Yehuda Bauer

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Yehuda Bauer

"Born in Prague in 1926, Dr. Bauer is an historian and scholar of the Holocaust. He attended Cardiff University in Wales, interrupting his studies to fight in the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, after which he completed his degree. He received his doctorate in 1960 and the following year began teaching at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University. He served on the central committee of Mapam, then the junior partner party of Israel's ruling Mapai (Israel Labour Party), and was a visiting professor at Brandeis University, Yale University, Richard Stockton College, and Clark University. He was the founding editor of the Journal for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and served on the editorial board of the Encyclopaedia of the Holocaust.

"In recent years, Dr. Bauer has received recognition for his work in the field of Holocaust studies and the prevention of genocide. In 1998, he was the recipient of the Israel Prize, the highest civilian award in Israel. In 2001, he was elected a Member of the Israeli Academy of Science. Currently, he serves as Professor of Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem and Hebrew University, academic adviser to the International Task Force for Holocaust Education, Remembrance, and Research, and senior adviser to the Swedish Government on the International Forum on Genocide Prevention." [1]

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  1. Yehuda Bauer, The Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, accessed December 17, 2007.
  2. Directors and Advisors, Genocide Watch, accessed April 15, 2008.
  3. Who we are, Aegis Trust, accessed May 31, 2010.