28th Horvitz Scholar-in-Residence Series

75 Since ’45: Liberation and the Postwar Era
with Dr. Hanna Yablonka of Ben-Gurion University

Feb 9–23, 2020 

The war was over on May 8, 1945, but what lies between V-E Day and Liberation? Where does the Holocaust really end, and how and why did it become an epoch changing event? This series will dwell on “the day after” from the Jewish perspective and no less from the human perspective.

We will ask and answer questions of historical, ethical, judicial and social nature, weaving in memory, commemoration and narratives. A major focus will be on the survivors of the Holocaust and their inspiring decisions, actions and lessons in the 75 years since liberation.


About the Presenter

Hanna Yablonka

Dr. Hanna Yablonka teaches in the History Department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and was also the founder and Chair of their Israel Studies Department. Her research has focused on the cultural and social impact of the Shoah (Holocaust) on Israeli society, and she has authored and edited many articles and books on these subjects.

Dr. Yablonka is currently a member of the Yad Vashem Council, Chair of Governors of the Memorial Museum of Hungarian Speaking Jewry in Safed and Chief Historian of the Ghetto Fighters’ House, Itzhak Katznelson Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum in the Galilee.

For more information please contact Rabbi Samantha Safran at or 713.595.8163.