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The Diana Zborowski Center for the Study of the Aftermath of the Holocaust

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Situated in Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research, the Center seeks to initiate, coordinate and support research relating to the consequences and implications of the Shoah.   The impetus and endowment for the Center came from Mr. Eli Zborowski, Chairman of the American Society for Yad Vashem.

The Center’s Research Agenda will focus on:

  • The fate of She’erith Hapleitah in post-war Europe, the trials and travails of returning home; life in the Displaced Persons camps, the exodus from Europe, grappling with the past while starting life anew in their chosen lands of settlement.
  • Political responses to the consequences of the Shoah in the State of Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.
  • Acts of revenge and retribution, the trials of Nazi war criminals and their accomplices, bringing Jewish collaborators, so-called, to justice.
  • The struggle to repossess Jewish property, private and public, restitution and reparations from Germany, the great Jewish debate.

Memorialization – historical committees, collecting and publishing survivor testimonies, monuments in memoria, building institutions to commemorate, study and teach the Shoah, community efforts to publish Yizkor books.

The multi-disciplined academic study of the Shoah in all its dimensions, philosophical and theological reflection, its artistic representation in literature, art, theatre and film.

Projects

The following projects have been completed and their publications are forthcoming: 

  • Europe in the Eyes of the Shoah Survivors
  • Studies in Shoah Commemoration
  • Early and Later Survivor Testimonies as a Key to Changing Perspectives on the Shoah

[New projects are currently being considered]

Staff

Dr. Zeev Mankowitz
Director

Nechama Gal
Administrative Assistant

Steering Committee:
Prof. Dan Michman
Prof. Dina Porat
Dr. Bella Gutterman
Mr. Avner Shalev
Mr. Eli Zborowski
Dr. Lilian C. Zborowski
Mr. Murray Zborowski

Academic Committee:
Prof. Judith Baumel-Schwartz
Prof. Israel Gutman
Prof. Dan Michman
Prof. Dalia Ofer
Prof. Dina Porat
Prof. Hanna Yablonka

For research proposals, comments or further information please contact us at:

The Diana Zborowski Center for the Study of the Aftermath of the Holocaust,
Yad Vashem,
P.O.B. 3477,
Jerusalem 9103401,
Israel.

E-Mail address: zborowski.center@yadvashem.org.il