-23, 2000, Oxford and London (paper on: "The Holocaust as History")

            42. Lessons and Legacies, November 17-20, 2000, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. (paper on: “Euphoria as the Clue: Situating Christopher Browning of the Map of Research on the Final Solution”)

            43. “Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Theology, Thought and Education”, The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, Ashkelon, October 15-18, 2001 (paper on “A Third Pillar of Jewry? A New Trend in European Jewry and the Holocaust”)

            44. “The Juda Palache Institute for Jewish Studies at the University of Amsterdam: 30 Years of Activities”, University of Amsterdam, October 25, 2001 (paper on “Once Again: The Establishment of the Joodsche Raad voor Amsterdam from a Comparative Perspective”)

            45. “Life in the Eastern European Ghettos”, US Holocaust Memorial Museum workshop, October 29-November 1, 2001 (paper on “Re-evaluating the Emergence, Function and Form of the Jewish Councils Phenomenon”)

            46. “The Holocaust: Memory and Research”, Haifa University, March 11, 2002 (Keynote lecture on “Between Dismissal and Sanctification: The Status of Oral Testimony in Holocaust Research”)

            47. “Jews under the Nazi Regime: International Symposium in Honor of O. D. Kulka”, The Hebrew University and the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, May 19-21, 2002 (paper on “Between Intentionalism, Functionalism ant the Integrationist Approach of the 1990s: On the Historical Interpretations of the Jewish Councils Issue”)

            48. “Education and Ideology in Changing Times”, Annual Conference of the Israeli Association for the History of Education, Bar-Ilan University June 13, 2002 (keynote lecture on “Education, Ideology and Worldview: Reflections of a Historian of the Modern Era”)

            49. “The Holocaust in the Soviet Union and the Case of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee”, Russian Holocaust Foundation, Moscow, September 30 – October 2, 2002 (paper on “Decision-Making on and Crystallization and Implementation of the Final Solution: The State of Research”)

            50. “The Holocaust in Ukraine: History and Context”, Tkuma – The Research and EducationalCenter for Jewish History and Culture, Dnepropetrowsk, Ukraine, October 21-23, 2002 (paper on: “Integration of the New Research in the FSU in Existing Holocaust Research”)

            51. “Holocaust Research: Between Genuine Interest, Commemoration and Manipulation”, March 20, 2003, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (two papers – on: “Holocaust Research: Between Genuine Interest, Commemoration and Manipulation” and: “Religious Jewry During the Holocaust”)

            52. “Holocaust Research: Between Genuine Interest, Commemoration and Manipulation”, March 21, 2003, The Department of History, the University of Auckland and the Jewish Community, Auckland, New Zealand (two papers – on: “Holocaust Research: Between Genuine Interest, Commemoration and Manipulation” and: “Religious Jewry During the Holocaust”)

            53. “Le ghetto de Varsovie” (on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising), May 19-20, 2003, Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine, Paris (paper on: “L’émergence du système de Judenräte en Pologne: nouveaux aperçus”)

            54. “Polish Jewry in the Second World War in Light of Recent Studies”, December 8-9, 2003, Department of Jewish History/Strochlitz Institute of Holocaust Studies/Gotteiner Institute for the History of the Bund, University of Haifa (Response to the papers of David Silberklang and Tomasz Kranz which dealt with the murder of the Jews in the Lublin area)

            55. “Jacob Katz’s Historiography: A Reappraisal”, February 1-2, 2004, Jerusalem/Bar-Ilan University, The Israel Historical Society, Shazar Center and the Braun Chair for the History of the Jews in Prussia (paper on: “Touching and Retreating: The Holocaust as a Hidden Major Leading Factor in Jacob Katz’s Œuvre”)

            56. “The Holocaust in the Netherlands: Comparisons, Assessment, Significance”, March 25-26, 2004, Munk Center for International Studies, University of Toronto (paper on: “The Emergence of the Joodsche Raad voor Amsterdam Within an All-European Context: Traditional Approaches and New Insights”)

            57. “The Holocaust in Hungary 60 Years Later: A European Perspective”, April 15-19, Holocaust Documentation Center and Memorial Collection Public Foundation, Budapest (paper on: “The Jewish Councils Phenomenon: New Insights and Their Implications for the Hungarian Case”)

            58. Austrian-Israeli joint workshop: “New Trends in Holocaust Research”, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Universität Wien, Vienna, 6-10 May, 2004 (keynote lecture on: “Die Historiographie der Shoah aus jüdischer Sicht”)

            59. “Holocaust Historiography in Context – The Emergence of Centers and Approaches”, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, November 21-24, 2004 [paper on: “Is There an Israeli School in Holocaust Research?”]

60. “The Aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust in Ukraine: The First Decade”, Tkuma and Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research/Bar-Ilan University, Dnepropetrovsk, April 4-6, 2005 (paper on: “The Present State of Holocaust Research”)

61. “The Legacy of the German-Jewish Religious and Cultural Heritage: A Basis for German-Israeli Dialogue?”, International conference on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inauguration of German-Israeli diplomatic relations, Program on Conflict Management and Negotiation/Bar-Ilan University and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, June 1, 2005 (Paper on: “Recent Historical Research on Perpetrators During the Third Reich and its Meaning for Present Day Relations”)

62. “The Future of Holocaust Research”, closed meeting of leading Holocaust scholars, Holocaust Education Foundation, Gig Harbor, Washington, July 24-26, 2005

63. “The Fourteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, World Union of Jewish Studies”, Jerusalem, July 31-August 4, 2005 (Chair of session on “Religious Zionism in the Holocaust and After”)

            64. “The Extermination of the Jews in the Polish Territories Incorporated into the Third Reich During World War II”, German Historical Institute, Warsaw, and Polish National Remembrance Institute, Katowice, 15-17 September 2005 (Paper on: "Judenräte, Ghettos, Final Solution: Three Interrelated Components of One Anti-Jewish Policy, or Separate Issues? General Observations and Their Relation to the Lodz Case")

            65. “The Shoah in Western Europe: Belgium, France and the Netherlands in Comparison”, Centre d’histoire de Sciences Po, Paris, and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, December 1-3, 2005 (Opening paper on: “Western Europe in the Broader Fabric of the Shoah: A Plea for a More Integrative History”)

            66. “The Holocaust in Nazi Occupied Yugoslavia”, Yad Vashem/The International Institute for Holocaust Studies in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture/Republic of Serbia and the Museum of Genocide Victims/Belgrade, Jerusalem, June 15-20, 2006 (Opening paper on: “Holocaust History – A Jewish Perspective”)

            67. “Holocaust-Forschung: Nationale Trends und internationaler Vergleich”, Bibliothek für Zeitgeschichte/Stuttgart and Forschungsstelle Ludwigsburg der Universitüt Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Stuttgart, July 13, 2006 (contribution on current trends in Holocaust research in Israel, as part of a panel consisting of scholars from USA, Germany, Australia, Israel – myself – and Germany).

            68. “The Holocaust in Ukraine: Multi- and Interdisciplinary Approaches”, Tkuma, Dnepropetrowsk, September17-20, 2006 (Introductory lecture on “How to Contextualize the Holocaust as a Historical Event? Changing Approaches in Historiography and Their Consequences”)

            69. “Lessons and Legacies”, Holocaust Education Foundation and Claremont McKenna College, Claremont McKenna College, California, USA, November 1-4, 2006 (paper on: “Solidarity, Hope and Wrestling with God: The Perspective of the Will for Life of the Jewish People in Modern Times as a Major Theme in Yehuda Bauer’s Historiography”)

            70. “Holocaust and Justice. Post-War Trials and the Holocaust: Representation, Awareness and Historiography”, December 19-21, 2006, Yad Vashem/International Institute for Holocaust Research (closing remarks)

            71. “Transnistria: Vanished Landscapes of History and Memory”, International workshop, Centre national de la recherche scientifique/Centre de recherche français de Jérusalem, May 20-21, 2007 (active chairing of session on “Politics and Language of Persecution”)

            72. “Sources from Jewish Councils in Occupied Poland”, Internationales Begegnungszentrum, Bielefeld University, June 26-29, 2007 (introductory paper on “Controversies on the Jewish Councils in the Jewish World, 1945-2005”; and keynote lecture on “The Emergence of the Ghetto Phenomenon in the Nazi Era: Answering Some Unasked Questions”)

            73. “At the Sources of Totalitarianism of the 20th Century”, Faculty of International and of Political Studies, Jagellonian University, Cracow, November 5-8, 2007 (paper on "Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism and the Judenräte 45 Years Later: Her View Revisited in the Light of Present-Day Historiography")

74. “Borders and Boundaries in and around Dutch Jewish History”, Committee for the History and Culture of the Jews in the Netherlands and the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, November 18-21, 2007 (paper on “The emergence of the Jewish ghetto in the Holocaust period: segregating ‘the Jews’ or containing the ‘perilous Ostjuden’?”)

75. “New Perspectives in Holocaust Research”, Italian-Israeli PhD-students workshop, University of Pisa and Yad Vashem, Pisa, November 22-27, 2007 (paper om “The Emergence of the Jewish Ghettos in the Holocaust Period”)

76. “Lessons and Legacies: Aspects of the Holocaust: History, Experiences and Implications”, Holocaust Educational Foundation, Chicago, and the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, December 19-20, 2007 (paper on: “The State of Holocaust Research in Israel”)

77. “North African Jewry During World War II”, Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, and the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, April 28-30, 2008 (Concluding lecture: “Was the Fate of the Jews in North Africa During World War II Part of ‘The Holocaust’?” )

78. “Albania, the Albanians and the Holocaust: A Mini-Case in Context”, Department of History, University of Tirana, and the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University, Tirana, May 19-21, 2008 (papers on: Opening Remarks; “Historiography on the Holocaust in its Seventh Decade”; “’Righteous Among the Nations’: The Evolution of an Unprecedented Commemorative Category”)

79. “The Relevance of Dutch History”, Royal Dutch Historical Society, The Hague, November 13-14, 2008 (Respondent to a paper by Prof. Ido de Haan, Utrecht University, on the relevance of the history of the Holocaust in the Netherlands for the history of the Holocaust in general)

80. “The Holocaust, the Establishment of the State of Israel, and the Survivors”, International Institute of Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, December 8-11, 2008

81.  “Representer la Shoah: dire, voir, savoir. Nouvelles perspectives”, Department of French, Bar-Ilan University, December 15-17, 2008 (paper on ”Traditional and New Terms in the Nazi Antisemitic Vocabulary: How Can a Semantic Analysis Solve the Dispute Between the So-Called Intentionalist and Functionalist Historiographical Approaches”)

82. “Ukrainian-Polish-Jewish Relations During the German Occupation and the Holocaust: Ukrainian-Polish Borderlines, 1941-1944”, Polish Center for Holocaust Research and Tkuma – All-Ukrainian Centre for Holocaust Studies, Przemyśl, Poland, June 21-23, 2009 (Keynote lecture on “The ‘Jewish Question’ as a Touchstone: The German Invasions of Poland (1939) and the Soviet Union (1941) and Their Meaning for Germans and Locals”)

83. “15th World Congress of Jewish Studies”, World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2-7, 2009 (paper on “Comparative Research on the Holocaust at the National and State Levels: Advantages and Disadvantages in the Light of Attempts Regarding Western Europe”)

84. “Aryanization and the spoliation of Jews in Nazi Europe (1933-1945)”, City of Grenoble/ Fondation por la Mémoire de la Shoah/ CRHIPA (Grenoble University II)/ IRICE (CNRS, Paris)/ CRHQ (CNRS, Caen)/Dept. of Modern German History (Humboldt University, Berlin)/ Research Centre for Contemporary History (Hamburg), Grenoble, June 1-3, 2010 (keynote paper on: “Economic Persecution of the Jews, 1933-1945: Its Changing Place in the Overall Antisemitic Goals of Nazi Germany”)

85. ”What Happened to Jewish History? On the Study and Teaching of Jewish History”, Dept. of Jewish History and the School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, and the Ministry of Education, Bar-Ilan University, December 8-9, 2011 (paper on “The Status of Jewish History in the Israeli Educational System”)

86. “Hiding, Sheltering and Borrowed Identity as Means of Rescue During the Holocaust”, International Institute of Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, December 19-21, 2010 (paper on “Beyond “Righteous” and “Altruism”: Rescue of Jews by Locals Throughout Europe”)

87. “Holocaust und Öffenlichkeit. Internationales Symposium zu Ehren von David Bankier (1947-2010),” Institut für die Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland (Hamburg), Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Stiftung Topographie des Terrors, Berlin, February 13, 2011 (paper on: “Erinnerung an David Bankier”)

88. “Ghettos During the Holocaust: A Symposium”, The Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust Studies and the Faculty of Art and Science, with the support of the Department of History, Centre for Jewish Studies, Joint initiative in German and European Studies, and Konstanty Reynert Chair of Polish History, University of Toronto, March 6, 2011 (paper on “The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos During the Holocaust”)

89. "The Holocaust in Western Europe", The Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust Studies and the Faculty of Art and Science, with the support of the Department of History and the Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, September 15, 2011 (paper on "Trivialization or Better Comprehension? Genocide, Imperialism, Colonialism, Bloodlands and Other Recent Paradigmatic Interpretations of the Holocaust")

90. "The Challenge of the New Antisemitism to Education", School of Education/ Bar-Ilan University, Lifshitz College, The Ministry of education and Culture and the World Zionist Organization, Bar-Ilan University, December 26-27, 2011 (paper on "To What Extent Was Antisemitism Central to the Holocaust?")

91. "The Wannsee Conference: New views from Berlin, the Baltics and the Balkans", One-Day Workshop, The Holocaust Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London and The Wiener Library, February 10, 2012 (paper on "The Wannsee 'Conference'": the View from Berlin")

92. "Rewriting the Jewish History of the Holocaust", Center for Jewish Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, March 17-19, 2012 (keynote lecture on "The Jewish Dimension of the Holocaust in Dire Straits? Current Challenges of Interpretation and Scope").

93. "The Jewish World vis-à-vis the Democratic Western World: In Tribute of Prof. Shmuel Trigano", Bar-Ilan University, April 22-23, 2012 (Paper on "Recent Interpretations of the Shoah and Their Negligence of the Perspective of Jewish Society")

94. "20th Century Anamneses. International Festival of Literature and History", Fundacja Tygodnika Powszechnego, Wroclaw Europejska Stolica Kultury 2016, Osrodek Pamiec i Przyszlosc, Wroclaw, Poland, May 12-16, 2012 (participation in panels on "Representation of Totalitarianism in Museums" and "Persecuted Faith")

95. "Symposium on Holocaust and Genocide", Israel Academy of Sciences and The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, September 2-4, 2012 (Respondent to the keynote address by Prof. Yehuda Bauer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6g1ngmYFig )

96. "Raoul Wallenberg and Attempts to Rescue Europe’s Jews", International Symposium, HL-Senteret - Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities, October 30, 2012 (paper on "Righteous Among the Nations: The Emergence of a Unique Commemoration Category")

97. "Das österreichische Judentum vor und in der Schoa", Misrachi Österreich, Vienna, Austria, November 4-6, 2012 (paper on 'The Reorganization of the Vienna IKG by Eichmann in 1938 as a Crucial phase in the Development of the Jewish Headship System")

98. "From Holocaust Education to the Prevention of Genocide: What have we learnt from the Past?", Conference organized by UNESCO Headquarters in partnership with the Office of the United Nations Special Advisor for the Prevention of Genocide and with the support of the Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Belgium to UNESCO, Paris January 28, 2013 (panelist, with Mr. Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide; Prof. Edward Kissi, Professor at the Dept. of Africana Studies of the University of South Florida; and Karen Pollock, Executive Director of the Holocaust Educational Trust, UK) https://www.unesco.org/archives/multimedia/document-3624

99. "Life in the Ghettos Under the Nazi Regime – Looking Anew at Basic Issues", Western Galilee College, March 13-14, 2013 (keynote lecture on "The Ghettos of the Nazi Era: Why and How Did They Emerge?")

100. "Being Witness to the Holocaust. 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising", Polish Institute of National Memory, Polish Center for Holocaust Research and Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, April 21-23, 2013 (lecture on "Dutch Society and the Jewish Fate: A Puzzling Record")

101. "Performing Arts in Holland During the Holocaust", Yad Vashem and "All About Jewish Theatre"/The International Institute for Jewish and Israeli Culture, Jerusalem, May 6, 2013 (opening lecture on: "Dutch Jewry on the Eve of the Shoah: Dutch Mentality and Jewish Characteristics")

102. "War, Shoah and Rescue: Bulgarian Jewry Before, During and After the Shoah", Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research/Bar-Ilan University and Massuah/International Institute for Holocaust Studies, Bar-Ilan University Campus, Ramat-Gan, May 28, 2013 (paper on "The Compulsory Organization of Bulgarian Jewry from the Perspective of the Jewish headship Phenomenon During the Shoah").

103. "Sine Ira et Studio? Personal Engagement, Historical Distance and the Study of the Holocaust", German Historical Institute Warsaw and Koebner Center/The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, June 25-27, 2013 (paper on "What Was The Holocaust?")

104. 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July 27-August 1, 2013 (paper on "The Economic Persecution of Jews During the Third Reich: Its Fluctuating Place Among the Overall Antisemitic Goals of the Nazi Regime")

105. "Aftermath: Sites and Sources of History and Memory", Monash University, Melbourne, August 6-7, 2013 (paper on "Is 'The Holocaust' Equivalent to 'the Genocide of the Jews by Nazi Germany'"? On Some Recent Misinterpretations of the Holocaust")

106. "Jewish Press in Nazi Germany", Yad Vashem, October 27, 2013 (participant in panel discussing desiderata in research on German Jewish press under the Nazi regime)

107. "Autonomous Histories and Study of the Holocaust", Wiener Library/Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry/Minerva Institute for German History, Tel Aviv University and The Abe and Edita Spiegel Family Chair in Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, November 3-5, 2013 (participant in panel on "The Future of Holocaust Studies")

108. "Holocaust Memory – Between the Particular and the Universal, Israel-Europe", Massuah International Institute for Holocaust Studies, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung/Israel and Instytut Polski/Israel, February 18, 2014 (paper on "'The Holocaust' and the Genocide Phenomenon: On   Relations Between Them")

109. Workshop of experts on „Der Holocaust. Kontexte und Forschungsansätze. Eine Bilanz“, Zentrum für Holocaust Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte, München,  and Akademie für Politische Bildung, Tutzing, April 9-11, 2014 (commentary on papers by Beate Meyer and Andrea Löw - "Handlungsstrategien der Opfer")

110. "The Holocaust in Hungary: 70 Years After", Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, April 24, 2014 (paper on "Historiography of the Holocaust: Current State of Research")

111. "The Shoah in Israeli Culture, Memory and Politics" The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, Boston, April 27-28, 2014 (two keynote lectures: "Shoah, Churbn, Cataclysm, Judeocide, Holocaust, Genocide (and More): On Terminology and Interpretation"; "Is the Holocaust Different from Other Genocides?")

112. "From High Politics to Everyday Life: The Hungarian Holocaust from the Perspective of 70 Years", University of Szeged, Szeged, May 14-15, 2014 (keynote lecture on: "How Should We Conceptualize the Holocaust?"; and closing remarks)

113. 7th Contact Day – Jewish Studies on the Low Countries, Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp, May 26, 2014 (keynote lecture on "Comparative Research on the Holocaust in Western Europe: Achievements and Limitations")

114. German Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Kansas, Kansas City, September 18-21, 2014 (paper on "What is the Core of 'The Holocaust' – the 'Final Solution' or 'Entfernung der Juden überhaupt'?")

115. Lessons and Legacies, Boca Raton, Florida, October 30-November 2, 2014 (paper on "What is the Core of 'The Holocaust' – the 'Final Solution' or 'Entfernung der Juden überhaupt' – the Holocaust as a Tightly Developing or Open Event?")

116. The Shoa and its Impact on Judaism and Christianity, Universität Leipzig and Bar-Ilan University, Leipzig University, January 26-27, 2015 (keynote lecture on "What Exactly is 'the Holocaust/Shoah'? On Jewish and non-Jewish terminologies, and on scholarly interpretations and misinterpretations")

117. Zurück zum Leben (Chasara lachajim): 70 Jahre nach dem Ende der Schoa, Misrachi Österreich + Vienna Wiesenthal Institute + Dokumentationsarchiv der österrreichische Widerstand (DÖW), Vienna, May 10-11, 2015 (keynote lecture on "Der Beginn der Erfassung der Schreklichkeit der Schoa: Zeugenschaften, wissenschaftliche Forschung, Trauergebete u.a.m. – wo stand das jüdische Volk am Ende der Schoa?")

118. From Ibrahim ibn Jakub to 6 Anielewicz Street, Museum of Polish Jewry, Warsaw, May 11-14, 2015 (paper on "An Outsider's View of the Development of Polish Holocaust Studies")

119. ISGAP Summer Institute on Curriculum Development in Antisemitism Studies, July 17-August 9, 2015, Hertford College, Oxford (lectures on "An Antisemitic Idea Through a Linguistic-Historical Lens: The 'Ghetto' from Venice to the Nazi Era"; and "Misunderstandings of the Phenomenon 'Antisemitism' and its Role in the Holocaust in Some Recent Influential Studies")

120. "Dan Yadin Amo – International Conference in Honor of Pof. Dan Michman", Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, December 1-3, 2015 (address in the opening session; and closing lecture: The Shoah: "Uniqueness", the Goals of the Nazi Anti-Jewish Project, and Some Bugs in Traditional Holocaust Historiography")

121. "70 Years Since the Nuremberg Trials: Legal, Political and Cultural Ramifications," Strochlitz Institute of Holocaust Research at Haifa University, Ghetto Fighters House and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Haifa, May 23-24, 2016 (Response to keynote lecture by Deborah Lipstadt and closing remarks)

122.  5th Conference of the International Network of Genocide Scholars, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 26-29, 2016 (panel on "Studying and Teaching the Holocaust and Genocide in the Context of Conflict and Trauma" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af8O24kPd9g )

123. “Analyses of the Situation and Future Expectations Regarding the Jewish Fate 1933-1939", Yad Vashem Summer Research Workshop, Monday, 4 July 2016 (paper on "Two Jewish Historians and Their Analyses: Hugo Valentin and Fritz Baer")

124. "The Presence of the Holocaust in Society, Politics and Culture, c.1970 – 2015", British Association of Holocaust Studies, London, July 19-21, 2016 (keynote panel on David Cesarani's The Final Solution)

125. ISGAP Summer Institute on Curriculum Development in Antisemitism Studies, July 31-August 12, 2016, St. Antony's College, Oxford (lectures on "An Antisemitic Idea Through a Linguistic-Historical Lens: The 'Ghetto' from Venice to the Nazi Era"; and "Misunderstandings of the Phenomenon 'Antisemitism' and its Role in the Holocaust in Some Recent Influential Studies")

126. "Islam and Antisemitism", Institute for Jewish Studies - University of Vienna, Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry – Tel Aviv University and ISGAP, Vienna, November 7-8, 2016 (paper on "Hitler, Hajj Amin el-Husayni and the Decision-Making Process on the Final Solution: Reality and Myth")

127. "Conceptualizations of the Holocaust in Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine since the 1990s: Historical Research and Public Debate," German Historical Institute, Warsaw, December 5-7, 2016 (Concluding remarks)

128. "Jewish Life after Return: Dutch and Greek Experiences after the Shoah", Netherlands Institute at Athens, Athens, December 10-11, 2016 (Keynote lecture on: "Return to Life of Holocaust Survivors in their Home Countries: Commonalities and Peculiarities")

129. "The Ghetto: From Venice to Chicago", Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism and the Department of History, Classics and Archeology, Birkbeck University of London and the Department of English Literature, University of Reading, London, March 27-28, 2017 (paper on "The Nazi Era Ghettos: Are They Connected in Any Way to the Early Modern Ones?")

130. "The Second International Conference on Medicine in the Holocaust and Beyond", Holocaust Studies Program at Western Galilee College in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Beit Lohamei Hagettaot and the Galilee Medical Center, Western Galilee College, May 7-11, 2017 (Keynote lecture on "Resituating the Place of Medicine in the Grand Picture of the Holocaust: Critical Reflections on Mainstream Holocaust Historiography" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omtwu_-Cpho)

131. “Raul Hilberg und die Holocaust-Historiographie. Eine Tagung aus Anlass seines 10. Todestages”, University of Potsdam; Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Referat Public History, Bonn; Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt am Main; Jena Center Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts; S. Fischer Stiftung, Berlin; The Carolyn and Leonard Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Vermont; The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM, Washington, DC; Touro College, Berlin; Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte, München, - Berlin, October 18-20, 2017 (paper on “Revisiting Hilberg's Conceptual Model of the Development of the Destruction of the European Jews”)

132. “An End to Antisemitism!”, Vienna University, Tel Aviv University, New York University and the European Jewish Congress, Vienna, February 18-22, 2018 (paper on “The Jews as a Problem for Modern European Political Logic”)

133. “Tomorrow’s Holocaust Memory”, Tel Aviv University and Goethe Institut, Tel Aviv, April 19-30, 2018 (participant in round table on “Exhibiting the Holocaust”)

134. ISGAP Summer Institute on Curriculum Development in Antisemitism Studies, July 26-August 10, 2018, St. John’s College, Oxford (lectures on "An Antisemitic Idea Through a Linguistic-Historical Lens: The 'Ghetto' from Venice to the Nazi Era"; and "The Polish So-called ‘Holocaust Law’: Text, Context, History and Politics")

135. Symposium on “The Ghetto in Global History: 1500 to the Present, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, October 5, 2018 (presentation on the ghetto as a concept travelling across cultures - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDFVra-EHRY )

136. Rencontre: “Une « Shoah » des Juifs d’Afrique du Nord?” Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, February 10, 2019 (with Haim Saadoun and Guy Degas) -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPiMm5_fP4Q

137. 5th Master Program: Teaching about the Holocaust, UNESCO Chair in Education about the Holocaust, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, in cooperation with the Koret Foundation, Yad Vashem, Jewish Culture Festival and Galicia Jewish Museum, June 28-July 1, 2019 (Lecture about: “Is the Holocaust Different from other Genocides?”)

138. “Auschwitz – ‘Never Again’ – Really?”, July 1-4, 2019, International Center for ducation about Auschwitz and the Holocaust, Auschwitz (participant in the inauguration panel)

139. Historians’ Symposium on the Future of the Compensation and Restitution Records of the Federal Government of Germany and Länder (part of Project “Transformation of Wiedergutmachung), German Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin, October 28, 2019 (participant in discussion)

140. “A Generation after Christopher Browning’s ‘Ordinary Men’ – Perspectives of New Police Perpetrator Research and Holocaust Education”, Villa ten Hompel, Münster, October 29-31, 2019 (keynote lecture: “Bureaucratic Gehorsamkeit, Peer Pressure, Bottom-up Initiatives: Ordinary People and the Successful Implementation of Nazi Anti-Jewish Policies“: https://www.bpb.de/mediathek/305440/bureaucratic-gehorsamkeit-peer-pressure-bottom-up-initiatives )

141. “The State of Holocaust Studies at Israeli Universities and Colleges,” Symposium, Israel Academy of Sciences, May 3, 2021 (lecture on: “Holocaust Research in Israel and its Place in Worldwide Holocaust Research: Universities, Research Centers, and Memorial Institutions”)

142. “Yehuda Bauer at 95: A Historiographical Retrospection”, Summer Workshop via Zoom, the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, July 6-8, 2021 (paper on: “Solidarity, Hope and Wrestling with God: The Perspective of the Will for Life of the Jewish People in Modern Times as a Major Theme in Yehuda Bauer’s Historiography”)

143. “Revisiting the Collaboration Discussion: Jewish Police and Leadership during the Holocaust”, Zoom symposium, Western Galilee College, July 14, 2021 (respondent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtkgeddRALM )

144. “Integrative Histories of the Holocaust,” Virtual Seminar, USHMM and the Avraham Harman Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, July 19, 2021 (keynote paper on: “What is "Integrated" Historiography of the Holocaust? Past and Present Options and Their Pros and Cons”)

145. “What’s New, What’s Next? Innovative Methods, New Sources, and Paradigm Shifts in Jewish Studies”, Online conference, Polin – Museum of the History of Polish Jews (+ many partners), October 3-7, 2021 (respondent to the opening keynote address by François Guesnet, October 3)

146. “Jewish Soldiers and Fighters in World War II”, International Virtual Conference, Blavatnik Archive Foundation, November 14-15, 2021 (participant in panel session 10 on “Archival Research and the Future of Holocaust Studies”, November 10)

 

Invited lectures (1999-):

  1. “Memory and Commemoration of the Holocaust Within Religious Jewish Circles”, Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, January 26, 1999
  2. “Il Judenrat. Il consigli ebraici sotto la dominazione nazista”, Universita di Napoli Federico II, Napoli, May 4, 1999
  3. “The Holocaust as History”, Cohn-Haddow Center of Jewish Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, November 16, 2000
  4. “Problems of Holocaust Historiography: On the Occasion of the Publication of Die Historiographie der Shoah aus jüdischer Sicht and Pour une historiographie de la Shoah”, Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD), Amsterdam, October 26, 2001
  5. “How to Value Oral Testimony in Holocaust Research?”, Strochlitz Institute for Research on the Holocaust Period, Haifa University, March 11, 2002
  6. “The State of Research on the Emergence of the Final Solution”, Keynote paper opening the all-Ukrainian teachers’ seminar on the Holocaust, Tkuma – The Research and Educational Center for Jewish History and Culture, Dnepropetrowsk, Ukraine, September 3, 2002
  7. “The Shoah: Remembrance and Commemoration in the 21st Century”, The Sydney Jewish Museum, March 6, 2003, Sydney, Australia
  8. “Holocaust Research: Current Trends and Future Directions”, The Mandelbaum Lecture, Postgraduate and scholars seminar, University of Sydney, March 6, 2003, Sydney, Australia
  9. “Jewish Religious Responses to the Shoah”, The Shalom Institute, March 9, 2003, Sydney, Australia
  10. “Where there are no human beings, try to be a human being” [radio program on persecution and rescue in The Netherlands during World War II), Galei Tzahal, Yom Hazikkaron laShoa, April 19, 2004, 10:00
  11. “Holocaust Historiography from a Jewish Perspective”, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, Universität Wien, May 6, 2004
  12. “Holocaust Research in Israel: Yad Vashem and the Universities”, National Academy of Sciences/Jewish Studies Section, Budapest, September 27, 2006
  13. “New Insights into the Judenrat Phenomenon”, Department of History and Jewish Studies Program, Central European University, Budapest, September 28, 2006
  14. "'Immer steht der grosse Schatten im Hintergrund.' Individueller und kollektiver jüdischer Wiederaufbau nach der Schoah", Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich, February 2, 2007
  15. “The Emergence and Application of the Ghetto Phenomenon in the Nazi Period: Trying to Answer Some Unasked Questions”, The 2007 Annual Lecture of The John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, May 3, 2007
  16. “Why Did the Holocaust Become Such a Central Issue in Present-Day Western Conscience?”, Department of History, University of Tirana, Albania, February 27, 2008
  17. “The Impact of the Holocaust on the Jewish World”, European University of Tirana, Albania, February 27, 2008
  18. “What Caused the Emergence of Ghettos During the Holocaust?”, The Annual Lecture on the Holocaust, Raab Center, Ben-Gurion University, Be’er Sheva, May 14, 2008
  19. “Why Did Jewish Ghettos Emerge During the Holocaust? Proposing a Novel Explanation”, Interdepartmental Seminar, The Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University, May 28, 2008
  20. “Israeli Holocaust Historiography: Development and Characteristics”, On the occasion of the presentation of issue 188 of Revue d’histoire de la Shoah, Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, June 22, 2008
  21. "Jewish Headships (Judenräte and Judenvereinigungen): The Emergence and Application of an Administrative Concept in Nazi Anti-Jewish Policies", Clark University, Worcester, MA, September 17, 2008
  22. “Why and How Did the Jewish Ghettos of the Holocaust Emerge?”, The Annual Lecture on Anti-Semitism, Judaic Studies Program, Brown University, Providence, RI, September 18, 2008
  23. “Yad Vashem and the Beginnings of Holocaust Commemoration and Research in Israel”, Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden, Hamburg, June 7, 2010
  24. „Die Gottesfrage – wo war Gott in Auschwitz?“, Deutsch-Israelische Juristenvereinigung/ Israelisch-Deutsche Juristenvereinigung, 19. Jahrestagung, Hamburg, June 8, 2010
  25. "The Reasons Behind the Emergence of Ghettos During the Shoah - Trying to Solve the Enigma", Annual lecture of the Holocaust Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London, January 24, 2011
  26. "Trivialization or Better Comprehension? Genocide, Imperialism, Colonialism, Bloodlands and Other Recent Paradigmatic Interpretations of the Holocaust", FRIAS (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg), June 29, 2011
  27. "'Righteous Among the Nations': The Emergence of a Unique Commemorative Concept", The Centre for Jewish Studies, in cooperation with the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair in Holocaust Studies and the Department of History, the University of Toronto, September 19, 2011
  28. "A New Perspective on Jewish Ghettos During the Shoah", Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies, Wayne State University in cooperation with the Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, MI (Detroit), September 21, 2011
  29. "Why is the Holocaust Considered to be Such a Significant Historical Event?", International Holocaust Commemoration Day 2012, Yangon University, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), January 27, 2012
  30. "The Economic Persecutions of the Jews During the Holocaust", Yangon School of Economics, Yangon, Myanmar, January 30, 2012
  31. "The Evolution of the Interest in the Holocaust: 1945-2012", French Institute, Yangon, Myanmar, January 30, 2012
  32. "The Judenrat Phenomenon: Why and How Did it Emerge and How was it implemented by the Nazi Regime and its Satellite States", The Annual Lecture of The John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, December 31, 2012
  33. "Jewish 'Headships' and Nazi Anti-Jewish Policies", Lecture Marking International Holocaust Memorial Day, Wiener Library, London, January 24, 2013
  34. "Holocaust and Genocide: A Problematic Relationship", Netherlands State Institute of War Documentation, Amsterdam, February 5, 2013
  35. "The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos During the Holocaust – New Perspectives" and "the Role of Jewish Councils in Western Europe", European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, July 17+18, 2013
  36. "Is the Holocaust Different from Other Genocides?", Melbourne Holocaust Centre, Melbourne, Australia, August 5, 2013
  37. "The Holocaust Era Ghettos Enigma: What Was Their Purpose?" Mandelbaum lecture, Mandelbaum House, The University of Sydney, August 8, 2013
  38. "Is the Holocaust Different from Other Genocides?", Australian Friends of Yad Vashem/ West Coast Chapter, Perth, August 12, 2013
  39. "Shoah, Churbn, Cataclysm, Judeocide, Holocaust, Genocide (and More): On Terminology and Interpretation", Sydney Jewish Museum, August 14, 2013
  40. "Beyond "Good" and "Bad": The Nazi Era Jewish Councils", Mandelbaum lecture, Mandelbaum House, The University of Sydney, August 15, 2013
  41. "Righteous Gentiles: The Emergence of a Unique Commemorative Concept", Mandelbaum lecture, Mandelbaum House, The University of Sydney, August 22, 2013
  42. "The Amazing History of Yad Vashem ", Mandelbaum lecture, Mandelbaum House, The University of Sydney, August 25, 2013
  43. "Jewish Councils and Ghettos", Ohel Lea Synagogue, Hong Kong, August 31, 2013
  44. "Righteous Gentiles: The Emergence of a Unique Commemorative Concept", Holocaust and Tolerance Centre, Hong Kong, August 31, 2013
  45. “Misunderstandings of the Phenomenon ‘Antisemitism’ in Some Recent Influential Studies of the Holocaust”, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), Columbia University Law School, February 5, 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXZoQn3GWtM
  46. “Beyond ‘Good and Bad’: A Corrective Analysis of the Phenomenon of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi Era”, The XIIth Annual Hogo Valentin Lecture, Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University, March 6, 2014 http://www.valentin.uu.se/News-and-events/hugovalentinlecture/dan-michman/
  47. "Between History, Memory and Politics: The Holocaust as a Challenge for Professional Historiography", Swedish Centre for Advanced Studies, Uppsala, March 6, 2014
  48. "The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos During the Holocaust – New Perspectives" and "the Role of Jewish Councils in Western Europe", European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI), Workshop, Yad Vashem, May 1, 2014
  49. "The Holocaust and the Genocide Phenomenon: Are they Related?", Institute of Jewish Studies, University of Antwerp, May 26, 2014
  50. "Shoah, Churbn, Cataclysm, Judeocide, Holocaust, Genocide (and More): On Terminology and Interpretation", Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, September 16, 2014
  51. "Shoah, Churbn, Cataclysm, Judeocide, Holocaust, Genocide (and More): On Terminology and Interpretation" Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Research, October 23, 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfScF7cxjCs
  52. "How Should We Conceptualize the Holocaust?", Duke University, North Carolina, October 27, 2014
  53. "What Exactly is "The Holocaust"?, Davidson College, North Carolina, October 28, 2014
  54. "What Exactly was the Goal of the Nazi anti-Jewish Enterprise?", Simon Wiesenthal Memorial Lecture, University College London – Institute of Jewish Studies and The Simon Wiesenthal Centre in the UK, February 4, 2015
  55. "Changing Interaction: Israeli and German Research on the Shoah: 1948-to the present", Simon Dubnow Institut, Leipzig, May 7, 2015
  56. "Righteous Among the Nations: The Emergence of a Unique Commemorative Category", Keynote address, The Human Rights Department of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in association with the Embassy of Israel, Commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day, London, January 26, 2016
  57. "Hitler, the Grand Mufti Hajj Amin el-Hussayni and the Decision-Making process on the Final Solution", Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture, University College London, January 28, 2016
  58. "Shoah, Holocaust, Churbn en nog meer: vragen bij termen voor het joodse lot tijdens het Nazi-regime”, Jewish Studies Department, University of Amsterdam, February 2, 2016
  59. “Getting it Right, Getting it Wrong: Recent Holocaust Scholarship in Light of the Work of Raul Hilberg”, The 2017 Annual Raul Hilberg Lecture, University of Vermont (October 24, 2017)
  60. “Holocaust Research Since 1990: Contemporary Contexts and Their Impact on the Comprehension of the Event”, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina (October 26, 2017): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCMbBTiBpAs
  61. Colloquium on Major Issues of the Holocaust, with Appalachian State University students (October 26, 2017)
  62. "'Righteous Among the Nations': The Emergence of a Unique Commemorative Concept", Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation (August 13, 2018)
  63. “Holocaust Research and Contemporary Politics: A Battlefield of History and Memory,” Jewish Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh (October 8, 2018)
  64. "The Polish So-called ‘Holocaust Law’: Text, Context, History and Politics", seminar, Jewish Studies Program, University of Toronto (October 10, 2018)
  65. Five lectures, Jewish Studies Program, Vilnius University, Lithuania (November 12-15, 2018)
  66. “Righteous Among the Nations: The Emergence of a Unique Commemorative Category”, Fritz Bauer Institute, Goethe University, Frankfort, Germany (January 15, 2020)
  67. "Holocaust Historiography: Past, Present, Future". Virtual conversation conducted by Prof. Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, University of London, Western Galilee College, January 20, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKS8mXMrIMw

 

 

Organization of conferences (only international ones are mentioned):

  1. Religious Jewry and Religious Thought During and After the Holocaust, Bar-Ilan University, June 1986 (international)
  2. The Holocaust Period in Belgium, Bar-Ilan University, May/June 1989 (international)
  3. Fascism - Nazism - Antisemitism - Holocaust: Links, Interactions, Differences, Bar-Ilan University, December 1989 (international)
  4. Intellectuals Facing the Dreyfus Affair: Then and Now, Bar-Ilan University, 12-15 December 1994 (international)
  5. (Joint) Violence and Ideology in Modern Jewish History, Tel-Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University, January 31-February 1, 1996
  6. (Member, Steering Committee) Holocaust and Education, Yad Vashem School of Education International Conference, October 1996 (international)
  7. (Member, Organizing committee) Religion, State and Democracy, Bar-Ilan University, January 6-7, 1998
  8. (Member, Organizing Committee) The Holocaust in Jewish History, Yad Vashem International Conference, January 4-7, 1999 (international)
  9. (Member, Steering Committee) Holocaust and Education/2, Yad Vashem, School of Education International Conference, October 10-14, 1999 (international)
  10. Remembering the Holocaust in Germany 1945-1999: The Public Debates, Bar-Ilan University, December 21-22, 1999 (international)
  11. (Co-Chair, Organizing Committee) The Return of the Jews to Their Countries of Origin, 1943-1947, The Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, May 22-24, 2001 (international)
  12. In Leni Yahil’s Footsteps: A Study Day in Honor of Prof. Leni Yahil, on the Occasion of her 90th Birthday, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, March 6, 2002
  13. (Chair, organizing committee) Third International Scholars Conference on the Holocaust in Ukraine, Tkuma, Dnepropetrowsk, Ukraine, October 26-29, 2003 (international)
  14. Holocaust Historiography in Context – The Emergence of Centers and Approaches, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, November 21-24, 2004 (international)
  15. (Chair, organizing committee) Fourth International Scholars Conference on the Holocaust in Ukraine: “The Aftermath of World War II and the Holocaust in Ukraine – the First Decade”, Tkuma and Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research/Bar-Ilan University, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, April 4-6, 2005 (international)
  16. (Chair, organizing committee), Tkuma Vth International Scholars’ Conference: “Inter- and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Representations of the Holocaust, and Their Application to Ukraine”, Tkuma and Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research/Bar-Ilan University, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, September 18-20, 2006 (international)
  17. (Co-chair, organizing committee), “Holocaust and Justice. Post-War Trials and the Holocaust: Representation, Awareness and Historiography”, December 19-21, 2006, Yad Vashem/International Institute for Holocaust Research (international)
  18. (Co-Chair, organizing committee) “The Holocaust in Western Europe in Comparison”, Dutch-Belgian-Israeli PhD-students workshop, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies/University of Amsterdam, Institute of Jewish Studies/University of Antwerp and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, May 28-31, 2007 (international)
  19. (Co-Chair, organizing committee) “New Perspectives in Holocaust Research”, German-Israeli PhD-students workshop, Yad Vashem and the University of Freiburg, Jerusalem, October 8-10, ‏2007 (international)
  20. (Co-Chair, organizing committee) “New Perspectives in Holocaust Research”, Italian-Israeli PhD-students workshop, University of Pisa and Yad Vashem, Pisa November 22-27, 2007 (international)
  21. (Co-organizer) “Lessons and Legacies: Aspects of the Holocaust: History, Experiences and Implications”, Holocaust Educational Foundation, Chicago, and the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, December 19-20, 2007 (international)
  22. (Co-chair) “North African Jewry During World War II”, Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, and the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, April 28-30, 2008 (international)
  23. (Co-organizer) “Albania, the Albanians and the Holocaust: A Mini-Case in Context”, Department of History, University of Tirana, and the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University, Tirana, May 19-21, 2008 (international)
  24. (Co-organizer) “Jewish Life During the Holocaust: New Approaches to and Aspects of Jewish Social Life”, International Summer Workshop for Holocaust Scholars, July 6-10, 2008, Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem (international)
  25. (Co-organizer) “The Holocaust, the Establishment of the State of Israel, and the Survivors”, International Institute of Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, December 8-11, 2008 (international)
  26. (Co-organizer) “The Holocaust and Its Immediate Aftermath (1933-1947), The Press, Newsreels, Films and Radio Broadcasts in Real Time”, International Summer Workshop for Holocaust Scholars, July 13-20, 2009, Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem (international)
  27. (Co-organizer) “The Holocaust: Grassroots Perspectives”, International Summer Workshop for Holocaust Scholars, July 5-12, 2010, Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem (international)
  28. (Co-organizer) “Hiding, Sheltering and Borrowed Identity as Means of Rescue During the Holocaust”, International Institute of Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, December 19-21, 2010 (international)
  29. (Organizer) "Language and Semantics During the Shoah", International Summer Workshop for Holocaust Scholars, July 11-14, 2011, Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem (international)
  30. (Co-organizer), American-Israeli PhD-candidates workshop, November 7-10, 2011, Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research and the University of South California, Jerusalem (international)
  31. (One of the three members of the organizing committee), "Religious Cultures of Dutch Jewry", The Twelfth International Symposium on the History of the Jews in The Netherlands, November 21-23, 2011, The Center for Research on Dutch Jewry, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem (international)
  32. (Co-organizer)"Theological Contemplations vis-א-vis the Shoah in Real Time", International Summer Workshop for Holocaust Scholars, July 9-12, 2012, Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem (international)
  33. (Co-organizer), French and Israeli PhD-Candidates Workshop, University of Grenoble, Grenoble, October 13-15, 2012 (international)
  34. (Co-organizer) “The End of 1942: A Turning Point in Worl War II and in the Comprehension of the Final Solution?”, International Institute of Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, December 17-20, 2012 (international)
  35. (Member, Organizing Committee) "The Shoah, the Jewish People and the State of Israel. International Conference Honoring the Memory of Pope John XXIII", American Jewish Congress, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Kantor Center of Tel Aviv University, Yad Vashem, April 29, 2013 (international)
  36. (Member, Organizing Committee) "Performing Arts in Holland During the Holocaust", Yad Vashem and "All About Jewish Theatre"/The International Institute for Jewish and Israeli Culture, Jerusalem, May 6, 2013 (international)
  37. (Coorganizer, with Tuvia Friling and Aya Ben-Naftali) "War, Shoah and Rescue: Bulgarian Jewry Before, During and After the Shoah", Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research/Bar-Ilan University and Massuah/International Institute for Holocaust Studies, Bar-Ilan University Campus, Ramat-Gan, May 28, 2013 (international)
  38. (Member, Steering and Academic Committees) "The Holocaust in Yugoslavia: History, Memory and Culture – A Reappraisal", Faculty of Jewish Studies and the Gaon Ladino Center/Bar-Ilan University, Yad Vashem and the Israel Science Foundation, Jerusalem, June 24-27, 2013 (international)
  39. (Co-organizer) "Jewish Languages Facing Persecution and Destruction: Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew During the Shoah", International Summer Workshop for Holocaust Scholars, July 8-10, 2013, Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem (international)
  40. (Co-organizer) "Autonomous Histories and Study of the Holocaust", Wiener Library/Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry/Minerva Institute for German History, Tel Aviv University and The Abe and Edita Spiegel Family Chair in Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, November 3-5, 2013 (international)
  41. (Co-organizer), North American and Israeli PhD-Candidates Workshop, University of South California, Los Angeles, May 27-30, 2014 (international)
  42. (Organizer) “'Transport': The Deportation of the Jews During the Nazi Period", Yad Vashem Summer Research Workshop, Monday, 7 July – Thursday, 10 July 2014 (international)
  43. (Co-organizer), “All of Israel are Responsible for One Other: On Solidarity, Mutual Help, Animosity and Tensions within Jewish Society in Nazi Europe, Yad Vashem Biennial Conference, Jerusalem, December 15-18, 2014 (international)
  44. (Co-organizer), British and Israeli PhD-Candidates Workshop, Wiener Library, London, June 28-July 2, 2015 (international)
  45. (Organizer) “Non-Jewish Jews in the Holocaust", Yad Vashem Summer Research Workshop, Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9, 2015 (international)
  46. (Co-organizer), The Jews of the Middle East in the Shadow of the Holocaust, The Documentation Center of North African Jewry During WWII, Ben Zvi Institute and Yad Vashem, Tuesday, April 5, 2016 (international)
  47. (Co-organizer and closing remarks), “The Shoah: A Turning Point? The Challenge to Concepts and Paradigms in Jewish, Christian and Humanist Thought,” Bar-Ilan University, Duke University, University of Lausanne and Yad Vashem, Ramat-Gan June 14-16, 2016
  48. (Organizer) “Analyses of the Situation and Future Expectations Regarding the Jewish Fate 1933-1939", Yad Vashem Summer Research Workshop, July 4, 2016 (international)
  49. (Co-organizer), British, Greek, Israeli and Claims Conference PhD-Candidates Workshop, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, November 21-24, 2016 (international)
  50. (Co-organizer), "The Jewish Refugee Problem during the Shoah (1933-1945) Reconsidered", Yad Vashem Bi-Annual Scholars Conference, Jerusalem, December 19-21, 2016 (international)
  51. (Co-chairman of the International Scientific Committee), "The Second International Conference on Medicine in the Holocaust and Beyond", Holocaust Studies Program at Western Galilee College in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, the International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem, Beit Lohamei Hagettaot and the Galilee Medical Center, Western Galilee College, May 7-11, 2017 (international)
  52. (Organizer), "The Remains of Jewish Martyrs Who Were Victims of Nazi Medical Experiments: Former Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institute of Anthropolgy, Human Heredity and Eugenics – Berlin Dahlem", Yad Vashem, May 14, 2017 (international symposium)
  53. (Co-organizer, with Prof Wolf Gruner, University of South California, Los Angeles), North American and Israeli PhD-Candidates Workshop, July 25-29, 2014 (international)
  54. (Organizer) “The Spatial Turn in Holocaust Research", Yad Vashem Summer Research Workshop, July 10–12, 2017 (international)
  55. (Co-organizer and chair, with Prof. Johannes Houwink ten Cate, University of Amsterdam, and the Center fro Research on Dutch Jewry), session on “The Shoah in the Netherlands: New Research”, World Congress of Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, August 7, 2017 (international)
  56. (Co-organizer with Prof. Emile Schrijver, Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam and André Boers, Chairman of the Center for Research on Dutch Jewry) “Egodocuments in Dutch Jewish History” - The 14th Symposiun on Dutch Jewish History, Center for Research on Dutch Jewry, in cooperation with the Finkler Institute, Bar-Ilan University - The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, December 10-11, 2017
  57. (Co-organizer) “Face-to-Face Killings in the Holocaust", Yad Vashem Summer Research Workshop, July 9–12, 2018 (international)
  58. (Co-organizer, with Prof. Ilaria Pavan, University of Pisa, and Prof. Simon Levi Sullam, University of Venice), Italian and Israeli PhD-Candidates Workshop, Universities of Venice and Pisa, October 21-25, 2018 (international)
  59. (Co-organizer) “Revisiting Vichy”, Daat Hamakom I-Core Project, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, December 3-5, 2018
  60. (Co-organizer) “The Time Dimension During and Regarding the Holocaust: In Real Time and in Retrospect”, the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research - Biennial International Conference, Jerusalem, December 17-19, 2018
  61. (Organizer) “Marking of Jews During the Holocaust”, Summer Workshop, the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, July 8-10, 2019
  62. (Organizer) “Egodocuments of Jewish Functionaries During the Shoah”, Summer Workshop via Zoom, the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, July 20-22, 2020
  63. (Co-organizer), “The Eichmann Trial Revisited 60 Years After: International Aspects,” online conference, April 20-21, 2021
  64. (Organizer) “Yehuda Bauer at 95: A Historiographical Retrospection”, Summer Workshop via Zoom, the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, Jerusalem, July 6-8, 2021

 

 

 

Supervision of theses:

  1. Esther Judith Baumel, The Jewish Refugee Children in Great Britain 1938-1945, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, Bar-Ilan University (1980-1981)
  2. Leah Koren, Nursing as an Integral Part of the Health Services in the Warsaw, Vilna and Kovno Ghettos (1939-1944), MA-thesis, Faculty of Medicine/ Dept. of Nursing, Tel-Aviv University (1985-1986)
  3. Naomi Grossmann, Jewish Children in the Lodz Ghetto, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (1986-1997)
  4. (Co-supervision with Prof. Nathaniel Katzburg) Zehava Schwartz, The Orthodox Jewish Community in Hungary 1939-1945, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (1987-1989)
  5. Meira Yakova, Settlement of Jewish Palestinian Soldiers who Served in the British Army after the Second World War, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History BIU (1991-1994)
  1. Shmuel Frimerman, The Activities of the World Jewish Congress, 1938-1946, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (1991-1996)
  2. Yigal Benjamin, The Chalutz Movement in the Netherlands, 1917-1950, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (1990-1996)
  3. Isaac Vilner, The DP-Camp Foehrenwald 1945-1957: A Microcosm of the She'erith Hapletah, Dept. of Jewish History, PhD-thesis, BIU (1993-not completed; author killed in car accident)
  4. Emuna Nachmani-Gafni, The Removal of Hidden Jewish Children from Christian Families in Poland in the Immediate Aftermath of the Holocaust, Dept. of Jewish History, PhD-thesis, BIU (1994-2000)
  5. (Co-supervision, with Prof. Gershon Bacon) Haim Shalem, Agudath Israel in Palestine vis-à-vis the Holocaust, 1939-1945, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (1996-2004)
  6. Esther Farbstein, Rabbis and Hassidic Rebbes (Admorim) in Poland During the Nazi Occupation, 1939-1941, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (1996-not completed due to personal reasons)
  7. Dan Zhits, The Minsk Ghetto in the Light of Newly Discovered Documentation, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (1997-1999)
  8. (Co-supervision, with Prof. Shlomo Spitzer) Milka Tzalmon, The Jewish Community of Deutschkreuz From the Early Modern Period Till its Destruction (1678-1938): The Struggle of a Little Central-European Community for Perseverance and Preservation of its Unique Character, PhD-thesis, Dept of Jewish History, BIU, (1995-2000)
  9. Michal Gilad, The Attitude of the Yishuv and Israel to Germany and the Germans, 1945-1965, as Reflected in Israeli Literature 1945-1985, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU, (1996-2000)
  10. Bo'az Cohen, Israeli Historiography of the Holocaust, 1945-1980, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (1997-2004)
  11. Anat Rosenthal, Historiographical Approaches to the Holocaust in Israeli High School Text Books in History, 1945-1998 , MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (1999- 2002)
  12.  (Co-supervision with Prof. Yehuda Don) Kinga Frojimovics, The Religious Movements in Hungarian Jewry (Orthodoxy, Neology and Status-Quo Ante) in the Period 1868/9-1950: Socio-Economic, Demographic and Organizational Characteristics, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU, (1999-2003)
  13. (Co-supervision, with Dr. Miriam Greilsammer) Yael Klein, Les manuels d’histoire israéliens de la troisième génération comme révélateurs des changements profonds survenus dans la société israélienne et comme agents de transformation de la mémoire collective, PhD-thesis, Dept. of General History, BIU, (1999-2006)
  14. Moshe Pitaro, Jewish Forced Labor Battalions in Rumania, 1942-1944, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU, (1999- stopped by the university)
  15. Yitzhak Yaron, The Image of the Shoah in Israeli Children’s Periodicals, 1943-1965, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2001-2003)
  16. Miriam Offer, The Medical Services in the Warsaw Ghetto During the Holocaust: Its Organization and its Medical and Ethical Challenges in Historical Context, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU, (1999-2010)
  17. (Co-supervision, with Prof. Hillel Barzel) Shilhav Kest-Rafael, The Personal Memoiristic Narratives on the Holocaust as an Independent Genre Between History and Literature: The Eichmann Trial Witnesses as a Test-Case, PhD thesis, Dept. of Interdisciplinary Studies/ Interpretation and Criticism, BIU (2000-2007)
  18. Nachum Schutz, Seeds of Catastrophe: Antisemitism in Austria, 1916-1925, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2002-died before submission)
  19. Mali Eisenberg-Gotdiener, Witness, Alarmer, Documenter and Commemorator: Rabbi Moshe Prager and the Holocaust, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2003-2005)
  20. Rachel Berger (Cohen), The First Generation of Israeli Artists After WWII Coping with the Shoah: Historical and Artistic Aspects, PhD-thesis, Interdisciplinary Department of Contemporary Jewry (2004-2008)
  21. Miriam Zalmanovich, The Jewish Woman in Latvia During the Holocaust, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2005-2006)
  22. Sarit Shavit, Leni Yahil: Her Historiography and her Impact on Holocaust Historiography in Israel and Abroad, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU, (2006-2008)
  23. (Co-supervision, with Dr. Kimmy Caplan) Mali Eisenberg-Gotdiener, From Personal Experience to Vocation: The Holocaust as a Founding Motif in Moshe Prager's Private and Public Spheres – A Key Haredi Figure in the Yishuv and the State of Israel, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2006-2010)
  24. Uri Kalt, The Reconstruction of Belzer Hassidism in Israel, 1945-1961, MA-thesis, Interdisciplinary Dept. of Contemporary Jewry, BIU (2006-2008)
  25. (Co-supervision, with Dr. Kimmy Kaplan), Michal Sha’ul, Holocaust Survivors and Holocaust Memory in the Rehabilitation of Ashkenazi Haredi Society in the Yishuv and the State of Israel, 1945-1961, PhD-thesis, Department of Jewish History, BIU (2005-2009) – with distinction
  26. (Co-supervison with Prof. Shlomo Spitzer) Rafaela Stankevitch, The Lackenbach Jewish Community in the Burgenland: Preserving Jewish Life and Identity in the Early Modern and Modern Ages, Dept. of Jewish History, PhD-thesis, BIU (2005-2010)
  27. Jonathan (Yoni) Charki, The Historiography of Uriel Tal and its Significance, MA thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2007-2011)
  28. Daniel Lerner, The History of the Jews in the MOI Resistance in France, 1940-1944, MA thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2007-2011)
  29. Adi Vayngarten (Viltsinsky), The Rescue Committee of the Zionist Revisionist Movement in the 1930s and 1940s, MA thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2010-2011)
  30. (Co-supervision with Dr. Yitzhak Arad) Tatyana (Tanya) Blumenfeld, German Occupation Policies in the Regions of Southern Russia and the Spectrum of Responses by the Local Population (June 1942-February 1943), PhD-thesis, Dept. of General History, Haifa University (2009-2012)
  31. Yuval Naor, The Role of Theatre in the Development of Israeli Holocaust Memory: Three Case Studies, Dept. of Jewish History, MA-thesis, BIU (2011-2013)
  32. Shoham Shaar, The History of the Smolensk Ghettto and the Ghettos of the Smolensk District, Dept. of Jewish History, MA-thesis, BIU (2011-2014)
  33. Daniel Lerner, Communist Resistance as Jewish Resistance: French Jews in the Communist Resistance During the Shoah, PhD thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2011-)
  34. Shay Wineapple, What Did the British Authorities, Media and Public Know about the Extermination of European Jewry by Nazi Germany? MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2012-2013)
  35. Roni Stein, Religious Zionism's Attitudes Towards Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel, 1948-1978, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2012-)
  36. Aline Pennewaard, The Deportation of Dutch Jewry to the Concentration Camps, 1942-1943, MA-thesis, Weiss-Livnat Holocaust Studies Program, Haifa University (2013-2014)
  37. Pnina Rotem, Jewish Education in Nazi Concentration Camps in the Netherlands, 1942-1943, Equivalent of MA-thesis, Department of Jewish History, BIU (2013-2014)
  38. Yehudit Levin, From Restriction of Freedom and of Occupations to Denial of Civil and Human Rights:  The Process of Economic and Social Deterioration of the State of the Jews in Hungary in the Countryside Cities, 1939-1944, Through the Eyes of One Family, MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2014-2018)  
  39. Aline Pennewaard, Ph-D thesis, Lists and Human Beings: The Deportation of Dutch Jewry to the Concentration and Annihilation Camps, 1942-1944, Haifa University (2014-2020)
  40. Aviv Shashar, Durchgangstrasse. The German Construction of Highways in the Occupied Soviet Union, Equivalent of MA-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2013-2014)
  41. (Co-supervision, with Alan Rosen) Simon Goldberg, Writing in Transport: Deportee Letters and the Influence of an Iconic Poem, MA-thesis, Weiss-Livnat Holocaust Studies Program, Haifa University (2014-2015)
  42. Pnina Rotem, Jewish Education in The Netherlands, 1940-1943, PhD-thesis, Department of Jewish History, BIU (2015-)
  43. Nannie Beekman, "Anything but Mauthausen". The fear of Mauthausen among Dutch Jews during the occupation: dimensions and impact., MA-thesis, Weiss-Livnat Holocaust Studies Program, Haifa University (2015-2017)
  44. Eyal Berger, "Racism": Do We Agree What We Are Talking About? The Historical Development and the Contemporary Legal Uses of a Term, PhD-thesis, Dept. of Jewish History, BIU (2017-)
  45. Aviv Shashar, "Strasse des Führer". The Road Network for Transporting Supplies to the German Forces in the Soviet Union, the Durchgangsstrasse, and Jewish Labor exploitation, PhD-thesis, Dept of Jewish History, BIU (2015-)
  46. Coos Wever, The ‘Lost Train.’ The Journey of the Last Evacuation Transport from Bergen-Belsen to Tröbitz from April 9 Till April 23, 1945, MA-thesis, Weiss-Livnat Holocaust Studies Program, Haifa University (2017-2020)
  47. Rivka Baum, Dutch Women Guards in Auschwitz, MA-thesis, Weiss-Livnat Holocaust Studies Program, Haifa University (2019-2021)
  48. Dan Zhits, The Holocaust of Minsk Jewry: A Comprehensive Analysis, PhD-thesis, Dept of Jewish History, BIU (pending)

 

Supervision of post-doctoral theses:

  1. Dr. Ofer Shiff, American Reform Judaism and the Holocaust, BIU, 1993-1995
  2. Dr. Pnina Rosenberg, Yiddish Culture in Internment Camps in Vichy France, BIU, 2002-2004
  3. Dr. Pim Griffioen, Jewish Coping Strategies: Hiding and Escape Opportunities in the Netherlands, 1940-1945, in a Western European Context, Claims Conference Paul Kagan Post-Doc Fellowship, University of Konstanz, Germany (2013-2015)
  4. Dr. Daniel Reiser, A Critical and Annotated Edition of Rabbi Kalonimus Kalmish Shapira’s Sermons and Writings During the Holocaust, Claims Conference Paul Kagan Post-Doc Fellowship, Yad Vashem, (2013-2015)

 

Supervision of Research projects:

  1. (Jointly with Prof. Yehuda Don) Economic activities of the Zwanenberg and Hartog families in the Netherlands (Chief investigator: Prof. B.W. de Vries), 1994-1997
  2. (Jointly with Prof. Yehuda Don) Economic activities of leading Frankfurt families/companies in the beginning of the 19th century (Chief investigator: Prof. Benjamin W. de Vries, 1994-1998; published as Mettle and Metal, Amsterdam 2000)
  1. (Jointly with Prof. W.Z. Bacharach) Factual replies to the most common arguments of Holocaust denyers (Investigator: Mrs. Rivka Knoller), 1997- 2002
  2. Religious Zionism in Eretz-Israel vis-à-vis the Holocaust (Dr. Hava Eshkoli), parts I+II, 1992-2007
  3. Lexicon of Rabbis who Perished in the Holocaust (Dr. Pnina Meislish), 1998-2003 (published on the internet, 2008)
  4. (Co-supervisor) 'Jewish integration in the Netherlands and resistance during the Holocaust' (Dr. Ben Braber, Glasgow), 2008-2009

 

 

Supervision of Research projects:

  1. (Joint, with Prof. Y. Don) Economic activities of the Zwanenberg and Hartog families in the Netherlands (Chief investigator: Prof. B.W. de Vries), 1994-1997
  2. (Joint, with Prof. Y. Don) Economic activities of leading Frankfurt families/companies in the beginning of the 19th century (Chief investigator: Prof. Benjamin W. de Vries, 1994-1998; published as Mettle and Metal, Amsterdam 2000)
  1. (Joint with Prof. W.Z. Bacharach) Factual replies to the most common arguments of Holocaust denyers (Investigator: Mrs. Rivka Knoller), 1997- 2002
  2. Religious Zionism in Eretz-Israel vis-à-vis the Holocaust (Dr. Chava Eshkoli), parts I+II, 1992-2007
  3. Lexicon of Rabbis who Perished in the Holocaust (Dr. Pnina Meislish), 1998-2003 (published on the internet, 2008)
  4. 'Jewish integration in the Netherlands and resistance during the Holocaust' (Dr. Ben Braber, Glasgow), 2008-2009

פרסומים

Dan Michman - Publications

I. Books

1) Ph.D.-thesis:

The Jewish Refugees from Germany in The Netherlands, 1933-1940, (Hebrew + English abstract), Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, 1978, 625+XXXIII pp. https://www.academia.edu/15516877/The_Jewish_Refugees_from_Germany_in_The_Netherlands_1933_1940

 

2) Books (author):

  1. [Co-author with Jozeph Michman and Hartog Beem] Pinkas Hakehillot: Holland [Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities: The Netherlands], (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1985), [Hebrew] (pp. 161-408 were written by me)
  2. Het Liberale Jodendom in Nederland, 1929-1943, [Liberal Jewry in the Netherlands 1929-1943] (Amsterdam: Van Gennep, 1988), 244 pp., [Dutch]
  3. Pinkas. Geschiedenis van de joodse gemeenschap in Nederland, [co-author with J. Michman and H. Beem] (Ede/Antwerpen/Amsterdam: Kluwer/ Nederlands-Israelitisch Kerkgenootschap/ Joods-Historisch Museum, 1992) [Dutch updated, enlarged and adapted version of no. 1), 618 pp.; second updated edition: Amsterdam: Contact, 1999]
  4. Hashoa ve-Hikra: Hamsaga, Minuah ve-Sugyot Yesod [The Holocaust and Holocaust Research: Conceptualization, Terminology and Basic Issues] (Tel Aviv: Moreshet/Sifriat Poalim, Yad Vashem and Ghetto Fighters' House, 1998), 288 pp. [Hebrew]; second print:  1999
  5. Pour une Historiographie de la Shoah: Conceptualisations, terminologie, définitions, problèmes fondamentaux (Paris : In Press Editions, 2001), 536 pp. (much extended version of no. 4)
  6. Die Historiographie der Shoah aus jüdischer Sicht. Konzeptualisierungen, Terminologie, Anschauungen, Grundfragen (Hamburg: Dölling und Galitz, 2002), 355 pp. (much extended version of no. 4)
  7. Holocaust Historiography: A Jewish Perspective. Conceptualizations, Terminology, Approaches and Fundamental Issues (London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2003), 456 pp. (extended version of nos. 5 and 6)
  8. ИСТОРИОГРАФИЯ КАТАСТРОФЬІ: ЕВРЕЙСКИЙ ВЗГЛД [Holocaust Historiography: A Jewish Perspective] (Dnepropetrowsk: Tkuma,  2005), 448 pp. [Russian version of 7]
  9. [Co-author, with] Geiger, Peter/Brunhart, Arthur/Bankier, David/Moos, Carlo/Weinzierl, Erika, Fragen zu Liechtenstein in der NS-Zeit und im Zweiten Weltkrieg: Flüchtlinge, Vermögenswerte, Kunst, Rüstüngsproduktion. Schlussbericht der Unabhängigen Historikerkommission Liechtenstein Zweiter Weltkrieg (Vaduz/Zürich: Historisches Verein Liechtenstein und Chronos Verlag, 2005), 302 pp.
  10. The Jewish Ghettos During the Shoah: How and Why Did They Emerge?, Search and Research Series 11 (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2008), 140+xii pp. [Hebrew]
  11. Holokauszt és Történetírás [Holocaust Historiography] (Budapest: Balassi Kiadó, 2008), 372 pp. [Hungarian much expanded version of no. 7]
  12. [Co-author, with] Geiger, Peter/Brunhart, Arthur/Bankier, David/Moos, Carlo/Weinzierl, Erika, Questions concerning Liechtenstein during the National Socialist period and the Second World War (Vaduz/Zürich: Historisches Verein Liechtenstein und Chronos Verlag), 2009, 301 pp. [English version of no. 9]
  13. The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust (New York: Cambridge UP, 2011), 191 pp.
  14. “Angst vor den Ostjuden.” Die Entstehung der Ghettos während des Holocaust (Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag, 2011), 288 pp. https://www.fischerverlage.de/buch/dan-michman-angst-vor-den-ostjuden-9783596182084
  15. Adolf Hitler, the Decision-Making Process Leading to the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question," and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Hajj Amin al-Hussayni: The Current State of Research, Search and Research Series 28 (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2017) https://www.academia.edu/45684486/Adolf_Hitler_the_Decision_Making_Process_Leading_to_the_Final_Solution_of_the_Jewish_Question_and_the_Grand_Mufti_of_Jerusalem_Hajj_Amin_al_Hussayni_The_Current_State_of_Research_Search_and_Research_Series_28_Jerusalem_Yad_Vashem_2017_
  16. Getting it Right, Getting it Wrong: Recent Holocaust Scholarship in Light of the Work of Raul Hilberg, The 2017 Annual Raul Hilberg Memorial Lecture, University of Vermont (Vermont: Carolyn & Leonrad Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, 2017) https://www.academia.edu/35718400/Getting_it_Right_Getting_it_Wrong_Recent_Holocaust_Scholarship_in_Light_of_the_Work_of_Raul_Hilberg
  17. [Principal author] Open Ghettos in Romania - Report on Specific Sites, Prepared by the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, upon the Request of the Bundesfinanzministerium (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, June 2019) – not disseminated: for German governmental internal use)
  18. [Principal author] Open Ghettos in Romania - Report on Specific Sites, Prepared by the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, upon the Request of the Bundesfinanzministerium – Part II (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, August 2020) – not disseminated: for German governmental internal use
  19. [Principal author] Open Ghettos in Romania - Report on Specific Sites, Prepared by the Yad Vashem International Institute for Holocaust Research, upon the Request of the Bundesfinanzministerium – Part III: Bucharest (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, August 2021) – not disseminated: for German governmental internal use

 

 

3) Books (editor)

  1. [Editor, with introductory article] Post-Ziyonut ve-Shoa, vol. 1 [Post-Zionism and the Holocaust. The role of the Holocaust in the public debate on Post-Zionism in Israel (1993-1996)], A collection of clippings, with a foreword, Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, (Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University, 1997), 576 pp. [Hebrew]
  2. [Editor, with introduction] Belgium and the Holocaust: Germans, Belgians, Jews, (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem and the Spiegel Chair in Holocaust Research, 1998), 593 pp. (second print: 2000)
  3. [Co-editor + introduction, with Roselyne Koren] Les intellectuels face a l'affaire Dreyfus: alors et aujourd'hui (Paris: L’Harmattan, 1998), 350 pp. [French and English]
  4. [Co-editor, with Israel Bartal; with eulogy - collected articles of] Yehoshua Kaniel, Bema’avar: Ha-Yehudim be-Eretz-Yisrael ba-Me’ah ha-19 beyn Yashan le-Hadash u-veyn Yishuv Eretz ha-Kodesh leveyn Ziyonut [In Transition: The Jews of Eretz Israel in the Nineteenth Century Between Old and New and Between Settlement of the Holy Land and Zionism] (Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, 2000), 453 pp. (including a short biographical sketch written by me, pp. 434-437) [Hebrew]
  5. [Editor, with introduction] Remembering the Holocaust in Germany, 1945-2000: German Strategies and Jewish Responses (New York: Peter Lang, 2002), 176 pp.
  6. [Editor, with foreword] Leni Yahil, On Nazis, Jews and Rescuers. A selection of articles in the Fate of European Jewry During the Holocaust, presented to Prof. Leni Yahil on the occasion of her 90th birthday (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2002), 422 pp. [Hebrew and English]
  7.  [Editor, with biographical article, jointly written with Prof. Yosef Kaplan] Jozeph Michman, Ma’agley Hayim ve-Zehut [Cycles of Life and Identity] (Memoires) (Tel-Aviv: Gvanim, 2004) [Hebrew]
  8. [Editor, with introductory article], Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations: Belgium (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2005), 296 pp.
  9. [Editor, with introduction], Hashoa Bahistoriya Hayehudit: Historiografiya, Toda’a u-Farshanut [The Holocaust in Jewish History: Historiography, Consciousness, Interpretations] (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2005), 703 pp. [Hebrew]
  10. [Co-editor, with introduction on Bankier’s historiography – to collected articles of] David Bankier, Hitler, Ha-Shoa veha-hevra ha-germanit [Hitler, the Holocaust and German Society] (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2007), 367 pp. [Hebrew]
  11. [Editor] Post-Ziyonut ve-Shoa, vol 2 [Post-Zionism and the Holocaust (B): The role of the Holocaust in the public debate on Post-Zionism in Israel, 1997-July 1998, A collection of clippings, Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University (Ramat-Gan 2007), 400+XII pp. (Hebrew)
  12. [Co-editor + epilogue, with Françoise S. Ouzan] De la mémoire de la Shoah dans le monde juif (Paris: CNRS, 2008), 504 pp.
  13. [Co-editor with David Bankier + introduction] Holocaust Historiography in Context:  Emergence, Challenges, Polemics and Achievements (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2008), 600 pp.
  14. [Co-editor with David Bankier + introduction], Holocaust and Justice (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2010), 343 pp.
  15. [Co-editor, with David Bankier and Iael Nidam-Orvieto + co-author of the introduction], Pius XII and the Holocaust. Current State of Research (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2012), 277 pp.
  16. [Co-editor, with Matthias Weber], Holocaust/Shoah [thematic issue of] Remembrance and Solidarity Studies in 20th Century European History no. 5 (December 2016) https://outlook.office.com/owa/projection.aspx
  17. [Co-editor with Yosef Kaplan], Religious Cultures of Dutch Jewry (Leiden: Brill, 2017)
  18. Hiding, Sheltering and Borrowing Identities. Avenues of Rescue During the Holocaust (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem 2017)
  19. [Co-editor with Dina Porat] The End of 1942: A Turning Point in WWII and the Comprehension of the Final Solution? (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem 2017)
  20. Dan Michman et Haim Saadoun (eds.), Les Juifs d'Afrique du Nord Face a l’Allemagne Nazie : Nouveaux regards (Paris : Perrin, Ben Zvi Institute and Yad Vashem: 2018)
  21. [Co-editor of the English version], The Persecution and Murder of the European Jews    by National-Socialist Germany (Munich: De Gruyter/Oldenbourg, 2019), vols. 1-3, 5, 12
  22. [Editor] Emotions, Imaginations, Perceptions, Egos, Characteristics: Egodocuments in Dutch Jewish History (Amsterdam: Amphora, 2021)

 

 

Edited Books accepted for publication:

  1. Dan Michman (co-edited with Robert Rozett), "All of Israel Are Responsible for Each Other"? On Jewish Solidarity During the Shoah (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem – forthcoming, 2021)
  2. Dan Michman (ed.), The Jewish Refugee Question of the Holocaust Period Reconsidered (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem – forthcoming, 2022)

 

Books in preparation:

  1. [Editor] Post-Zionut ve-Shoa, vol. 3 [Post-Zionism and the Holocaust (C): The role of the Holocaust in the public debate on Post-Zionism in Israel, 1998-2007, A collection of clippings, Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan
  2. What Exactly is "The Holocaust"? A Critical Treatise on Terminology, Conceptualization, Uniqueness, Genocide, Historiography and Popular Discourse
  3. Headship or Leadership? Judenräte and Judenvereinigungen during the Nazi Period

 

 

d) University Teaching Books (refereed):

 

1. Bimey Shoa Ufkuda [In Days of Holocaust and Reckoning], An academic course in Jewish History during the Holocaust, (Dan Michman, Editor-in-Chief), 12 units (1540 pp.)+13 video interviews+Nazi propaganda movie+1 audio-cassette with testimonies, Open University of Israel, Tel Aviv [Hebrew]:

            Unit 1: The Holocaust: Opening Remarks, 36 pp. (1983)

            Unit 2: Jew Hatred to Antisemitism, 136 pp. (1983)

            [Unit 3: The Ascendance of Nazism, 192 pp. – written by Yechiam Weitz, under my supervision (1984)]

            Unit 4: European Jewry Before the Ascendance of Nazism, 134 pp. [temporary version], (1988)

            Unit 5: Nazi Anti-Jewish Policies 1933-1939, 130 pp. (1984)

            [Unit 6: German Jewry Under the Nazi Regime, 1933-1939, 145 pp. – written by Gideon Greif under my supervision; (1984)]

            Unit 7: The Murder of the Jews: Idea, Executioners, Stages, 135 pp. (1986)

            Unit 8: The Persecution of the Jews in Different Countries: Common Characteristics and Divergences, 75 pp. (1993)

            Unit 9: Jewish Life Under Nazi Domination: Three Patterns (In a Ghetto, in an Open Society, in a Camp), 113 pp. (1992) (joint author, with Yechiam Weitz)

            Unit 10: Jewish Leadership, 191 pp. (1988)

            Unit 11: Jewish Resistance, 141 pp. (1989) (joint author, with Yechiam Weitz)

            Unit 12: Aftermath, 109 pp. (1993) (joint author, with Yechiam Weitz)

 

2. Abridged Spanish version: El Holocausto. Un Estudio Historico, Universidad Abierta and Dor Hemshej, Tel-Aviv, Israel

            Unidad 1: Introduccion al tema del Holocausto; El Odio a los    judios; La ideologia del nazismo, 112 pp. (1986)

            Unidad 2: La politica antijudia en los primares anos del    gobierno nazi 1933-1938; El ano decisivo 1938, 126 pp. (1986)

            Unidad 3: La idea del exterminio y su consolidacion; "La solucion final", 143 pp. (1986)

            Unidad 4: El judaismo aleman; La vida judia bajo el domino nazi, 119 pp. (1989)

            Unidad 5: El liderazgo comunitario judio antes del Holocausto; La conduccion central de las comunidades judios durante el Holocausto; Otros centros de liderazgo, 175 pp. (1987)

            Unidad 6: La resistencia judia; La resistencia armada, 152 pp. (1987)

 

3. Abridged Russian version: The Catastrophe of European Jewry, Open University, Israel, in cooperation with the Joint Distribution Committee, Tel Aviv, Units 1-2 (1994), 265 pp., Units 3-4 (1995), 473 pp., Units 5-6, (1995) 342 pp.

 

4. Abridged Ukrainian version: The Catastrophe of European Jewry, Open University, Israel, International Solomon University, Kyiv, in cooperation with the Joint Distribution Committee and the Claims Conference, Kyiv, Units 1-2, 218 pp., Units 3-4, 392 pp.

 

5. Revised, interim edition: Bimey Shoa Ufkuda [In Days of Holocaust and Reckoning] - academic course in Jewish History during the Holocaust – a Reader: vols. 1-3 (Dan Michman and Hagit Cohen, eds.), 977 pp., The Open University of Israel, Raananna 2019 (internal, distributed only to students)

 

II. Articles and Chapters in Books:

(* = refereed)

 

1. "Jewish Education in the Netherlands 1616-1905", Stichting Joodse Scholengemeenschap J.B.O.,Amsterdam 1973, pp. 13-29 [Dutch]

 

2. "New Initiatives in Research on Dutch Jewry", Bitfutsot Hagola, vol. 15, no. 64 (Autumn 1973), pp. 100-104 [Hebrew]

 

*3. "David Friedrichsfeld: A Fighter for Enlightenment and Emancipation of the Jews", Mehkarim al Toledot Yahadut Holland [Studies on the History of Dutch Jewry], I (Jozeph Michman, ed.), Jerusalem  1975, pp. 151-199 [Hebrew]

 

4. "The Emergence of the Jewish National Liberation Movement", Nabij, December 1976, pp. 24-30 [Dutch]

 

*5. "The Holocaust: Continuity of Processes or an Isolated Phenomenon?",Iyunim Bitkufat Hashoa [Studies on the Holocaust Period], (Mordechai Eliav, ed.), Bar-Ilan UP, Ramat-Gan 1979, pp. 27-37 [Hebrew]

 

*6. "Jewish Education [in the Netherlands] in the Early 19th Century: From Independent Education to Governmental Supervision", Mehkarim al Toledot Yahadut Holland, II (Jozeph Michman, ed.), Jerusalem 1979, pp. 89-138 [Hebrew]

 

*7. "A Contribution to the Clarification of the Term 'Rescue During the Holocaust'", Yalkut Moreshet 28 (November 1979), pp. 55-76 [Hebrew]

 

*8. "Ze'ev Jabotinsky: The 'Evacuation Plan' and the Problem of Foreseeing the Holocaust", Kivunim 7 (May 1980), pp. 119-127 [Hebrew]

 

*9. "Changing Attitudes of the Dutch towards the Jews on the Eve of the Holocaust", Mehkarim al Toledot Yahadut Holland III (Jozeph Michman, ed.), Jerusalem 1981, pp. 247-262 [Hebrew]

 

*10. "The Zionist Movement in the Netherlands and the German-Jewish Refugee Problem, 1933-1940", Dappim Leheker Tekufat Hashoa [Studies on the Holocaust Period], II, HaifaUniversity, Tel Aviv 1981, pp. 103-120 [Hebrew]

 

*11. "The Committee for Jewish Refugees in Holland, 1933-1940", Yad Vashem Studies XIV, Jerusalem 1981, pp. 205-232

 

*12.  "The Committee for Jewish Refugees in Holland, 1933-1940", Yad Vashem – Kovetz Mehkarim XIV (1981), pp.159-178 (Hebrew version of 11)

 

*13. "On Radicalization of Nazi Anti-Jewish Policies and on 'Systematic' 'Mass Murders': An Answer to Some Observations of Isaiah Landau", Yalkut Moreshet 32 (December 1981), pp. 183-187 [Hebrew]

 

*14. "Die juedische Emigration und die niederländische Reaktion zwischen 1933 und 1940", Die Niederlande und das deutsche Exil 1933-1940 (K. Dittrich/H. Würzner, eds.), Athenaeum, Koenigstein/Ts. 1982, pp. 73-90 [German]

 

*15. "De joodse emigratie en de nederlandse reactie daarop tussen 1933 en 1940", Nederland en het Duitse Exil 1933-1940 (Kattinka Dittrich/Hans Würzner, eds.), Van Gennep, Amsterdam 1982, pp. 93-108, 274-277, 299-301 [Dutch version of 14]

 

16. "Some Reflections on the Position of Religious Jewry and the Jewish Religious Individual under Nazi Domination", Proceedings of the Eighth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division B: Jewish History, Jerusalem 1982, pp. 207-212 [Hebrew]

 

17. "On Possibilities to Preserve Jewish Religious Life under Nazi Domination", Sinai, vol. 91, nos. 5-6 (Summer 1982), pp. 254-269 [Hebrew; expanded version of no. 16]

 

*18. "'In faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me' (Psalms 119,75): On Trends of Faith during the Holocaust", Milet - Studies in Jewish History and Culture, vol. I, The Open University of Israel, Tel Aviv 1983, pp. 341-350 [Hebrew]

 

*19. "Problems of [Jewish] Religious Life in the Netherlands during the Holocaust", Dutch Jewish History I (Jozeph Michman, ed.), Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem 1984, pp. 379-399

 

*20. "Protocol of a Meeting of the Council of Dutch Chief Rabbis (May, 1941)", Pedut (Nathaniel Katzburg, ed.), Bar-Ilan UP, Ramat-Gan 1984, pp.115-130 [Hebrew]

 

21. 'The Judenrat in the Lodz Ghetto", Keshev I (December 1985), (Dan Michman, ed.), Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, BIU, Ramat-Gan, pp. 15-22 [Hebrew]

 

*22. "The Beginnings of the Liberal Jewish Congregation in the Netherlands", Yahadut Zemaneinu [Contemporary Jewry] 3 (1986), (Menachem Kaufmann, Shmuel Almog, Israel Gutman, eds.), Institute of contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, pp. 75-91 [Hebrew]

 

23. "The Public Debate Concerning the Establishment of the Jewish Liberal Congregation in the Netherlands" Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division B/vol. 2: The History of the Jewish People/Modern Times, Jerusalem 1986, pp. 44-48 [Hebrew]

 

*24. "Research on the Problems and Conditions of Religious Jewry under the Nazi Regime", The Historiography of the Holocaust Period (Israel Gutman/Gideon Greif, eds.), Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 1988, pp. 737-748

 

*25. "Research on the Problems and Conditions of Religious Jewry under the Nazi Regime", Hashoa Bahistoriographiya (Israel Gutman/Gideon Greif, eds.), Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 1987, pp. 605-613 [Hebrew version of 24]

 

*26. "Rabbinical Leadership in the Netherlands During the Holocaust", Dappim Leheker Tekufat Hashoa, VII, Haifa University, Tel Aviv 1989, pp. 81-106 [Hebrew]

 

*27. "Dutch and German Jews in the Liberal Jewish Movement [in The Netherlands]", Dutch Jewish History II (Jozeph Michman, ed.), Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem 1989, pp. 247-257

 

*28. "Zionist Youth Movements in Holland and Belgium and their Activities During the Shoah", Tnu'ot Hano'ar Hatziyoniyot Bashoa [Zionist Youth Movements during the Holocaust], (Yehoyakim Kochavi, ed.), Ghetto Fighters House and The Institute for Research on the Holocaust Period/ Haifa University, Haifa 1989, pp. 111-127 [Hebrew]

 

*29. "Migration versus 'Species Hollandia Judaica'. The Role of Migration in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Preserving Ties between Dutch and World Jewry", Studia Rosenthaliana, special issue, September 1989, pp. 54-76

 

30. "Migration versus 'Species Hollandia Judaica'. The Role of Migration in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries in Preserving Ties between Dutch and World Jewry", Gesher 120 (Sh. Shafir, ed.), The world Jewish Congress, Jerusalem 1989, pp. 40-57 [Hebrew version of 28]

 

31. "Historiography of the Holocaust in Belgium: Legends vs. Recent Research", Proceedings of the Tenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division B, vol. 1: The History of the Jewish People, The World Union of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem 1990, pp. 507-512 [Hebrew]

 

*32. "Belgium", "Association of Jews in Belgium", "Antwerp", "Brussels", "Mechelen", "Breendonk" - entries in Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (Israel Gutman, Editor-in-Chief), Macmillan, New York 1990

 

*33. "Belgium", "Association of Jews in Belgium", "Antwerp", "Brussels", "Mechelen", "Breendonk" - entries in Entziklopediya shel Hashoa, Yad Vashem and Sifriyat Poalim, Tel Aviv 1990 (Hebrew version of 32)  

 

*34. "Belgium", "Association of Jews in Belgium", "Antwerp", "Brussels", "Mechelen", "Breendonk" - entries in Enzyklopaedie der Holocaust, 1992 (German version of 32)

 

35. "La 'periode Batave' et la 'periode Francaise' dans l'histoire des juifs de Hollande (1795-1813), et son evaluation dans l'historiographie", Tsafon 5 (printemps 1991), Lille, pp. 3-49 [French]).

 

*36. "'Kristallnacht' and its meaning: Some Reflections on Haim Shamir's article in Yalkut Moreshet 50", Yalkut Moreshet 51 (November 1991), pp. 169-172 [Hebrew]

 

*37. "The High Price of Audacity" [review article of Arno Mayer, Why Did the Heavens Not Darken], Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 6/3 (1991), pp. 293-305

 

38. "The Murder of the Jews - Not Just a Reaction", Gesher 123 (Summer 1991), pp. 112-114 [abridged Hebrew version of 38]

 

39. "Mordechai Tenenbaum Tamaroff", Great Figures in Jewish History (Joseph Dan/Judith Tydor-Baumel, eds.,), Open University of Israel, Tel Aviv 1991, pp. 196-208 [Russian]

 

*40. "Jewish Leadership under Nazi Domination" [A course curriculum], The Holocaust in University Teaching (Gideon Shimoni, ed.), Pergamon Press and The International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization (Jerusalem), Oxford / NewYork / Frankfurt / Seoul / Sydney / Tokyo 1991, pp. 159-166

 

*41. "De oprichting van de 'Joodsche Raad voor Amsterdam' vanuit een vergelijkend perspectief' Oorlogsdocumentatie '40-'45 3 (N. David J. Barnouw/Dik van Galen Last/Marion de Keizer/René Kok/Peter Romijn/Erik M. Somers/C. Touwen-Bouwsma, eds.), Rijksinstituut voor Oorlogsdocumentatie en Walburg Pers, Zutphen 1992, pp. 75-100 [Dutch]

 

*42. "The Uniqueness of the 'Joods Raad' in Western European Context", Dutch Jewish History III (Jozeph Michman, ed.), Institute for Research on Dutch Jewry, Jerusalem 1993, pp. 371-380 [abridged and updated English version of 41]

 

*43. "The Holocaust in the Eyes of Historians: Conceptualization, Periodization and Explanation; an Exercise in Historiography", Zemanim 42 (Summer 1992), TelAviv University, pp. 78-91 [Hebrew]

 

44. "Are 'Yoredim' [Emigrants from Israel] Jews Like All Other Jews? On the Confusion of the Leadership of the 'Jewish Immigrant Aid Society' in Canada in the Beginning of the 1950s", Gesher 126 (Winter 1992/1993), pp. 82-89 [Hebrew]

 

*45. "She'erith Hapletah, 1944-1948: Rehabilitation and Political Struggle" [review article of a book with the same title, edited by Iisrael Gutman and Avital Saf], Holocaust and Genocide Studies 7/1 (Spring 1993), pp. 107-116

 

*46. "Jewish Religious Life under Nazi Domination: Nazi Attitudes and Jewish Problems", Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 22/2 (1993), pp. 147-166 [entirely revised and updated version of no. 16]

 

*47. "Daily Religious Life During the Holocaust", Dappim Leheker Tekufat Hashoa X, Haifa University, Haifa 1993, pp. 171-186 [Hebrew]

 

48. "Religiöses Leben im Holocaust", Bar-Ilan Universität - Zeitschrift der Repräsentanz für Deutschland, Luxemburg, Österreich und der Schweiz, Nr. 3 (Herbst 1993), pp. 13-15 [German]

 

*49. "The German Jewish Refugee Problem in the Countries Neighboring with Nazi Germany", Dappim Leheker Tekufat Hashoa XI, Haifa University, Haifa 1994, pp. 43-65 [Hebrew]

 

50. "On Jozeph Michman's scholarly activities" [joint author, with Yosef Kaplan], in: Jozeph Michman (Melkman), Michmanei Yosef. Studies on the History and Literature of the Dutch Jews, Jerusalem 1994, pp. 7-13 [Hebrew]

 

51. "Jewish Religious Life During the Holocaust", Mahanaim - A Quarterly for Studies in Jewish Thought and Culture, no. 8 (November 1994), pp.112-115 [Hebrew]

 

*52. "Les mouvements de jeunesse sionistes en Belgique durant l'occupation allemande. Etude d'un point de vue comparatif", Les Juifs de Belgique: De l'immigration au genocide, 1925-1945 (R. van Doorslaer, ed.), Bruxelles 1994, pp. 173-192 [French]

 

*53. "The Zionist Youth Movements in The Netherlands and Belgium", Zionist Youth Movements During the Holocaust (A. Cohen/Y. Cochavi, eds.), Peter Lang, New York/Washington, D.C./Baltimore/San Francisco/Bern/Frankfurt am Main/Berlin/Vienna/Paris 1995, pp. 145-171 [English revised and updated version of no. 28]

 

*54. "'The Holocaust' in the Eyes of Historians: The Problem of Conceptualization, Periodization and Explanation", Modern Judaism, 15/3 (October 1995), pp. 233-264 [English expanded, improved and annotated version of 42]

 

*55. "'Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust' and its Meaning - Some Theoretical Observations", Dappim Leheker Tekufat Hashoa XII, Haifa University, Haifa 1995, pp. 7-41 [Hebrew]

 

56. "The 'Zionism-blasters": On Post-Zionist Ideology in Israel", Memad 5 (August-September 1995), pp. 14-16, 28; [Hebrew]

 

57. "Los 'demoledoros del sionismo': En derredor de la ideologia 'post-sionista' en la actual sociedad israeli", Dialogo XX/26 (Fall 1995), pp. 33-40 (Spanish expanded and annotated version of 56) 

 

58. "Religious Zionism - A Historical Perspective", Daf Shvu'i [Weekly of the] Dept. of Basic Jewish Studies - Special issue on the occasion of the thirtieth day commemoration of the assasination of Prime Minister Rabin, December 1995, pp. 15-19 [Hebrew]

 

*59. "Arabs, Zionists, Azmi Beshara and the Holocaust: An academic study or a political pamphlet?", Zmanim 54 (Fall 1995), pp. 117-119 [Hebrew]

 

*60. "The Arabs and the Holocaust according to Azmi Beshara: Indeed a political pamphlet", Zmanim 56 (Summer 1996), pp. 113-118 [Hebrew]

 

*61. "The Impact of the Holocaust on Religious Jewry", Major Changes Within the Jewish People in the Wake of the Holocaust (Yisrael Gutman, ed.), Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 1996, pp. 659-707

 

*62. "The Impact of the Holocaust on Religious Jewry", Major Changes Within the Jewish People in the Wake of the Holocaust (Yisrael Gutman, ed.), Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 1996, pp. 613-656 [Hebrew version of 61]

 

63. "Belgium", "Degrelle, Leon", "Luxembourg", "The Netherlands", "Visser, Lodewijk Ernst", "Westerbork", "Westerweel, Joop", The Student's Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (Geoffrey Wigoder, ed.), The Jerusalem Publishing House, Jerusalem 1996, 11 pp.

 

64. "'Guard of Israel, Keep the Remnants of Israel' (The Vague Future of the Jewish People)", Gesher 132 (Winter 1995-1996), pp. 62-67 [Hebrew]; English abridged version in: "At the Crossroads: World Jewry Faces Its Future", Gesher special English issue (January 1996), pp. 28-29.

 

65. "The Yishuv and the Holocaust: New Studies, Old Polemics and Issues Beyond Them" [A review essay of four new studies], Gesher 133 (Summer 1996), pp. 87-97 [Hebrew]

 

*66. "Research on 'Zionism' facing the Holocaust: Problems, Polemics and Basic Terminology", Historiography of Zionism: Between Vision and Revision (Yechiam Weitz e.a., eds.), Merkaz Shazar, Jerusalem 1997, pp. 145-169 [Hebrew]

 

67. "Intensification of Arguments Through the Use of Holocaust Metaphors in Israeli Public Discourse: Sediments and Manipulation", Gesher 135 (Summer 1997), pp. 52-60 [Hebrew]

 

*68. "Understanding the Jewish Dimension of the Holocaust”, Studies in Contemporary Jewry XIII: The Fate of the European Jews, 1939-1945: Continuity or Contingency?, edited by Jonathan Frankel (Jerusalem and New York 1997), pp. 225-249 [68a: reprinted in:, The Holocaust: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies, edited by David Cesarani (Routledge: London, 2004), vol. IV, pp. 311-339; 68b: reprinted also in: Israeli-Serbian Academic Exchange in Holocaust Research (Belgrade 2008, pp. 95-124].

 

*69. "On the Differences Between Fascism and National-Socialism: Dutch Fascism as a Test-Case”, in my book: The Holocaust and Holocaust Research, (a new article, 1998) pp. 77-95 [Hebrew]

 

*70. "'Judenräte' und 'Judenvereinigungen' unter nationalsozialistischer Herrschaft: Aufbau und Anwendung eines verwaltungsmässigen Konzepts", Zeitschrift fuer Geschichtswissenschaft 46/4 (1998), pp. 293-304 [German]

 

71. "The Belgian Zionist Youth Movements During the Nazi Occupation”, in: Dan Michman (ed.), Belgium and the Holocaust: Jews, Belgians, Germans, Jerusalem 1998, pp. 373-395 [English version of 50]

 

72. “Research on the Holocaust in Belgium and in General: History and Context”, in: Dan Michman (ed.), Belgium and the Holocaust: Germans, Belgians, Jews, Jerusalem 1998, pp. 3-38

 

*73. “Preparing for Occupation? A Nazi Sicherheitsdienst Document of Spring 1939 on the Jews of Holland”, Studia Rosenthaliana 32/2 (1998), pp. 173-189

 

74. “Zionism is not just ‘Nationalism’”, Panim 6 (July 1998), pp. 61-67 [Hebrew]

 

*75. "Memory, Commemoration and Interpretation of the Sho’ah in Religious Jewry", La Sho'ah Tra Interpretazione E Memoria (P. Amodio, R. de Maio e G. Lissa, eds.), Napoli 1998, pp. 89-108 [abridged English version of 68, 69]

 

76. "Jewish Leadership During the Holocaust", Bishvil Hazikkaron 36 ( February 2000), pp. 4-12 [Hebrew]

 

*77. “Die Forschung über ‘Zionismus und Shoa’: Probleme, Kontroversen, Grundbegriffe”, in: Barbara Schäffer (ed.)  Historikerstreit in Israel. Die ‘neuen Historiker zwischen Wissenschaft und Oeffentlichkeit, Berlin: Campus, 2000, pp.94-128 [German version of 63]

 

78. “Araber, Zionisten, Bishara und der Holocaust”, in: R. Zimmer-Winkel (Hg), Die Araber und die Shoa. Über die Schwierigkeiten dieser Konjunktion (Redaktion: Götz Nordbruch), Trier 2000, pp. 41-46 [German abridged version of nr. 58]

 

*79. “The Place of the Holocaust of Dutch Jewry in a Wider Historical Fabric: Approaches of Non-Dutch Historians”, in: Chaya Brasz and Yosef Kaplan (eds.), Dutch Jews as Perceived by themselves and by Others, Leiden/Boston/Köln 2001, pp. 373-391

 

*80. “The Place of the Holocaust of Dutch Jewry in a Wider Historical Fabric: Approaches of Non-Dutch Historians”, in Dapim Leheker Tqufat Hashoa 16 (2001), pp. 41-56 [Hebrew version of 79]

 

*81. "Judenrat", "Jewish Religious Life", The Holocaust Encyclopedia (W. Laqueur, ed.-in-chief), Yale University Press: New Haven and London 2001, pp. 351-354, 370-377

 

*82. “Holocaust to Rebirth! Holocaust to Rebirth? The Historiography of the Causal Connection Between the Holocaust and the Birth of Israel - Between Myth and Reality”, Iyunim Bitkumat Yisrael 10 (2000), pp. 234-258 [Hebrew]; English, French, Italian and German versions are included in the translations of my book The Holocaust and Holocaust Research, 2001-2003

 

83. “History and Hysteria”, Meimad 21 (January 2001), pp. 22-25 [Hebrew]

 

*84. “The Rabbinical Seminary in Amsterdam and the Spirit of the Mizrahi: The background of Rabbi Dr. J.J. Neubauer's Moving to Holland", Bar-Ilan – The Bar-Ilan University Year Book in Jewish Studies and the Humanities 28-29 (E. Don Yehiya , Ella Balfer and M. Halamish, eds.), BIU Press, Ramat-Gan , 2001, pp. 41-58 [Hebrew]

 

*85. "The Holocaust as History", Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide (J.K. Roth and E. Maxwell, eds.), Palgrave: Houndmills, Basingstoke 2001, vol. III,  pp. 358- 366

 

*86. “’The Final Solution of the Jewish Question’, its Shaping and Implementation: The State of Research”, Bishvil Hazikkaron 42 (June-July 2001), pp. 4-21 [Hebrew]

 

87. “He is Capable of Writing, Not of Reading: A Response to Joseph Grodzinsky”, Alpayim 22 (2001), p. 133 [Hebrew]

 

88. "Jewish Identity in Interwar [Western] Europe: Between Acculturation, Democratization and Rising Antisemitism", in: The Memory of the Holocaust in the 21st Century: The Challenge for Education, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 2001, pp. 35-47

 

89. “From Persecution to Mass Murder: 1941 – A Turning Point in the Fate of the Jews”, Yad Vashem Jerusalem Quarterly Magazine 22 (Spring 2001), pp. 2-3

 

*90. "One Theme, Multiple Voices: The Role of Linguistic Cultures in Holocaust Research", in: Shmuel Almog, David Bankier, Daniel Blatman and Dalia Ofer (eds.), The Holocaust: The Unique and the Universal. Essays Presented in Honor of Yehuda Bauer, Yad Vashem and The Hebrew University: Jerusalem 2001, pp. 8-37 [Hebrew]; (French version: “Sujet singulier, voix plurielles. Langue et culture dans la recherché sur la Shoah”, in Pour une historiographie de la Shoah, pp. 435-478; German version: Die Historiographie der Shoah aus jüdischer Sicht, pp. ; English version: in: Holocaust Historiography from a Jewish Perspective; and Italian version: in: La Historiographia del Shoa)

 

*91. “’Euphoria of Victory’ as the Key: Situating Christopher Browning on the Map of Research on the Final Solution” [“’Euphoria shel Nitzachon’ kemafteah: Lemikumo shel Christopher Browning bemapat hamehqar al ‘hapitron hasofi’”], Yalkut Moreshet 72 (Kislev 5762/November 2001), pp. 9-23

 

*92. “’Our Hope Has Not Yet Been Lost’: The Return of Comprehensive Histories of the Jewish People”, Gesher 144 (Winter 2001/2002), pp. 83-89   [Review article]

 

*93. “Why Did so Many of the Antwerp Jews Perish?”, Yad Vashem Studies 30 (2002), pp. 465-481 [Review article]

 

*94. “Why Did so Many of the Antwerp Jews Perish, Yad Vashem - Kovetz Mehkarim 30 (5762), pp. 371-383 [Review article; Hebrew version of 93]

 

*95. “Conceptualization of ’The Holocaust’ by Historians of the 1990s: Old Dilemmas, New Solutions””, Yalkut Moreshet 73 (April 2002), pp. 9-27 [Hebrew]

 

96. “David Friedrichsfeld als ‘Maskiel’ en strijder voor de emancipatie”, in: E. Rabbie, M.S.R. Nihom and J.G. Frankfort (eds.), Bijdragen en Mededelingen van het Genootschap voor de Joodsche Wetenschap in Nederland gevestigd te Amsterdam XI (Amsterdam 2002), pp.409-411[Dutch]

 

*97. “Onsteltenis, verbijstering en wederopbouw. De joden na de bevrijding”, [introduction to] Fre Melkman-de Paauw, “Hoe het verder gaat weet niemand”, Amsterdam: Contact [September 2002], pp. 9-26

 

98. “Shock and Reconstruction: The Jews after the Holocaust in the light of Shulamit Michman’s letters, in: Shulamit Michman (Frederika Melkman-de Paauw), Ish Eino Yodea Ma Yeled Yom, Gvanim: Tel-Aviv, 2002, pp. 9-26 [Hebrew version of 97]

 

*99. “A History of Holocaust Historiography from a Bird’s View”, Yalkut Moreshet 74 (2002), pp. 9-33 [Hebrew]

 

100. “The Causal Connection between the Holocaust and the Birth of Israel: Myth and Reality”, in: S. Aronson (ed.), New Records – New Perspectives, Jerusalem 2002, pp. 146-150 [abridged version of 80]

 

*101. “The Final Solution of the Jewish Question: Origin and Realisation of the Idea”, in: Ilya Altman (ed.), The Holocaust and the JAFC [Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee] Case, Moscow 2003, pp. 55-73 [Russian version of 85]

 

*102. "Problematic National Identity, Outsiders and Persecution: Jews in Belgium and the Non-Jewish Population During World War II", in:  David Bankier and Israel Gutman (eds.), Nazi Europe and the Final Solution, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 2003,  pp. 455-468

 

*103. “Jewish Leadership in Extremis”, in: Dan Stone (ed.), The Historiography of the Holocaust, Palgrave: London 2004, pp. 319-340

 

*104. “The Holocaust, the Establishment of the State of Israel and Yehuda Bauer: A Response to A Response” [Hashoa, hakamat medinat yisrael vihuda bauer: teguva litguva], Iyunim Bitkumat Yisrael 13 (2003), pp. 393-395 [Hebrew]

 

*105. “Why Did Heydrich Write the Schnellbrief? A Remark on the Reason and on its Significance”, Yad Vashem Studies 32 (2004), pp. 433-447

 

*106. “Why Did Heydrich Write the Schnellbrief? A Remark on the Reason and on its Significance” [Madua’ nikhteva iggeret habazak shel Heydrich? He’ara be’inyan sibbat ketivata  umashma’uta], Yad Vashem – Kovets Mehkarim 32 (2004), pp. 353-364 [Hebrew version of 104]

 

*107. “Replik: Zur Rezension meines Buches ‘Die Historiographie der Shoah aus jüdischer Sicht. Konzeptualisierung, Terminologie, Anschauungen, Grundfragen, Dölling und Galitz, Hamburg 2002’, von Moshe Zimmermann, in: BGNS 19 (2003), S. 282 ff.”, in: Beiträge zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus 20 (2004): Die Deportation der Juden aus Deutschland. Pläne – Praxis – Reaktionen, 1938-1945, pp.265-266

 

*108. “Holocaust”, in: Philip Mattar (ed.-in-chief), Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (Second Edition) MacMillan (New York 2004)

 

*109. “La fondation de l’AJB dans une perspective internationale”, in Jean-Philippe Schreiber et Rudi Van Doorslaer (eds.), Les Curateurs du ghetto: L’Association des Juifs en Belgique sous l’occupation nazie (Editions Labor: Bruxelles, 2004), pp. 29-56, 469-474

 

*110. “De oprichting van de JVB in een internationaal perspectief”, in: Jean-Philippe Schreiber and Rudi Van Doorslaer (eds.), De curatoren van het ghetto: De Jodenvereeniging van Belgie onder de Nazi bezetting [Lannoo: Tielt, 2004],  pp. 25-45, 358-360

 

*111. “’Euphoria of Victory’ as the Key: Situating Christopher Browning on the Map of Research on the ‘Final Solution of the Jewish Question’”, in: Jeffrey M. Diefendorf (ed.), Lessons and Legacies VI: New Currents in Holocaust Research [Northwestern University Press: Evanston, Illinois, 2004], pp. 233-251 (English expanded version of nr. 89)

 

*112. “A ‘Third Partner’ of World Jewry? The Role of the Memory of the Shoah in the Search for a New Present-Day European Jewish Identity”, in Konrad Kwiet and Jürgen Matthäus (eds.), Contemporary Responses to the Holocaust , Praeger (an imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group), Westport, CT, 2004, pp. 123-135

 

*113. “L’Olocausto e la ricerca sull’Olocausto. Concettualizzazione, terminologia e temi fondamentali [Lo Judenrat]”, in: Paolo Amodio, Gianluca Giannini, Giuseppe Lissa (eds.), Auschwitz. L’eccesso del male, Alfredo Guida  Editore: Napoli, 2004, pp. 205-231

 

114. “Introduction: The Jew in the Eyes of A-Semitic and Antisemitic French Writers – by Charlotte Vardi”, in: Charlotte Vardi, The Jew in the Eyes of A-Semitic and Antisemitic French Writers, Mossad Bialik, Jerusalem 2005, pp. 7-10 [Hebrew]

 

*115. “The Holocaust and the State of Israel: A Historical View of Their Impact on and Meaning for the Understanding of the Behavior of Jewish Religious Movements”, in: Steven Katz (ed.), The Impact of the Holocaust on Jewish Theology, New York University Press, New York 2005, pp. 263-274

 

*116. “How to Integrate the Holocaust Within the Broader Context of Modern Jewish History? Approaches of Leading Historians”, The Holocaust in Jewish History, in: Dan Michman, (ed.), Yad Vashem, Jerusalem 2005, pp. 45-67 [Hebrew]

 

*117. The Jewish Councils Phenomenon: New Insights and Their Implications for the Hungarian Case”, in: Judit Molnár (ed.), The Holocaust in Hungary: A European Perspective, Budapest: Balassi Kiadó, 2005, pp. 254-264

 

*118. “A Zsidó Tanács - a magyar helyzet új szempontok tükrében”, in: Molnár Judit (ed.), A Holokauszt Magyarorszá Európai Perspektívában, Balassi Kiadó: Budapest 2005, pp. 247-257 [Hungarian version of 117]

 

119. “Re-evaluating the Emergence, Function and Form of the Jewish Councils Phenomenon”, in Ghettos 1939-1945. New Research and Perspectives on Definition, Daily Life, and Survival, Symposium Presentations, The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Washington, D.C., 2005, pp. 67-84

 

*120. "Judenrat", "Jewish Religious Life", ХолокостЭнциклопедия [Holocaust Encyclopedia] (W. Laqueur, ed.-in-chief), Yale University Press and Rosspen: Moscow 2005 [Russian version of  81]

 

*121. Täteraussagen und Geschichtswissenschaft. Der Fall Dieter Wisliceny und der Entscheidungsprozess zur ‘Endlösung’”, in: Jürgen Matthäus and Klaus-Michael Mallmann (eds.), Deutsche, Juden, Völkermord. Der Holocaust als Geschichte und Gegenwart, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft: Darmstadt, 2006, pp. 205-219

 

122. “Foreword”, in: E.H. (Dan) Kampelmacher, Fighting for Survival (Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 2006), pp. i-iii

 

123. “’Shutaf Shlishi’ Beyahadut Ha’olam? Al Ha’optsiya Ha’eropit Hamit’oreret Bashanim Ha’aharonot” [“A ‘Third Partner’ of World Jewry? On the European Option Which Emerged in Recent Years”], in Benjamin Lau (ed.), Am Levadad – Moledet Ufzura [A People that Dwells Apart], Yedi’ot Aharonot/Sifrei Hemed: Tel-Aviv 2006, pp. 60-68, 439-443 [Hebrew, updated version of 111]

 

*124. “On the Historical Interpretation of the Judenräte Issue: Between Intentionalism, Functionalism and the Integrationist Approach of the 1990s”, in: Moshe Zimmermann (ed.), On Germans and Jews under the Nazi Regime: Essays by Three Generations of Historians [in Honor of Otto Dov Kulka], Magness Press: Jerusalem, 2006, pp. 385-397

 

*125. “Les dirigeants juifs face à la mort”, Revue d’histoire de la Shoah 185 (juillet/décembre 2006): Les Conseils Juifs dans l’Europe Allemande, pp. 449-473 (French version of 103)

 

*126. “Amsterdam, 1870-1940: Rapid Growth and the Creation of an Amsterdam Dutch-Jewish Sub-culture”; “Amsterdam, 1940-1945: The Holocaust”; “Asscher, Abraham”; “Cohen, David”; “Netherlands, 1870-1940”: Rapid Growth and the Emergence of a Dutch-Jewish Sub-culture”; “Netherlands, 1940-1945: The Holocaust”, Encyclopaedia Judaica, (Macmillan Reference USA and Keter: Jerusalem, 2006, pp. I/113-115, 115-116; II/599; V/12-13; XV/100-103; 103-106

 

127. “Recent Research on the Holocaust and its Meaning for Possible German-Jewish Dialogue”, in: Ben Mollov (ed.), The Legacy of the German-Jewish Religious and Cultural Heritage: A Basis for German-Israeli Dialogue? Proceedings of an International Conference Held at Bar-Ilan University, June1, 2005, Ramat-Gan 2006, pp.79-82

 

*128. “O Okolicznościach Ustanowienia Warszawskiego Judenratu. Nowy Punkt Widzenia” [“The Context of the Establishment of the Warsaw Judenrat: Some New Insights”], in: Kwartalnik Historii Žyw/Jewish History Quarterly 2007/1 [221] (Marzec 2007), pp.33-41 (Polish)

 

            *129. “A hidden Leading Motif: The Holocaust in Jacob Katz’s Writings”, in: Israel Bartal and Shmuel Feiner (eds.), Historiography Reappraised: New Views of Jacob Katz’s Oeuvre, The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History and the Leo Baeck Institute: Jerusalem 2008, pp. 99-113 (Hebrew)

 

* 130.  “The Shaping of Israeli Historiography of the Holocaust” [review article of Orna Kenan, Between Memory and History: The Evolution of Israeli Historiography of the Holocaust, 1945-1961], Studies in Contemporary Jewry  XXII: Sephardic Jewry and Mizrahi Jews (2007),  pp. 259- 266

 

*131. “La recherche sur la Shoah: existe-t-il une ‘école israelienne”?, Revue d’histoire de la Shoah 188 (Janvier/Juin 2008), pp. 93-115

 

*132. “La Shoah dans la trame générale de l’histoire d’Israël a l’époque contemporaine: approches et dilemmes des principaux historiens”, Revue d’histoire de la Shoah 188 (Janvier/Juin 2008), pp. 117-136 (French version of nr. 116)

 

133. “Un ‘troisième partenaire’ dans le judaïsme mondial? Le nouveau courant intellectuel dans le judaïsme d’Europe de ces dernières anneés”, in Françoise S. Ouzan and Dan Michman, eds., De la mémoire de la Shoah dans le monde juif (Paris: CNRS, 2008), pp. 67-84

 

134. “Mémoire, commémoration et interpretation de la Shoah dans le monde juif religieux”, ”, in: Françoise S. Ouzan and Dan Michman, eds., De la mémoire de la Shoah dans le monde juif (Paris: CNRS, 2008), pp. 421-438

 

*135. [joint article with Sarit Shavit] “’How is a Study of Hell to be Undertaken?’ Leni Yahil – 50 Years of Research into the Holocaust”, Yad Vashem Studies 36/1 (2008), pp. 9-29

 

*136. [joint article with Sarit Shavit] “Keitsad Lahqor et hageihinom? Leni Yachil – chamishim shnot mehqar al hashoah” [“’How is a Study of Hell to be Undertaken?’ Leni Yahil – 50 Years of Research into the Holocaust”], Yad Vashem – Kovetz Mehkarim 36/1 (2008), pp. 9-25 [Hebrew]

 

*137. ”Judenräte, Ghetti, Endlösung: tre componenti correlate di una politica antiebraica o elementi separati?”,Ventunesimo Secolo 17 (ottobre 2008), pp. 109-117

 

*138. “Judenraty, getto, ostateczne rozwiązanie kwestii żTrzy niezależne czy też powiązane ze sobą komponenty polityki antyżydowskiej? Kilka ogólnych spostrzeżeń I ich odniesienie do przypadku Ł(Litzmanstadt)”, in: Aleksandry Namysło (ed.), Zagłada Żydów na Polskich Terenach Wcielonych do Rzeszy, Warsaw: IPN 2008, pp. 163-168 (Polish version of  137)

 

139. “Јеврејска димензија холокауста: Контекст савремене јеврејске историје”, ИЗРАЕЛСКО-СРПСКАПАУЧНАРАЗМЕНАУПРОУЧАВАЊУХОЛОКАУСТА (Belgrade 2008), pp. 65-93 (Serbian version of 68)

 

*140. “Is There an ‘Israeli School’ of Holocaust Research?”, in: David Bankier and Dan Michman (eds.), Holocaust Historiography in Context: Emergence, Challenges, Polemics and Achievements, Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 2008, pp. 37-65 (English version of nr. 131)

 

*141. “Introducing more ‘Cultural History’ into the Study of the Holocaust: A response to Dan Stone”, Dapim – Studies on the Shoah 23 (2009), pp. 69-75

 

*142. “Ha’im yesh ‘askola yisre’elit’ beheker hashoah? Heker hashoah veheker ha’antishemiyiut ke’or hashoah bimdinat yisrael” [Is There an ‘IsraeliSchool’ in Holocaust Research? Research on the Holocaust and Research on Antisemitism Through the Prism of the Holocaust in Israel], Zion74 (2008-2009) - special issue: Lizkor vegam Lishkoah: Mabat Yisre’eli el He’avar Hayehudi [Remembering and Forgetting: An Israeli View of the Jewish Past], pp. 220-244 (Hebrew updated and expanded version of 131 and 138)

 

143. “The Challenge of Studying the Shoah as Jewish History: Some Personal Reflections”, in: Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs (editor), Holocaust. Voices of Scholars, Center for Holocaust Studies, Jagiellonian University: Krakow, 2009, pp. 111-120

 

144. “The Jewish Ghettos under the Nazis and Their Allies: The Reasons Behind their Emergence”, in: Guy Miron and Shlomit Shulhani (eds.), The Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust (Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 2009), pp. XXI-XXXIX https://www.haaretz.com/life/books/1.5125872

 

*145. [with Sarit Shavit] “Hannah Arendt and Leni Yahil – A Friendship that Failed the Test”, and “Yahil-Arendt Correspondence, 1961-1971,” Yad Vashem Studies 37(2) (2009), pp. 19-65

 

*146. [with Sarit Shavit], “Hanna Arendt ve-Leni Yahil -  Haverut shelo amda bamivhan” and “Yahil-Arendt: Hahitkatvut, 1961-1971” [“Hannah Arendt and Leni Yahil – A Friendship that Failed the Test”, and “Yahil-Arendt Correspondence, 1961-1971”], Yad Vashem Kovetz Mehqarim 37(2) (2009), pp. 17-54

 

*147 “’Despite the Importance and Centrality of Antisemitism, It Cannot Serve as the Exclusive Explanation of Murder and Murderers. David Bankier’s (1947-2010) Path in Holocaust Research”, Yad Vashem Kovetz Mehqarim 38(1) (2010), pp. 15-39 [Hebrew]

*148. “’Despite the Importance and Centrality of Antisemitism, It Cannot Serve as the Exclusive Explanation of Murder and Murderers. David Bankier’s (1947-2010) Path in Holocaust Research”, Yad Vashem Studies 38(1) (2010), pp. 15-45

*149. [with Sarit Shavit], “Hannah Arendt und Leni Yahil. Eine Freundschaft, die nicht standhielt“, Mittelweg 36 13/3 (June-July 2010), pp. 25-42 [German version of 143, with the correspondence in its original German; article also accessible on-line through Eurozine]

 

*150. “Kontroversen über die Judenräte in der Jüdischen Welt, 1945-2005. Das Ineinandergreifen von öffentlichem Gedächtnis und Geschichtsschreibung”, in: Freia Anders, Katrin Stoll and Karsten Wilke (eds.), Der Judenrat von Białystok. Dokumente aus dem Archiv des Białystoker Ghettos 1941-1943 (Paderborn, München, Wien, Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2010), pp. 311-318

 

*151. “Das Ghetto- Phänomen während der Shoah. Ein neuer Erklärungsansatz” in: Freia Anders, Katrin Stoll and Kartsen Wilke (eds.), Der Judenrat von Białystok. Dokumente aus dem Archiv des Białystoker Ghettos 1941-1943 (Paderborn, München, Wien, Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2010), pp. 461-468

 

*152. “Jews”, in: John Roth and Peter Hayes (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies (New York and Oxford: Oxford UP, 2010), pp. 185-202

 

*153 "Judenräte, Ghettos, 'Endlösung'. Drei Komponenten einer antijüdischen Politik oder separate Faktoren?", in: Jacek Andrzej Mlynarczyk and Jochen Böhler (eds.), Der Judenmord in den eingegliederten polnischen Gebieten 1939-1945 (Osnabrück: Fibre, 2010), pp. 167-177

 

154. [In Ukrainian] The "Jewish Question" as a Touchstone: The German Invasions of Poland (1939) and the Soviet Union (1941) and Their Meaning for Germans and Locals", Historical Holocaust Studies, Dnipropetrovsk: Tkuma, 2010, pp. 7-20

 

*155. “The Ghetto Phenomenon during the Shoah: An Attempt at a New Explanation”, in: Lectures [of] The John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies 2003-2009 (Jerusalem: The International Institute for Holocaust Research/Yad Vashem, 2011), pp. 31-40

 

*156. “Explaining the Formation of Ghettos under Nazi Rule and its Bearings on Amsterdam: Segregating ‘the Jews’ or Containing the Perilous ‘Ostjuden’?”, in: Judith Frishman, David J. Wertheim, Ido de Haan and Joël Cahen (eds.), Borders and Boundaries in and around Dutch Jewish History (Amsterdam: Aksant, 2011), pp. 35-44

 

157. Dan Michman, Avner Shalev, David Silberklang, "Ścisła pamięć o Zagładzie w Muzeum Historii Holokaustu w Yad Vashem. Odpowiedź na artykuł Amosa Goldberga", in: Zagłada Żydów.Studiai Materiały vol. 7 (2011), pp.

 

*158. “Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism and the Judenräte 45 Years Later: Her View Revisited in the Light of Present-Day Historiography”, in Wieslaw Kozub-Ciembroniewicz, Hanna Kowalska-Stus, Bogdan Szlachta and Malgorzata Kiwior-Filo (eds.), Totalitaryzmy XX wieku. Idee – instytucje – interpetracje [Totalitarianisms in the Twentieth Century: Idea, Implementation, Interpretation], Cracow: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, 2011, pp. 279-284

 

159. "Introduction" [with Johannes Houwink ten Cate], in: Mirjam Bolle, Michtavim shelo Nishlechu. Amsterdam, Westerbork, Bergen-Belsen [Ik zal je beschrijven hoe een dag hier uitziet. Dagboekbrieven uit Amsterdam, Westerbork en Bergen-Belsen] (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2012), pp. 9-19 (Hebrew)

 

 

*160. "Bloodlands" and the Holocaust: Some Reflections on Terminology, Conceptualization and Their Consequences", Journal of Modern European History 10 (2012/4), pp. 440-445

 

*161. "Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews and Yad Vashem", introduction to the Hebrew edition of Raul Hilberg, The Destruction of the European Jews (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2012), pp. IX-XXX (Hebrew)

 

162. [Discussant remarks in] David Bankier, Dan Michman and Iael Nidam-Orvieto, Pius XII and the Holocaust. Current State of Research (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2012), pp. 41-42, 109-112, 170-171, 190-193, 198-200

 

*163. "Religious Zionism in Eretz-Israel vis-à-vis the Shoah: The Conceptual Dimension and the Historical Context", in Hava Eshkoli Wagman, Jewish Solidarity Tested. Religious Zionism in Eretz-Israel Confronts the Holocaust, 1939-1945. Annotated Documents and Introductions, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 2012 (Hebrew), pp. 15-24

 

*164. "Judenrat", Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur, Band 3 (Dan Diner, Hrsg.), (Stuttgart und Weimar: J.B. Metzler, 2012), pp. 236-242

 

*165. "Waren die Juden Nordafrikas im Visier der Planungen zur „Endlösung“?Die „Schoah“ und die Zahl 700.000 in Eichmanns Tabelle am 20. Januar 1942", in: Norbert Kampe und Peter Klein (eds.) Die Wannsee-Konferenz am 20. Januar 1942. Dokumente, Forschungsstand, Kontroversen (Köln/Weimar/Wien: Böhlau, 2013), pp.379-397

 

166. "Preface: On the Shoah as a Major Educational Topic", in: Erik H. Cohen, Identity and Pedagogy. Shoah Education in Israeli State Schools (Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2013), pp.17-22

 

167. “The Jewish Ghettos During the Shoah: The Reasons Behind the Emergence of the Phenomenon and Its Implementation”, in: Guy Miron and Shlomit Shulhani (eds.), The Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust [Hebrew online version] (Yad Vashem: Jerusalem, 2013), http://www.yadvashem.org/yv/he/research/ghettos_encyclopedia/michman.pdf [Hebrew version of 144]

 

*168. "Vergleichende Forschung zum Holocaust in Westeuropa – Probleme und Perspektiven", in Martin Cüppers, Jürgen Matthäus and Andrej Angrick (eds.), Naziverbrechen. Täter, Taten, Bewältigungsversuche (Darmstadt: WBG, 2013), pp. 213-226

 

169. "The Ghetto Phenomenon in the Shoah: Proposing a New Explanation" [Tofa'at hagetto bashoah – nissayon latet hesber chadash], Bishvil Hazikkaron 16 (November 2013), pp. 2-9

 

*170. "The Jewish Dimension of the Holocaust in Dire Straits? Current Challenges of Interpretation and Scope", in: Norman Goda (ed.), Jewish Histories of the Holocaust. New Transnational Approaches (New York: Berghahn, 2014), pp. 17-38

 

171. "Meh hayeta 'HaShoah'? Iyun musagi, historiyografi vehistori" ["What was 'The Holocaust'? A Treatise on Concepts, Historiography and History"], BiShvil HaZikkaron 18 (Tammuz 5774/July 2014), pp. 2-9 (Hebrew)

 

172. "Introduction" [with Johannes Houwink ten Cate], in: Mirjam Bolle, Letters Never Sent. Amsterdam, Westerbork, Bergen-Belsen (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2014), pp. 9-20 [English version of nr. 158)

 

173. "What Was 'The Holocaust'?", Legacy 7 (2014), pp. 2-9 [English version of nr. 170]

 

174. "Jüdische Ghettos unter der Herrschaft der Nationalsozialisten und ihrer Verbündenten. Die Entstehung," in Guy Miron und Shlomit Shulhani (Hrsg.), Die Yad Vashem Enzyklopädie der Ghettos während des Holocaust (Göttingen und Jerusalem: Wallstein und Yad Vashem, 2014), S. XIII-XXXIX [German version of 144 and 166]

 

*175. "'The Holocaust' – Do We Agree What We Are Talking About?" Sine Era et Studio? Special issue of Holocaust Studies – A Journal of Culture and History 20/1 (Summer/Autumn 2014), pp. 105-114; reprinted in Noah Benninga and Katrin Stoll (eds.), Personal Engagement and the Study of the Holocaust (London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2015), pp. 105-114

 

*176. "Handeln und Erfahrung: Bewältigungsstrategien im Kontext der jüdischen Geschichte", in: Frank Bajohr und Andrea Löw (Hrsg.), Der Holocaust (Frankfurt a.M.: S. Fischer Verlag, 2015), pp. 257-279

 

*177. "What is the Core of the Shoah – the 'Final Solution of the Jewish Question' or 'Total Removal of the Jews' and of Judaism?" In: Emanuel Etkes, David Asaf and Yosef Kaplan (eds.), Milestones. Essays and Studies in Jewish History in honor of Zvi (Kuti) Yekutiel (Jerusalem: Shazar Center, 2015), pp. 397-409  

 

178. "Los Guetos judios durante el Holocausto: Las raices de fenomeno", in: Guy Miron and Shlomit Shuljani (eds.), Enciclopedia de los Guetos Durante el Holocausto, Yad Vashem (Jerusalen: Yad Vashem, 2015), pp.13-40 [Spanish version of 144, 166, 173]

 

*179. "Was the Fate of North-African Jewry During World War II a Part of the Shoah?", in: Roni Stauber, Aviva Halamish and Esther Webman (eds.), Holocaust and Antisemitism: Research and Public Discourse. Essays Presented in Honor of Dina Porat (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem and Tel Aviv University, 2015), pp. 71-93 [Hebrew section] (expanded version of no. 164)

 

*180. "Spoleczenstwo holenderski i los Zydow: skomplikowama historia" ["Dutch Society and the Jewish Fate: A Puzzling Record"], in: Zagłada Żydow 11 (2016), pp. 425-434

 

181. "Misunderstanding of the Phenomenon of Antisemitism in Some Recent Influential Studies on the Holocaust", in: Charles Asher Small (ed.), The ISGAP Papers: Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective, vol. 2 (New York: ISGAP, 2016), pp. 235-244

 

*182. “A ‘holokauszt’ értelmezése,” [“How to conceptualize ‘the Holocaust”], in: Molnár Judit (ed.), A Nagapolitikál a Hétköznapokig [From High Politics to Everyday Life. Studies on the Hungarian Holocaust after 70 Years] (Budapest: Balassi Kiadó, 2016), pp. 23-35, 445

 

*183. (Co-author with Sergio DellaPergola, Paul Burstein and Adam S. Ferziger) "A Reply to Ian Lustick's Article [The Holocaust in Israeli Political Culture: Four Constructions and Their Consequences]", Contemporary Jewry 37:1 (2017), pp. 171-181

 

*184. "Economic Entjudung in Nazi Europe, 1933-1945: Its Place in the Overall Nazi Antisemitic Enterprise", in: Martina Sochin d’Elia and Fabian Frommelt, eds., Geschichte erforschen – Geschichte vermitteln. Festschrift zum 75. Geburtstag von Peter Geiger und Rupert Quaderer, (Bendren: Liechtenstein-Institut, Historischer Verein Liechtenstein, 2017), pp. 207-234.

 

*185. "Beyond ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ and ‘Altruism’: On Rescuers and Rescue Activities During the Shoah,"   in Dan Michman (ed.), Hiding, Sheltering and Borrowing Identities. Avenues of Rescue During the Holocaust (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem 2017), pp. 9-24

 

*186. “Judenrat”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 31 August 2021 http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0371 . First published online: 2017, First print edition: 20200106, https://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopedia-of-jewish-history-and-culture/judenrat-COM_0371?s.num=4#d41578314e278 (English version of 164)

 

*187. "Le sort des Juifs d'Afrique du Nord pendant la Seconde guerre mondiale fait-il partie de la Shoah ?" in Dan Michman et Haim Saadoun (eds.), Les Juifs d'Afrique du Nord et l’Allemagne Nazie (Paris: Perrin, Yad Vashem et Ben Zvi Institute, 2018), pp. 13-34 [French version of 179 and 187]

 

*188. "Were the Jews of North Africa Included in the Practical Planning for the 'Final Solution of the Jewish Question'?", in Alex J. Kay and David Stahel (eds.), Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Europe (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2018), pp. 59-78 [English version of 179 and 186]

 

*189. "Quel est le noyau de l'événement nommé « Shoah »: « la Solution finale de la question juive » ou « l'éloignement définitif des Juifs » et du judaïsme?", in: Galia Yanoshevski (ed.), Éthique de discours et responsabilité: Mélanges offerts à Roselyne Koren (Limoges: Lambert-Lucas, 2018), pp. 99-114 (French version of 177]

 

*190. “Perpetrator Testimony and Historiography: The Case of Dieter Wisliceny and the Decision-Making Process on the ‘Final Solution’,” Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism vol. 1, no. 2 (Spring 2018), pp. 15-32 [updated version of no. 121]

 

*191. "Historiography on the Holocaust in Poland: An Outsider's View of its Place within Recent General Developments in Holocaust Historiography", in: Antony Polonsky (ed.), New Directions in the History of the Jews in the Polish Lands (Newton, Massachusetts:  Academic Studies Press, 2018), pp. 376-391

 

*192. “Commonalities and Peculiarities of the Return to Life of Holocaust Survivors in Their Home Countries: The Dutch and Greek Cases in Context,” Historein 18/1 (2019): Jewish Life after the Return: Dutch and Greek Experiences after the Shoah, Part I, [Greek English-language on-line historical journal: https://ejournals.epublishing.ekt.gr/pfiles/journals/14/editor-uploads/issues/776/main776.html?1=776&2=18605#)

 

*193. "Particularist and Universalist Interpretations of the Holocaust: A Complex Relationship", Beyond Ordinary Men, Thomas Pegelow-Kaplan and Jürgen Matthäus, eds. (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2019), pp. 269-286 [volume in honor of Christopher Browning]

 

*194. "Particularist and Universalist Interpretations of the Holocaust: A Complex Relationship", Yalkut Moreshet 100 (March 2020), pp. 40-59 (Hebrew expanded and adapted version of 192)

 

195. “Jews Rescuing Jews: Between History and Memory,” Bishvil Hazikkaron New Series 35 (April 2020), pp. 2-11 (Hebrew)

 

*196. “Can the Term ‘Antisemitism’ be Used as a Characterizing or Analytical Category in Scholarly Discourse? A Reply to David Engel,” Zion 85 (2020), pp. 391-408 (Hebrew)

 

*197. "Characteristics of Holocaust Historiography since 1990 and Their Contexts: Emphases, Perceptions, Developments, Debates", in: Simone Gigliotti and Hilary Earl (eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Holocaust Studies (Wiley Blackwell, 2020), pp. 211-232

 

*198. “Comparative Research on the Holocaust in Western Europe: Its Achievements, its Limits and a Plea for a More Integrative Approach,” MORESHET. Journal for the Study of the Holocaust and Antisemitism 17 (2020), pp. 286-306

 

199. (co-author, with Peter Hayes, Omer Bartov, Deborah Dwork, Wolf Gruner, Claudia Koonz, Jonathan Petropulos and Nikolaus Wachsmann), Brief of Amici Curiae Holocaust and Nuremberg Historians in Support of Neither Party, submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States re the case of the Federal Republic of Germany et al. (petitioners) v. Alan Philipp et al. (respondents) on Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit [regarding the sale of the Welfenschatz in Germany in June 1935] (Counsel Press, 2020), 29 pp.

 

*200. “Madua kore’im lashoah ‘Hashoah’/’The Holocaust’? LeToledot haMinuhim vehaShimush Bahem,” [“Why Do We Call the Holocaust ’The Shoah’/‘The Holocaust’? On the History of the Terms and Their Usage”], Dapim leHeker Hashoah 33 (December 2020), pp. 11-35 (Hebrew)

 

*201. “Rights and Wrongs in Scholarly Understanding of the Topic of North Africa and the Holocaust” [Review article of Aomar Boum, Sarah Abrevaya Stein, eds., The Holocaust and North Africa (Stanford, CA.: Stanford University Press, 2019)], in: Bustan – The Middle East Book Review 11:2 (Winter 2020), pp. 109-144

 

*202. “The Jews as a Problem for Modern European Political Logic,” in: Armin Lange, Kerstin Mayerhofer, Dina Porat and Lawrence H. Schiffman (eds.), An End to Antisemitism! Volume 5: Confronting Antisemitism in Modern Media, the Legal and Political Worlds (DeGruyter [open access], 2021), pp. 27-43 The Jews as a Problem for Modern European Political Logic (degruyter.com)

 

*203. “Why is the Shoah Called “the Shoah” or “the Holocaust”? On the History of the Terminology for the Nazi Anti-Jewish Campaign”, Journal of Holocaust Research 35:4 (October 2021), pp. 233-256 [English slightly updated version of 200]

 

Accepted for publication:

 

*204. “Solidarity, Hope and Wrestling with God: The Perspective of the Will for Life of the Jewish People in Modern Times as a Major Theme in Yehuda Bauer’s Historiography”, Journal of Holocaust Research (forthcoming: January 2022) 10 pp.

 

*205. “Bureaucratic Gehorsamkeit, Peer Pressure, Bottom-up Initiatives: Ordinary People and the Successful Implementation of Nazi Anti-Jewish Policies,“ in Thomas Pegelow-Kaplan, Jürgen Matthäus and Peter Römer (eds), [title to be defined], Villa ten Hompel (forthcoming 2022).

 

*206. “Resituating the Place of Medicine in the Grand Picture of the Holocaust: Critical Reflections on Mainstream Holocaust Historiography,” in Miriam Offer, Paul Weindling, Herwig Czech (eds.), Medicine During the Holocaust (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, forthcoming 2022), 20 pp.

 

207. "A Holocaust zsidó dimenziója. Az interpretáció és az érvényesség kihívásai napjainkban", in: Mate Hidvegi  (ed.), Holocaust Reader (Budapest: Szent Istvan Tarsulat; forthcoming – 2022), 15 pp. [translation into Hungarian of nr. 170]

 

*208. “Revisiting Hilberg's Conceptual Model of the Development of the Destruction of the European Jews,” [volume on Raul Hilberg’s historiography], edited by Wulf Kansteiner, Olof Bortz and René Schlott (forthcoming: New York: Berghahn, 2022), 12 pp.

 

*209. “Ghettos and Other Confined Spaces of Jewish Life in Nazi-dominated Europe”, Cambridge History of the Holocaust, Mark Roseman, general editor, vol. II: Perpetrating the Holocaust: Policies, Participants, Places, eds. Mary Fulbrook and Jürgen Matthäus, 20 pp. (forthcoming: 2023)

 

 

Book Reviews:

1. “De joodse wereld in de eerste eeuw” [On Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum, Section One: The Jewish People in the First Century, edited by S. Safrai and M. Stern in cooperation with D. Flusser], Vrij Nederland, 15.1.1974

 

2. “Historica nam Nederlandse Zionistenbond onder de loep” [on L.A.M. Giebels, De zionistische beweging in Nederland 1899-1941], Nieuw Israelitisch Weekblad [NIW}, 18.4.1975

 

*3. "[On] 'L. Giebels: De zionistische beweging in Nederland 1899-1941'", Kleio [Periodical of the Dutch Association of History Teachers], 16/8 (August 1975), pp. 380-385 [Dutch]

 

4. “Gedegen werk over ontstaan van laatste Duitse jodenvervolging” [on U.D. Adam, Judenpolitik im Dritten Reich], NIW 28.11.1975

 

5. “Israelische literatuur geeft uiting aan gevoelens en sfeer” [on: L.I. Yudkin, Escape into Siege – A Survey of Israeli Literature Today], NIW, 20.8.1976

 

*6. "De 'toeschouwers' van de Endlösung: B. Wasserstein's 'Britain and the Jews of Europe 1939-1945'", Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis vol. 94 (1981), pp. 318-319 [Dutch]

 

*7. "Jewish History as Mirrored in Atlases", Yahadut Zemaneinu 3 (1986), pp. 339-340 [Hebrew]

 

*8. "Recent Publications on Sefardic and Oriental Jews in the Holocaust Period", Yalkut Moreshet 42 (December 1986), pp. 203-208; "Historical Preciseness: A Reply to Arye Barnea's Reaction on my Article 'Recent Publications on Sefardic and Oriental Jews in the Holocaust Period'", Yalkut Moreshet 45 (June 1988), pp. 197-200 [Hebrew]

 

9. "Clara Isaacman, 'Clara's Story'", Mededelingen van het Navorsings- en Studiecentrum voor de Geschiedenis van de Tweede Wereldoorlog, no. 15, Brussel 1986, pp. 37-38 [Dutch; also French version in the equivalent French publication of the Centre]

 

*10. "[On] B. Moore, 'Refugees from Nazi Germany in the Netherlands 1933-1940'", Bijdragen en Mededelingen tot de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden, 105/1 (1990), pp. 128-130

 

*11. "[On] Sh. Huberband, 'Kiddush Hashem'", Studies in Contemporary Jewry 5, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, TheHebrewUniversity, Jerusalem 1991, pp. 420-422

 

12. "The Netherlands, World War II and the Holocaust from a Bird's View [- on L. de Jong, 'The Netherlands and Nazi Germany']", Gesher 124 (Winter 1991/1992), pp. 120-121 [Hebrew]

 

*13. "De oprichting van de Staat Israel. Ritchie Ovendale, 'Britain, the US and the end of the Palestine Mandate'", Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 1991, pp. 451-452 [Dutch]

 

*14. "[On] J. Presser,'Ashes in the Wind' and G. Hirschfeld, 'Nazi Rule and Dutch Collaboration'," Studies in Contemporary Jewry 6, Jerusalem 1992, pp. 266-269

 

15. "The Beauty of Struggle" [- on Zeev Sternhell/Mario Sznajder/Maya Asheri, 'The Foundations of Fascism'], Yedi'ot Acharonot, Literary supplement, November 20, 1992 [Hebrew]

 

*16. "[On] L. de Jong, 'Het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in de Tweede Wereldoorlog', deel 14", Studia Rosenthaliana, vol. 26, no. 1/2 (1992), pp. 229-232 [Dutch]

 

17. "[On] 'De Dagboeken van Anne Frank' [The Anne Frank Diaries]", Bulletin of the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research 5 (1993), pp. 18-22

 

18. "[On] 'Confronting the Nazi Enemy 1939-1945, vol. 3'", Bulletin of the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research 5 (1993), pp. 11-12

 

*19. "[On] Naomi Blank/Haim Genizi, 'Underground for the Sake of Rescue: Bnei Akiba in Hungary during the Holocaust'", Yalkut Moreshet 56 (April 1994), pp. 191-192 [Hebrew]

 

20. "[On] 'Vijftig jaar na de inval'", Bulletin of the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research 6 (June 1994), pp. 8-9 [Hebrew]

 

21. "[On] Michael R. Marrus, 'The Holocaust in History'", Bulletin of the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research 6 (June 1994), pp. 9-11, [Hebrew]

 

22. "[On] Wolfgang Benz, 'Die Juden in Deutschland 1933-1945'", Bulletin of the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research 6 (June 1994), pp. 11-13 [Hebrew]

 

*23. "[On] Daniel Carpi, 'The Italian Authorities and the Jews of France and Tunisia during the Second World War'", Zion 60/1 (1995), pp. 111-116 [Hebrew]

 

24. "[On] Christopher R. Browning, 'The Path to Genocide'", Bulletin of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research no. 7 (1996), pp. 25-26 [Hebrew]

 

25. "[On] Moshe Carmilly-Weinberger, 'The Road to Life'", Bulletin of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research no. 7 (1996), p. 26 [Hebrew]

 

*26. "Joodse emancipatie. [On] Pierre Birnbaum en Ira Katznelson ed., 'Paths of Emancipation. Jews, states and citizenship'", Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis  110/1 (1997), pp. 92-93 [English]

 

*27. “[On] Pesach Schindler, ‘Hasidic Responses to the Holocaust’”, Jewish History 11/2 (Fall 1997), pp. 123-125

 

28. “Roots in Poland and Impact in Israel: On the Importance of the Agudath Israel Phenomenon” [on G.C. Bacon’s The Politics of Tradition], Gesher 137 (Summer 1998), pp. 111-112 [Hebrew]

 

29. “[On] Willy Lindwer, ‘Het Fatale Dilemma’, The Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research Bulletin 8 (1998), pp. 8-9 [Hebrew]

 

30. “[On] Hans Würzner and K. Kröhnke,’Deutsche Literatur im Exil in den Niederlanden, 1933-1940’”, The Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research Bulletin 8, (1998), pp. 7-8 [Hebrew]

 

31. “The Israeli Identity and the Way it was Shaped” [On: D. Ohanna and R.S. Wistrich, Myth and Memory; Robert S. Wistrich and David Ohanna, The Shaping of Israeli Identity; and N. Ben-Yehuda, The Masada Myth], Gesher 138 (Winter 1998/1999), pp. 99-102 [Hebrew]

 

*32. “[On] Bob Moore, ‘Victims and Survivors’”, Journal of Modern History 71/4 (December 1999), pp. 977-980 [Hebrew version: Finkler Institute Bulletin 8, pp. 9-13]

 

*33. [On] Otto Dov Kulka, ‘Deutsches Judentum unter dem Nationalsozialismus’”, Zion LXV (2000), pp. 121-128

 

34. "The Holocaust: Historical Research and Collective Memories Entangled Between Debates and Interpretations", Gesher 140 (Winter 1999/2000), pp. 84-91

 

35. [On six studies of the relations between Israel, American Jewry and the two Germany’s as well as Holocaust commemoration in the two Germany’s), Bulletin of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research 9 (2000), pp. 75-81

 

*36. [On] Michael Berenbaum and Abraham Peck (eds.), The Holocaust and History, in: Who Owns Judaism? Public Religion and Private Faith in America and Israel, in: Studies in Contemporary Jewry 17 (2001), pp. 229-232

 

*37. [On] Martin Dean, Collaboration in the Holocaust. Crimes of the Local Police in Belorussia and Ukraine, 1941-1944, in: Beiträge zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus, Band 18: Europäische Integration (2002), pp. 282-285

 

38. “The Holocaust – A Popular Academic Synopsis” [on Robert Wistrich’s Hitler and the Holocaust”], Gesher 148 (Winter 2003/4), pp. 97-98

 

39. [Abstract of my own book, emphasizing the main theoretical issues dealt with in the book:] Holocaust Historiography: A Jewish Perspective. Conceptualizations, Terminology, Approaches and Fundamental Issues, in History and Theory 43/2 (May 2004), p. 293.

 

*40. [On] Mendel Piekarcz, “Sifrut ha’edut al hashoa kemakor histori, veshalosh teguvot hasidiyot be’artsot hashoa”, Zion 70/2 (2005), pp. 271-276

 

*41. [On Saul. S. Friedman, A History of the Holocaust], Association for Jewish Studies, AJS Review 30 (2006), pp. 475-477.

 

*42. “Het nationale socialisme van het Nationaal-Socialisme” [on Götz Aly’s Hitlers Volksstaat], Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 120/2 (2007), pp. 272-273

 

*43. “Moderne joodse geschiedschrijving” [on Michael Brenner, Propheten des Vergangenen. Jüdische Geschichtsschreibung im 19.und 20. Jahrhundert], Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis 121/2 (2008), pp. 212-213

 

*44. [On] Sharon Kangisser Cohen, Child Survivors of the Holocaust in Israel: “Finding Their Voice”. Social Dynamics and Post-War Experiences, in: Israel Studies Forum 24/1 (2009), pp. 128-130

 

*45.  [On] Yosef Kaplan (ed.), The Dutch Intersection, in: Journal of Jewish Studies LXI/1 (Spring 2010), pp. 169-171

 

*46. [On] Erik Somers, Voorzitter van de Joodse Raad. De herinneringen van David Cohen (1941-1943) (Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2010, 223 blz. ISBN 978 90 5730 536 8), in: BMGN – The Low Countries Historical Review 126/3 (2011), pp. 142-144

 

*47. [On] Tom Lawson, Debates on the Holocaust (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2010), Reviews in History (On-line journal of the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London), review no. 1160, November 10, 2011 (8 pp.)

 

*48. [On] Bob Moore, Survivors. Jewish Self-Help and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied Western Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), The English Historical Review, vol. CXXVII, no. 527 (August 2012), pp. 1020-1022

 

*49. [On] Jonny Moser, Nisko. Die ersten Judentrasnportationen (Vienna, Steinbauer, 2011), in German Studies Review 36/3 (October 2013), pp. 721-722

 

*50. [On] Jonathan C. Friedman, The Routledge History of the Holocaust (Routledge, 2011), in Studies in Contemporary Jewry XXVII (New York: Oxford UP, 2014), pp. 309-311

 

*51.  [On] Pim Griffioen en Ron Zeller, Jodenvervolging in Nederland, Frankrijk en België, 1940-1945. Overeenkomsten, verschillen, oorzaken (Bewerking van dissertatie Universiteit van Amsterdam 2008; Amsterdam: Boom, 2011, 1045 pp., ISBN 978 90 8506 811 2); Insa Meinen, De Shoah in België (Antwerpen: De Bezige Bij Antwerpen, 2011, 331 pp., ISBN 978 90 8542 283 9); Ad van Liempt en Jan H. Kompagnie (eds.), Jodenjacht. De onthutsende rol van de Nederlandse politie in de Tweede Wereldoorlog (Amsterdam: Balans, 2011, 352 pp., ISBN 978 94 6003 368 1)., BMGN - The Low Countries Historical Review 29-1 (2014), online reviews http://www.bmgn-lchr.nl/index.php/bmgn , nr. 8

 

 

Popular articles, entries and broadcasts:

1. “Een Joodse Staat in Palestina”, NIW 16.8.1974, p. 7

2. “De Jood”, NIW 23.8.1974, p. 3

3. “Jabotinsky en de vluchtelingen”, NIW 30.8.1974, p. 5

4. “Misjna-Hebreeuws”, Habinjan – De Opbouw, 28/1 (September 1974)

5. “Sjabbat in Westerbork”, NIW 27.9.1974, p. 11

6. “De Permanente Commissie in verweer tegen de Liberale Gemeente”, NIW 18.10.1974, p. 11

7. “Straf voor bedriegen”, NIW 25.11.1974, p. 7

8. “Vermakelijke Poeremkrant”, NIW 21.2.1975, p. 5

9. “Verlossing begonnen met vestiging in Erets Jisraeel”, NIW 16.5.1975, p. 10

10. “Nederland had initiatief voor joodse kolonisatie”, NIW 1.8.1975, p. 3

11. “Leraar kreeg slaag voor loon in 1740”, NIW 8.8.1975, p. 5

12. “Reclamebrief voor stoommeelfabriek”, NIW 15.8.1975, p. 3

13. “Wesomagto Begagego had moeite met verse loelowiem”, NIW 22.8.1975, p. 2

14. “Melk ‘verslond’ in 1920 kas van Bikoer Choliem”, NIW 29.8.1975, p. 7

15. “Dienst bij 300 jaar Asjkenazische Gemeente A’dam”, NIW 10.10.1975, p. 5

16. “Nederland kende vereniging tot hulp aan maranen”, NIW 17.10.1975, p. 5

17. “Joodse kwekerij van Hadassiem in Duivendrecht”, NIW 14.11.1975, p. 5

18. “Bestrijding van criminaliteit joodse jeugd”, NIW 21.11.1975, p. 5

19. “Haboniem houdt de jaren door haar naam in ere”, NIW 23.1.1976, p. 5

20. “Joden in Palestina mogen geen meerderheid zijn”, NIW 30.1.1976, p. 5

21. “Sjabbatmenu voor vier personen à f. 1,82”, NIW 27.2.1976, p. 5

22. “Rijksdaalder boete voor Hamankloppen”, NIW 12.3.1976

23. “HaMoadon ha’Iwri beAmsterdam 1931”, NIW 30.4.1976

24. “Bei mir bist Du scheen, buy a beer Mr Scheen”, NIW 18.6.1976

25. “Ster van Israel leidde spierenjodendom”, NIW 25.6.1976

26. “Joodse diamantbewerkers in Amsterdam in de 17e en 18e eeuw, Hakehilla, september 1976, pp. 7-8

27. “Hoogleraar op de markt”, NIW 24.9.1976

28. "How to Merit the Status of Citizen"; "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité - for Jews as Well"; "Modern Antisemitism"; "Nazi Antisemitic Policies"; "The Jews in the Trap of Nazi Rule"; "Life in the Ghetto"; "The Holocaust"; "Rescue Operations During the Holocaust""; "Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust" - entries in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History: Events and Eras of the Jewish People (Sh. Shavit/I. Shamir, eds.), Massada Publishers, [Ramat-Gan] 1986

29.  "How to Merit the Status of Citizen"; "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité - for Jews as Well"; "Modern Antisemitism"; "Nazi Antisemitic Policies"; "The Jews in the Trap of Nazi Rule"; "Life in the Ghetto"; "The Holocaust"; "Rescue Operations During the Holocaust""; "Jewish Resistance in the Holocaust" - entries in: Entziklopediya Hedvat Hada'at: Korot Am Yisrael, Massada Publishers, Tel Aviv 1985 [Hebrew version of 28]

30. Entries in abridged version of 29 for the youth: Korot Am Yisrael Lakorei Hatzair, Massada Publishers, Tel Aviv 1988 (Hebrew)

31. Entries in Encyclopaedie der Joodse Geschiedenis, 1990 [Dutch version of 28]

32. “The Power of the Passover Haggadah”, in: Aryeh Frimer (Editor-in-chief), Miperot Ha’Ilan al Hamo’adim, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University 2004, pp. 275-277 (Hebrew)

33. “For Holocaust Remembrance Day”, in: Aryeh Frimer (Editor-in-chief), Miperot Ha’Ilan al Hamo’adim, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University 2004, pp. 365-367 (Hebrew)

34. “Conversion and Proselyzing Under the Nazi Regime”, in: Aryeh Frimer (Editor-in-chief), Miperot Ha’Ilan al Hamo’adim, Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University 2004, pp. 368-370 (Hebrew)

35. “On an Early Piyut for Shavuot and on a Contemporary Piyut-like Poem on Kedusha”, Daf Shevu’i, Bar-IlanUniversity, May 2006, pp. 1-4 (Hebrew)

36. “les Juifs orthodoxes” in: Georges Bensoussan, Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Edouard Husson, Joël Kotek (eds.), Dictionnaire de la Shoah, Larousse à présent, Paris 2009, pp. 307-308

37. “The Crystallization of and Decision-Making Process regarding the “Final Solution”, Lomedim beyahad, Channel 2, Israeli TV, November 2009 (and recurring screenings) (Hebrew)

38. “Where Did the Nazis Take the Term "Ghetto" From and Why?” Insights and Perspectives from Holocaust Researchers and Historians, May 2010 http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/holocaust/insights/video/ghetto_origins.asp (also on YouTube)

39. “Nazi Germany and the Final Solution” (interview, conducted by Dafna Galili), Megamati (monthly of the department of guides, Yad Vashem), issue 61 (June-July 2010): “The NaziState”, pp. 16-22 (Hebrew)

40. "Not 'just' a murder campaign", Haaretz, October 11, 2011, part II, p. 4 (Hebrew)

41. "Were North African Jews Included in the Wannsee Conference Protocol?", Ha-umma [The Nation] 186 (2012), pp.58-61 (Hebrew)

42. "Is the Holocaust Different from other Genocides?"  Jewish Holocaust Centre, Melbourne, Centre News, April 2014, pp. 18-19

43. "Getting to the 'core’ of the Holocaust / Journeys"; Podcast: Host Rogel Alpher speaks to Prof. Dan Michman, Head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem (2014)

http://tlv1.fm/arts-culture/journeys/2014/08/14/getting-to-the-core-of-the-holocaust-journeys/

http://www.haaretz.com/misc/podcasts/1.611372

  1. "Memory, Memoires and Writing History" – interview with Prof. Dan Michman, by Michael Dak, Yakinton 270 (January 2015), pp. 4-6
  2. Interview for the Süddeutsche Rundfunk, conducted in June 2015 by Herbert Kapfer, within the series "Holocaustforschung und Edition ‚Judenverfolgung’" (about my path to Holocaust research) http://die-quellen-sprechen.de/Dan_Michman.html
  3. “Pourquoi la Shoah est pire qu’un genocide,” Jforum.fr – le portail juif francophone, 21.12.2017 - http://www.jforum.fr/pourquoi-la-shoah-est-pire-quun-genocide.html
  4. "Why the Holocaust is more than “a Genocide,” Arutz Sheva – Israel National News, 21.12.2017 https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/21444 ; excerpts quoted in Mosaic, 31.12.2017 https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2017/12/why-the-holocaust-was-more-than-a-genocide/
  5. “The Connection Between the Shoah and the Establishment of the State: Myth and Reality,” in: Israel Dov Elbaum (ed.), Megilat Ha’Atzmaut – The Declaration of Independence With an Israeli Talmudic Commentary: Sources, Research, Literature and Midrash (Rishon Lezion: Miskal – Yediot Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books, 2019), pp. 232-235 [Hebrew]
  6. “The Shoah and the Jews in Arab Lands: under and vis-à-vis Nazi rule”, in: Jews in Arab Lands, Catalogue of an exhibition in the Sydney Jewish Museum (2020), pp. 42-47, 99-100
  7. (co-author with Robert Rozett) “The History of the Holocaust” [“Toledot Hashoah”], Kolchem Shama’ti [“I Heard Your Voice”] (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2020), pp. 81-88 [Hebrew]
  8. “Madua kore’im lashoah ‘Hashoah/Holocaust’?” [“Why Do We Call the Holocaust ‘Holocaust’/’Shoah’?”], Daf Parashat Hashavua - Parashat Shemini (Bar-Ilan University, April 2020), pp. 2-4 [Hebrew]
  9. “Ma yesh od lahakor al hashoah?” [What is there still to research regarding the Shoah?], Et Lada’at ve’Et Lata’at – Bit’on 50 Plus, Elkana 3 (Tevet 5781/December 2020/Hanukkah), pp. 13-14
  10.  “Holocaust Historiography: Past, Present, Future”, a discussion with Prof. Dan Stone, (Royal Holloway, University of London), Virtual Conversations with Holocaust Researchers, The Holocaust Studies Program at Western Galilee College, January 20, 2021
  11.  
  12. Interview on the Occasion of 2021 Yom Hashoah, Federação Israelita do RS, Brazil, April 11, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ-WQe8ZiNM

 

Current research projects:

  1. Jewish Headships (Judenräte and Judenvereinigungen) under Nazi Domination (2 vols, each of about 400 pp. in Hebrew); accepted for publication in Hebrew by Yad Vashem
  2. Daily Jewish Religious Life Under Nazi Domination; supported with a grant from the Conference on Material Claims against Germany (“Claims Conference”), 2002-2004
  3. The Holocaust in Belgium
  4. What exactly is "The Holocaust"? A polemic with recent trends in Genocide and Holocaust Research

 

 

מחקר

Academic profile

Prof. Michman’s research activities were in the beginning focused on the history of Dutch Jewry. He started, while studying undergraduate and graduate studies at the HebrewUniversity in Jerusalem, with several seminar papers dealing with the emancipation period (18th and 19th centuries); those papers were published as articles in the series Studies on the History of Dutch Jewry (Hebrew) in the 1970s. His Ph.D.-thesis on the Jewish Refugees from Germany in the Netherlands since the rise to power on the Nazi party in Germany through the occupation of Holland (1933-1940), for which he stayed four years in the Netherlands, made him move to 20th century Jewish history. From this point onwards two lines of research developed: the history of Dutch Jewry in the modern period (19th and 20th centuries), and the Holocaust.

 

As for the first field, most of his work has been dedicated to the Holocaust period, the decades preceding it, and to some of its results. Among other issues he studied the attitudes of Dutch society to the Jews during the 1930s and the 1940s. Most notable are the following publications: (1) Pinkas Hakehillot: Holland (in Dutch: Pinkas), a volume written jointly with his father (and with the aid of Mr. H. Beem, an expert on Dutch Yiddish and Jewish life in the countryside). In this book he wrote the entries on all the Jewish communities outside Amsterdam (consisting two-thirds of the book). This book, especially in its updated Dutch version, has been recognized as the authoritative study on Dutch Jewry; since its publication it is constantly quoted in numerous studies, and since 1995 it is also used as a textbook for cultural studies at Dutch high schools. As such, the first edition (of 2700 copies) was sold out, and was reprinted (with some updating) in 1999 (3000 copies). (2) His book Het Liberale Jodendom in Nederland 1929-1943 (Liberal Jewry in the Netherlands 1929-1943) in Dutch, and his articles on Dutch Liberal Jewry in Hebrew and English gave for the first time a description and proper analysis of the history and special character of Liberal Jewry in the Netherlands. These studies contributed both to the history of Dutch Jewry and the history of the Reform movement. (3) He published a Nazi Sicherheitsdienst report on Dutch Jewry from 1939 – 14 months before occupation - which contradicts all that has been written about the Holocaust in Holland, as if policies (including the assembling of information) concerning the Jews started only after the occupation. This is not so much a surprise for those who are closely acquainted with the history and character of the SD as such, but has never been looked for by researchers dealing with Holland; as such, it has already been welcomed in Dutch research as an important eye-opener. However, as the scope of his overall activities broadened, the part dedicated to the Netherlands has become limited.

 

Upon joining the Department of Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University in 1976, Prof. Michman was missioned with the task to teach and research the Holocaust, a then emerging academic field. With the background of his Ph.D.-thesis he first focused on emigration, refugees and rescue issues. From the beginning of the 1980s he started to develop the scientific study of the delicate issue of religious life under Nazi domination, which had hitherto been dealt with in an amateurish and apologetic manner (and while focusing on post-Holocaust faith problems). He has researched this issue ever since, both from the aspect of Nazi policies as from that of daily Jewish life in the communities, the ghettos and the camps. These studies benefited from and contributed to the emerging field of Alltagsgeschichte in the Third Reich. In 1986 he organized an international conference on this topic at Bar-IlanUniversity. Consequently, it can be stated that historical research of religious Jewry during the Nazi period has been an original contribution on my part. Through his studies he could refute and disprove several “axioms” in the field (for instance he has showed that no planned policies on religious issues ever existed, and that the Nazi policy-makers even had no real understanding of Jewish religious life, only acquaintance with some traditional antisemitic perceptions of it).

 

His task at Bar-IlanUniversity, as well as the invitation at the end of 1978 by the Open University of Israel to write a comprehensive course on the Holocaust, challenged him with the need to develop systematic approaches to major issues and a comprehensive view of the Holocaust.[1]Additionally he became interested in theoretical issues of historical thinking. The combination of the two made him develop - as from 1979 onwards - a unique approach which did not exist in Holocaust research and almost does not exist in other historical fields: the analysis of historical views, schools and debates through the angle of definitions, conceptualization and terminology. His findings were published over the years in a series of articles; those were republished in Hebrew in the volume Hashoa Vehikra: Hamsaga, Minuah ve-Sugyot Yesod (The Holocaust and Holocaust Research: Conceptualization, Terminology and Basic Issues, 1998). This book has drawn a lot of attention by scholars, high school teachers and interested lay people. The first print (1000 copies) was sold out within a year, and a second print was released in 2000. The book was translated into French (2001), German (2002), English (UK, 2003), Russian (2005), and Hungarian (2008). The example set by these studies has prompted other scholars, some of them PhD students of professor Michman, to explore the field of Holocaust historiography also in other directions. On his initiative, Yad Vashem held a most successful international conference on “Holocaust Historiography in Context” in November 2004; the proceedings of this volume, containing some 30 articles (and edited by him and Prof. David Bankier), were published by Yad Vashem in 2008.

 

The Open University course itself played a major role in academic Holocaust teaching. Being used as a textbook not only at the Open University but also at other universities and high schools in Israel, it was instrumental in intriducing many new research approaches unknown among Israeli students into the curriculum; for instance, this was the first book in Israel to integrate some “functionalist” insights into the picture of Nazi anti-Jewish policies. The translations of this course into Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian, widely served the scholarly communities in these languages; in Russian and Ukrainian this is until today the only comprehensive introductory book into Holocaust studies, and therefore widely used at both universities and Jewish educational frameworks.

 

Three main other issues were accentuated in his research: The Holocaust in Belgium, the Judenräte and the ghetto phenomenon. In the beginning of the 1980s Prof. Michman was requested by Yad Vashem to write the volume on Belgium in the Comprehensive History of the Holocaust series.  After a short period of investigation it became clear, that basic research on most essential issues was lacking, and that the task could not immediately be carried out. Consequently, he initiated a conference on this issue, which took place at Bar-IlanUniversity in 1989. It was organized in cooperation with the BrusselsCenter for Research and studies on World War II. The proceedings, carefully screened, edited and updated by him, have been published by Yad Vashem (1998). It is the only comprehensive publication on the Holocaust in Belgium outside the French language, and covers a much broader scope than the only comprehensive volume hitherto published in French (by Maxime Steinberg). As such, this is a unique contribution to Holocaust research in Belgium and in general as well. The book, which is constantly quoted in Belgian Holocaust research which matured only in the second half of the 1990s, was reprinted in 2000 and in 2007. As part of his activities as Chief Historian of Yad Vashem, Prof. Michman also edited the volume on Belgium within the Encyclopedia of the Righteous Among the Nations series, writing an extensive introduction to it; this introduction sets rescue efforts in Belgium in the broader contexts of the Holocaust in Belgium and of the Holocaust in general. 

 

When having to prepare the Open University course in the 1980s, and because of his special interest in both Holland and Belgium, he became aware of the fact that the issue of the Jewish Councils has never been dealt with in a comprehensive manner. He started to develop a new view as to the origins and patterns of emergence and application of the concept of the Judenräte. His overall view and some of his findings have been published in a series of articles in several periodicals and books (in Dutch, English, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Russian and German) since the beginning of the 1990s, and have aroused many reactions in scholarly literature. He has developed his view into a comprehensive study, which will encompass the whole period 1933-1945, and the whole territory under Nazi domination and influence (Europe and North Africa). This study will be published by Yad Vashem in Hebrew, and in German by a German publisher. As a by-product of this study, he has also proposed (2004) an explanation why Reinhard Heydrich’s Schnellbrief of September 21, 1939 – one of the most well-known documents of the Holocaust – was written, an explanation which sheds light on the inner dynamics of anti-Jewish policies at the end of the 1930s.

 

Related to his study of the Judenrat phenomenon is also his innovative study (2008 by Yad Vashem in Hebrew, 2011 by Cambridge University Press in English and 2011 by Fischer Verlag in German) of the historical reasons behind the emergence of the Nazi ghetto phenomenon, which resulted from the Yad Vashem project of a comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust (published in 2009). Counter to the common wisdom on this issue, which was dominated by organizational and bureaucratic approaches (Hilberg, Browning), Prof. Michman has shown that the pre-Nazi cultural image of the Eastern European Jewish ghetto as the source of Jewish power and as a danger for civilization, triggered a scholarly and rank-and-file reaction of fear of and disgust regarding Eastern European Jews, which culminated after the 1939 German invasion of Poland in initiatives by local German authorities to contain Jews in the major cities. Thus, not rational antisemitic planning in the power centers of Nazi Germany, but rather irrational fear deriving from pre-1939 antisemitic images, caused German administrators in Poland to try to push Jews “back” into and contain them (zusammenfassen) in their “original” centers and contain them in order to disrupt their (assumed) influence on the gentile world – until higher orders regarding the ultimate fate of the Jews would be decided upon.

 

As a result of the both rapidly developing field of research on collective memory and the public debate in Israel on Post-Zionism (which touched heavily upon the issue of the Holocaust), Prof. Michman decided as from 1994 to dedicate some of his research interests also to the related issue of the impact of the Holocaust on world Jewry and on Israeli society since 1945. He published several studies (on religious Jewry worldwide, Holocaust terminology in the public debate in Israel, contemporary European Jewish intellectuals' attitude to their role in world Jewry today as a result of the Holocaust, and Post-Zionism), as well as two major collections of clippings and sources on Post-Zionism and the Holocaust (1997, 2008), which are widely used in university teaching and in publications on the issue.

 

A most recent field of Prof. Michman's interest is the relationship between Holocaust and Genocide studies. As genocide studies developed extensively since the 1980s, the place of the Holocaust in them became a contested issue, and the modes of interpretations of the Holocaust itself were affected. In a series of lectures, papers, book reviews and articles Prof. Michman has tried to critically analyze and clarify the terminology and historiography related to this issue, and in the wake of it – to reopen the discussion what "The Holocaust" itself is and show the importance of the perspective of Jewish history for the proper understanding of this event. A book encompassing these issues is in preparation.

 


[1]The Open University course, consisting of 1400 pages + audio- and video-cassettes for studying at home, has been an immense success. The Hebrew version has entered its 21st year in the Open University curriculum, and its separate units are widely used in university teaching as well as at certain high schools in Israel. The course was also translated into Spanish and Russian, and is widely used in Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America; in the former USSR it is the handbook for Holocaust studies.