Yehuda Bauer, Ph.D.
Yom HaShoah Scholar in Residence

Professor Bauer is Professor Emeritus of History and Holocaust Studies at the Avraham Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was awarded the highest civilian prize in Israel, the Israel Prize, in 1998, and has served as an advisor to International Holocaust Remembrance Association as well as a senior advisor to the Swedish Government on the International Forum on Genocide Prevention. 

Professor Bauer made an exclusive trip to Los Angeles to give the Institute’s inaugural Yom Hashoah lecture. Bauer, who is the Institute's scholar-in-residence, discussed the roots of genocide and realistic approaches to overcoming it. Professor Bauer has published numerous books and articles about the Holocaust, including Out of the Ashes: The Impact of American Jews on Post-Holocaust European Jewry and The Impact of the Holocaust. Bauer used testimonies from the Visual History Archive in researching his recent book The Death of the Shtetl.