Holocaust Studies Program

Holocaust studies offer in-depth analysis, understanding, and exploration of the Holocaust, a dark event in human history that cost the lives of millions of innocent people.

The Holocaust studies programs offered at University of Haifa are an essential step in preserving the memory of these events while advancing Holocaust education through research and testimonies from Holocaust victims and survivors.

The program underscores the importance of using Holocaust knowledge to promote tolerance and foster empathy with past struggles.

By researching Holocaust history, scholars are better equipped to face such atrocities and can prevent them from recurring.

University of Haifa’s Holocaust studies programs provide a valuable opportunity to explore how memory can be used as a powerful source for growth and redemption in our world today.


Why Study the Holocaust?

The Program in Holocaust Studies at University of Haifa provides an invaluable opportunity to analyze and explore human history and examine one of its greatest tragedies.

The program delves into complex topics such as religious persecution, racism, discrimination, and genocide; which are sadly still all relevant in today’s world.

Studying Holocaust history can help us understand the root causes of these events while giving us the tools to combat and prevent them from occurring on such a large scale in the future. Holocaust studies also encourage critical thinking while developing empathy toward those affected by this horrific historical period.

As a donor, you can help the University of Haifa and our research team gain an illuminated understanding of this pivotal moment in human history, and ensure it never happens again.


The Main Weiss-Livnat International MA Program


Anthropology and Psychology

The Holocaust studies program at the University of Haifa is internationally renowned, offering courses in anthropology and psychology, delving into Holocaust tragedies and literature.

Our program encourages the development of informed opinions about Holocaust culture, history, and speech. With access to renowned Holocaust scholars, researchers gain a comprehensive understanding of Holocaust-related topics through self-directed research projects.

Through such efforts, researchers gain the skills required to pursue Holocaust-related careers inside and outside the academic realm.


Antisemitism and Genocide Studies

Its MA Program Courses in Antisemitism and Genocide Studies provide an interdisciplinary examination of the Holocaust and its far-reaching consequences from a global perspective.

Our research into the matter covers traditional anti-Semitism, modern developments, the emergence of hostility toward Jews, the radicalization of anti-Semitism in Germany, Holocaust education, and the Jewish response to the Holocaust.

By researching these topics, scholars gain an appreciation for Holocaust history and its power today while developing a deeper understanding of genocide against other groups.


Arts and Museum Studies

The Arts and Museum Studies course combines both theoretical and practical research methods with the necessary curatorial knowledge for Holocaust Museums and Heritage Sites.

Our lead researchers have a vested interest in the topic and share their knowledge with Holocaust Museums worldwide.


Academic Writing

The Weiss-Livnat International MA Program offers courses on academic writing, which is intended to provide guidance and best practices when it comes to effectively communicating arguments, responses, and meaningful analysis related to Holocaust studies.

Whether engaging in Holocaust research topics or simply creating academic papers in the field, the course teaches future researchers to become more acquainted with writing techniques, supporting their growth as Holocaust scholars.