Our Team


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Dr. Michal Aharony received her Ph.D. in political science from the New School for Social Research in 2010. In 2010-2013 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Open University, Israel; at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem; and in the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her main research fields are modern political thought and Holocaust studies. She is the author of the book, Hannah Arendt and the Limits of Total Domination: The Holocaust, Plurality and Resistance (Routledge, 2015). Her recent articles include: “Fredy Hirsch: Changing Perspectives of his Memory,” Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Volume 35, Issue 1 (Spring 2021): 1-24; “Nihilism and Antisemitism: The Reception of Céline’s Journey to the End of the Night in Israel,” Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice, Vol. 19, no. 1, 2015; “Über das Lager – die Vernichtung des Menschen als Menschen in der totalen Herrschaft,” in: Julia Schulze Wessel, Christian Volk, und Samuel Salzborn (Hrsg.), Ambivalenzen der Ordnung – Der Staat im Denken Hannah Arendts, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2013; and “Hannah Arendt and the Idea of Total Domination,” Holocaust and Genocide Studies (2010).

DSC00543-225x300Prof. Stefan Ihrig is a professor of history at the University of Haifa. He works on various aspects of European and Middle Eastern history with an interest in the media as well as political and social discourses. Prof. Ihrig received his Ph.D. in History fro the University of Cambridge. Formerly, Prof. Ihrig was a Polonsky Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, a lecturer at the University of Regensburg and the Free University Berlin, as well as researcher and project assistant at the Georg Eckert Institute, Braunschweig. His most recent book is Justifying Genocide – Germany and the Armenians from Bismarck to Hitler (Harvard University Press, 2016). His previous book, Ataturk in the Nazi Imagination (Belknap Press/Harvard University Press, 2014), received an official commendation in the 2013 Fraenkel Prize Competition of the Wiener Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide.

downloadProf. Gavriel D. Rosenfeld is Professor of History and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Judaic Studies at Fairfield University. He received his B.A. in History and Judaic Studies from Brown University in 1989 and his Ph.D. in History from UCLA in 1996.  His area of specialization is the history and memory of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. He contributes frequently to the Forward, edits the blog, The Counterfactual History Review, and is an editor of the journal, Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust.

He is the author of numerous books, including the forthcoming study, The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism from World War II to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2019), as well as: Hi Hitler! How the Nazi Past is Being Normalized in Contemporary Culture (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015), Building after Auschwitz: Jewish Architecture and the Memory of the Holocaust (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011), The World Hitler Never Made: Alternate History and the Memory of Nazism (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005), and Munich and Memory: Architecture, Monuments and the Legacy of the Third Reich (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000).  He is the editor of What Ifs of Jewish History: From Abraham to Zionism (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2016) and the co-editor of Beyond Berlin: Twelve German Cities Confront the Nazi Past (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008).  

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Yoav Yaron is a graduate of the Weiss-Livnat International MA Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa. He is the Digital Communications  Coordinator for the Weiss-Livnat Center and for The Journal of Holocaust Research, and he also works as a researcher and content writer on the Holocaust and WW2 for Israel’s Center of Education Technology.