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Yad Vashem Studies, Vol. 41:2 (2013) - Introduction

Dr. David Silberklang

Volume 41:2 of Yad Vashem Studies  is dedicated to the memory of Professor Yisrael Gutman, one of the towering figures of Holocaust research, who passed away as we were completing the editing of this issue. Yisrael was one of my first teachers when I began my graduate studies, and from the first moment he was always an inspiration as well as one of my mentors. His meticulous research, deep insight, unusually vast knowledge, and eminent humanity were a model for all his students and for all scholars. One of the many aspects of the study of the event on which he had a seminal impact is his research and teaching approach that centered on the Jews in the Holocaust. He approached the study of Jews’ responses to the Holocaust with sympathy and empathy, yet at the same time critically and without mythologizing. Indeed, much of the scholarly community that researches and teaches the Holocaust are to one degree or another students of Yisrael Gutman.