Dr. David Silberklang: Historical Implications of the Holocaust
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What were three Jewish political movements that were active in pre-World War II Eastern Europe?
Dr. David Silberklang is Senior Historian at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, and Editor of the scholarly journal Yad Vashem Studies. He teaches Jewish History at the University of Haifa’s Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies and at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was also part of Israel’s delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance for twelve years, as a member and Chair of the Academic Working Group, a member of the Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial, and numerous other steering committees and planning teams. Among his past functions at Yad Vashem, Dr. Silberklang was Editor-in-Chief of Publications, Series Editor of The Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs Project, and Chief Historian of the Museum Development Project. In the last capacity, he wrote the extensive conceptual historical outline that served as the basis for the content of the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem.
Dr. Silberklang was in Madrid recently, where he spoke at the Jewish Community Center, ICADE University and Centro Sefarad-Israel about the Historical Implications of the Holocaust.