The University of Haifa was honored to host the conference; Torch Bearers: Emerging Scholars in the Feild of Holocaust Studies on May 7-8, 2018. The conference brought together a collection of international Ph.D. fellows and MA graduate students from around the world, currently pursuing Holocaust research in an Israeli academic institution.
The two-day conference was moderated by leading Israeli Holocaust scholars, including; Dr. Dan Michman from Bar-Ilan University and Yad Vashem, Dr. Chavi Dreyfus from Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem, Dr. David Silberklang from Weiss-Livnat MA Program at the University of Haifa and Yad Vashem, Dr. Kobi Kabalek from the Weiss-Livnat MA Program at the University of Haifa, Dr. Dinah Port from Tel Aviv University and Yad Vashem, Dr. Roni Stauber from Tel Aviv University, and Dr. Chana Yoblonka from Ben Gurion University and The Ghetto Fighters House.
The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program was proud to see five of it’s former and current students presenting their research topics at the conference. Specialties of interests were broad and diverse, ranging from; rabbinical responsa to women’s issues in the ghettos, case studies of pre-war Lithuanian towns, Holocaust memory amongst Romanian child survivors, and analyses of perpetrator photography.
The successful two-day conference connected emerging researchers with leading academic scholars, exemplified the varied topics currently trending in Holocaust studies, and provided students with opportunities for personal and professional networking.
Interested in applying for our MA in Holocaust Studies Program? You can find the application and more information at our website.