The Jews of Italy During the Holocaust

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Rabbi Yossi Weiser: Musmach of the Mirrer Yeshivah and a respected Mechanech. He is currently an educator at Ramaz Upper School. Rabbi Weiser is a dedicated teacher who has taught in the Soviet Union. He has also taken many student and adult groups to Eastern Europe.

Natalia Aleksiun is Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Touro College New York. She published Where to? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944-1950 and co-edited two volumes of Polin examining Holocaust memory and Jewish historiography. She has recently published a critical edition of The Destruction of Żółkiew Jews by Gershon Taffet. Her book Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust is forthcoming this year. She is preparing a volume of Polin devoted to Jewish childhoods, children and child rearing in Eastern Europe. She is currently a Gerda Henkel Fellow at Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena, completing a book on Jewish medical students in East Central Europe.

 

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