Marion Kaplan, Ph.D.
Sara and Asa Shapiro Scholar in Residence
2018-2019

Marion Kaplan is the Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at New York University. She is a three-time winner of the National Jewish Book Award for her research on German Jewish life in The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women, Family and Identity in Imperial Germany (1991); Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany (1998); and Gender and Jewish History, co-edited with Deborah Dash Moore (2011). Professor Kaplan has won numerous awards and accolades, including the 1998 Fraenkel Prize, the 1991 AHA Central European History Book Prize, the 2012 NYU Golden Dozen Teaching Award, the 2014 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence fellowship at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award in Holocaust Studies from the Holocaust Educational Foundation. During her lecture, entitled “Did Gender Matter During the Holocaust?,” at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research Professor Kaplan traced the last three decades of scholarly research about Jewish women during the Holocaust.