Name of Speaker:
Professor Dan Michman
October 26, 2017
Appalachian State University
“Holocaust Research Since 1990: Contemporary Contexts and Their Impact on the Comprehension of the Event”
The Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies has brought many distinguished scholars and historians to the ASU campus in recent years, but few -- if any -- have been as eminent as Professor Dan Michman of Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, in Israel. Professor Michman is the head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research and incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. He is also a Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry and the chair of the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research and incumbent of the Abe and Edita Spiegel Family Chair of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel. Professor Michman has been at the forefront of Holocaust research in Israel, North America, and Europe for decades. He holds a Ph.D. from Hebrew University and started his career as a lecturer in Jewish History and Biblical Hebrew at the Dutch-Jewish [Ashkenazi Orthodox] Rabbinical Seminary in Amsterdam in the early 1970s. Born to Holocaust survivors in Holland in 1947, Michman and his family came to Israel in 1957, when his father, Joseph Melkman/Michman was appointed to head Yad Vashem as its general director.