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Holocaust Remembrance Day: How & Why Israel's Commemoration of the Holocaust Has Changed Over Time | Prof. Avinoam Patt

"Israel in Depth" Podcast Ep. 29

In this episode, posted on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Professor Dov Waxman and Professor Avinoam Patt from NYU discuss the relationship between Israel and the Holocaust, the ways that Israel's commemoration of the Holocaust has changed, as well as when and how Yom HaShoah was established. Recorded on May 3, 2024.


About the Guest Speaker

Professor Avinoam Patt is the inaugural director of NYU’s Center for the Study of Antisemitism and the Maurice Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies at New York University. Professor Patt previously held the Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut, where he served as Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. From 2007–2019 he was the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Hartford, where he served as director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization.

Professor Patt is the author of multiple books on Jewish responses to the Holocaust, including Finding Home and Homeland: Jewish Youth and Zionism in the Aftermath of the Holocaust (2009) and his newest book, Israel and the Holocaust (2024)—which can be purchased here—was published by Bloomsbury Press as part of its Perspectives on the Holocaust series. He holds a Joint Ph.D. in Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Modern European History from New York University.



DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions of our guest speakers and the content of their presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Hosting speakers does not constitute an endorsement of the speaker's views or opinions.


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