In 1993, Yad Vashem established the International Institute for Holocaust Research as an autonomous academic research unit. Since its inception the goal of the Institute has been to encourage and support worldwide scholarly research on the Holocaust and Holocaust related topics. The Institute is active in the development and coordination of international research; the planning and undertaking of scholarly projects; the organization of international symposia and conferences; the fostering of cooperative projects among research institutions; the support of young and senior scholars who research the Holocaust; and the publishing of analytical studies, conference proceedings, documents and monographs on the Holocaust, and creating an international network of researchers.
All research conducted by the International Institute for Holocaust Research is under the supervision of, Professor Dan Michman, the head of the Institute and incumbent of the John Najmann Chair of Holocaust Studies, the Institute’s director, Dr. Iael Nidam-Orvieto, and Professor Dina Porat, chief historian of Yad Vashem.
Former Heads of the International Institute for Holocaust Research:
- Professor Israel Gutman (z”l) (1993-1996)
- Professor Yehuda Bauer (1996-2000), currently serving as an academic advisor
- Professor David Bankier, (z”l) (2000-2010)
Former Chief Historians of Yad Vashem:
The International Institute for Holocaust Research
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