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1 CURRICULUM VITAE Personal Information: Name Dr. Boaz Cohen Telephone Education Certificates and Degrees From-To Institute Area of Specialty Degree Touro College Jewish History M.A Jerusalem Bar-Ilan University Jewish History Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis: Holocaust Research in Israel : Characteristics, Trends, Developments. Supervisor: Prof. Dan Michman Date of Submission: 2004 Academic Teaching Positions: YEAR/S INSTITUTE POSITION Shaanan Academic College, Haifa. Lecturer, Jewish Studies Western Galilee Academic College Lecturer, Holocaust Studies Western Galilee Academic College Head, Holocaust Studies program Publications: 1. "Holocaust Heroics - Ghetto Fighters and Partisans in Israeli Society and Historiography", Journal of Political and Military Sociology Vol.31, No.2, Chicago pp "Holocaust Survivors and the Genesis of Holocaust Research", in Johannes- Steinert Dieter and Weber-Newth Inge (eds), Beyond Camps and Forced Labour. Current 1

2 International Research on Survivors of Nazi Persecution, Osnabrueck (Secolo Verlag), 2005 pp "The Birth Pangs of Holocaust Research in Israel", Yad Vashem Studies 33, Jerusalem pp 'And I was Only a Child: Children's Testimonies Bergen-Belsen 1945', Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History Vol. 12 summer/autumn 2006, No p "Holocaust Survivors and Early Israeli Holocaust Research and Commemoration: A Reappraisal", in Martin L. Davies and Claus-Christian W. Szejnmann (eds.), How the Holocaust Looks Now. International Perspectives London 2006, pp "The Children's Voice: Post-War Collection of Testimonies from Children Survivors of the Holocaust", Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Spring 2007, pp "The World Conference for Research of the Holocaust and Heroism of Our Time', Jerusalem 1947: The Yishuv's first Attempt at Holocaust Research and Commemoration", (Hebrew), Cathedra 125, pp "Rachel Auerbuch, Yad Vashem and Israeli Holocaust Memory", Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Vol. 20, pp "L'historiographie Israélienne de la Shoah", Revue d'histoire de la Shoah 188, Janvier/Juin 2008, pp "Setting the Agenda of Holocaust Research: Discord at Yad Vashem in the 1950s", in David Bankier and Dan Michman (eds.), Holocaust Historiography in Context: Emergance, Challenges, Polemics & Achievments, Yad Vashem & Bergham Books, Jerusalem and New York 2008, pp "Representing Children's Holocaust: Children's Survivor testimonies published in Fun Lezten Hurban, Munich " in Avinoam J. Patt and Michael Berkowitz (eds.), We are here: New Approaches to Jewish Displaced persons in Post war Germany, Wayne University Press, 2010 pp "Dr. Jacob Robinson, the Institute of Jewish Affairs and the Elusive Jewish voice in Nuremberg," David Bankier and Dan Michman (eds.), Holocaust and Justice: representation & Historiography of the Holocaust in Post-War Trials, Yad Vashem and Berghahn Books Jerusalem 2010, pp Accepted for Publication 13. "Israel in the Aftermath of the Holocaust", Holocaust Handbook, Oxford University Press 14. "The Jewish DP Experience", Routledge History of the Holocaust 2

3 Book: Research out of the Ashes: The Birth and Development of Israeli Holocaust Research (Hebrew and English Versions) Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Routledege UK. Under Review With Dr Rita Horvath, "Young Witnesses in the DP camps: Children's Holocaust testimony in context" The Army in Israeli religious Society Research Activities and Interests Early Jewish and Israeli responses to the Holocaust. The imprint of survivors on Israeli Holocaust research and commemoration. The human face of Holocaust research and commemoration. Early Holocaust historiography and commemorative projects. The collection of testimonies from survivor children in the immediate post-war years. Issues in Jewish ethics and society Organization of conferences: "Is Their Voice heard: Child Survivors voice in testimoniy, research and literature", 24 March 2009 "The Future of Holocaust Testimonies", January Papers Presented: "What will be the Agenda of Holocaust research? The Discussions and Nondiscussions in Yad Vashem in the 1950s", in Yad Vashem International Scholars Conference, 21 st -24 th November "The loneliness of Mapai's Holocaust Survivors in the 1950s", in "Mapai in Retrospect", Tel-Aviv University 3-4 th April "Holocaust Survivors and Israeli Holocaust Memory: a Reappraisal", in "Sixty Years on: How the Holocaust looks now" conference, Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust Studies, University of Leicester, April "And I was Only a Child: Children's Testimonies Bergen-Belsen 1945", in "The commemorative seminar to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the liberation of 3

4 Bergen-Belsen concentration Camp", Imperial War Museum and Royal Hollowey College London. 15 th April "From Trauma to History: The Historical Commissions Established by Survivors in Post War Europe", in "The Day After: 60 years from the end of the War", The Ghetto Fighters House and Haifa University 8 th May " Children's Testimonies ", in "Survival, Displacement, Struggle: Jewish DPs in the Wake of the Holocaust", Research Workshop, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Washington DC 17 th - 29 th July "Meir (Marek) Dworezcki The Man Who did not Allow to Forget: On the Role of Holocaust survivors in Constructing Israel's Holocaust Memory", in "The 14th international Conference on Jewish Studies, Jerusalem 1st-4 th August " Organizations of Holocaust Survivors and their influence on Israeli Holocaust Memory", The 9 th Annual Spring Conference of The Israeli Center for Third Sector Research, march 2006, Israel "Children as the Ultimate witnesses: Collecting Testimonies from Children Survivors ". In 'Beyond Numbers, Beyond names: The experience of Holocaust Victims', Conference, Youngstown State University, Ohio, April 2006 The Children will tell it as it was : Children s Testimonies in Early Holocaust Research". In "Past and present perspectives in Jewish Studies" Conference, European Association for Jewish Studies, Moscow, July "Jacob Robinson and the attempts to Assert the Jewish Voice in Nuremberg". In "Holocaust and Justice" International Conference, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem December ' Listening To Survivor Children : Learning about Post-Holocaust Society from Early Children s Testimonies'. In "Holocaust survivors in their countries of Resettlements: Space, Memories and Identities" International Workshop, Jerusalem January "Observers or Partners? The world Jewish Congress and Nuremberg Trials", In the "37th annual scholars conference on the Holocaust and the churches", Cleveland March "Children in the Archive: Archival Collections of Children s Post-War Testimonies and their Return to History". In "Refugee Archives: Theory and Practice" International conference, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK April "Memory Teachers: Teacher Holocaust Survivors collecting testimonies from Child Survivors ". In Education in times of strife, Israeli Society for the History of Education, Haifa University. 4

5 "Israeli Holocaust Research", in Aspects of the Holocaust: History, Experiences and Implications Yad Vashem December 2007, "The Strange Case of Guide Dogs in the Synagogue" in The 'Other' in Jewish Society, Orot College Elkana May 2008 "Construction of the 'warrior character' in the Hesder Yeshiva", in Nationalism and Education, Israeli Society for the History of Education, Tel Hai College June "The emergence and Disappearance of Early Holocaust Research", Lessons and Legacies X, Northwestern University, Chicago October 2008 "The Kovno Partisans and their quest for a place in Israeli Holocaust Memory" Conference on the contribution of Holocaust Survivors to Israeli Society, Yad Vashem Jerusalem December 2008 "Representing Children's Holocaust: Children's Survivor testimonies published in Fun Lezten Hurban, Munich ", Beyond Camps and Forced Labor III Imperial War Museum and University of Wolverhampton, London January 2009 "Rachel Auerbuch and the Early Collection of Holocaust Testimonies", The 15 th international Conference on Jewish Studies, Jerusalem August "Children Don't Lie!" Children's Testimonies as Historical Sources, The 41st Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Los Angeles December 2009 "Holocaust Testimonies The first debates", "The Future of Holocaust Testimonies" Conference Western Galilee College, Israel January 2010 "Acting and Filming Children s Testimonies in the 1940s: Undzere Kinder (Our Children) in Historical Context", The Aftermath of the Holocaust: Poland conference, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem October 2010 Current Professional / Academic Association Membership/s: International Association of Jewish Studies American Association of Jewish Studies Israeli Historical Society Israeli Association for the History of Education 5

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