Middle East Studies

Amos Goldberg

Amos Goldberg holds the Jonah M. Machover Chair in Holocaust Studies in the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also a fellow at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. Amos is a cultural historian whose work is interdisciplinary in nature, part of which focuses on the history, memory, and historiography of the Jews in the Holocaust. His publications include "Trauma in First Person: Diary Writing during the Holocaust," which was published first in Hebrew (Yad Vashem, 2012) and then in english (Indiana University Press, 2017), which won the Israeli Egit Prize for Holocaust research and literature. He is also co-editor of "Marking Evil: Holocaust Memory in the Global Age" (Berghan and Van Leer Institute, 2015), and "The Holocaust and the Nakba: A New Grammar of Trauma and History" (Columbia University Press, 2018). His forthcoming book, Five Critical Readings in Holocaust Memory will be published in a year (by Resling in Hebrew). Dr. Goldberg has established “The Hebrew University Research Forum of Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence” and served as co-editor of "Dapim: Studies on the Holocaust," and currently serves on the editorial board of Theory and Criticism. He has been very active in fighting the weaponization of the "anti-antisemitism" struggle and was among the drafters of the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism (JDA).