Name: Amos Goldberg
Date of birth: May 13, 1966
Marital status: Divorced, four children.
Address: 5 Rivka St., 93461 Jerusalem
The Institute of Contemporary Jewry, the Hebrew University of
Dissertation title: “The Helpless ’I’ —Diary Writing During
The dissertation was written under the supervision of Prof.
Sidra Ezrahi Prof. and Shlomith Rimmon Kenan; was approved (summa cum laude)
School of Theory and Criticism, Cornell University.
2004: One year
post doctoral research stay at Cornell University under the academic
sponsorship of Prof. Dominick LaCapra
at the Freudian Field Institute, Clinical Section of Tel Aviv – Jerusalem,
Under the Auspices of the Department of Psychoanalysis, University of Paris
studies at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry, the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem. My doctoral thesis on the subject: “The Helpless ’I’ —Diary
Writing During the Holocaust,” supervised by Prof. Shlomit
Rimmon-Kenan and Prof. Sidra Ezrahi, was approved in August 2004.
2001: One year
German language courses at Goethe Institute Jerusalem.
month German language course at Heidelberg University
degree (direct course to Ph.D.) at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry, the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Two-time recipient of the Dean and Rector
prizes for excellence.
1991-1993: B.A. in
Hebrew Literature and Jewish History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1984, 1989-1991: Studies at
Yeshivot and Religious Institutions (Yeshivat Har-Etzion and Beit Morasha).
English, German, Yiddish.
a seminar at department of Hebrew Literature, Ben Gurion University of the
2002 -2006: teaching at
the Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2000–2005: writer of
educational programs at Yad Vashem—currently coordinating a group of rabbis
and researchers writing a series about the history of Orthodox Jewry in the
of Program and Curriculum Development Department, International School for
Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem. (I left this position to better proceed with
1997–1999: editor and
project director of “Eclipse of Humanity”—a comprehensive double CD set on
the history of the Holocaust, produced by Yad Vashem
1995–1997: researcher and writer of
educational programs, Yad Vashem
teacher, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University
1994: student counselor, Yad
1993-1995: teacher of literature at
Himmelfarb Boys’ High School in Jerusalem
2002-2003, 2004-2005: Holocaust in First Person
(M.A. seminar, Department of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University)
2003-2004: The Jewish Ultra-Orthodoxy and the
Shoa (M.A. seminar, Department of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University)
Spring 2005: Historiographical and Cultural
approaches to the Holocaust
in Israel and in Europe 1945-1961: a comparative view
(B.A. course together with Dr. Manuela Consonni Department of Contemporary
Jewry, Hebrew University)
2005-2006: Holocaust in First Person (B.A.
seminar, Department of Hebrew Literature, Be’er Sheva University)
2006 – Jewish Identities after the Holocaust
(M.A. seminar, Department of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University)
Scholarships and Awards:
1995: Dean and Rector awards for outstanding
MA students, Hebrew University
1996: Dean and Rector awards for outstanding
MA students, Hebrew University
1997: Yad Vashem prize for MA students
1997–2000: annual scholarship from the
Institute of Contemporary Jewry, the Hebrew University
1998: Vodoz Prize, Institute of Contemporary Jewry
1998: David and Miriam Mondry Fund Scholarship
1999: scholarship to attend
a summer German-language course at Heidelberg University
1999-2000: Eda Pell Research Endowment Fund in Holocaust
2000: Yad Vashem prize for doctoral students
2001: The Pridan award in Jewish Studies
2001: The Mark Uveeler
Special Doctoral Scholarship of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Studies
2001: The Van Leer
Institute Doctoral Scholarship
2001: The Shlomo Glass and
Phany Balaban-Glass Endowment for doctoral students
2002: The Gertner
Scholarship for 2002/2003 (allowing me to dedicate myself to research only)
2002: doctoral scholarship
of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Studies
2002: DAAD scholarship for
a research stay at the Dubnow Institute at Leipzig University.
2003-2004: The Pearl Resnick
Post Doctoral Fellowship for Scholars, Center for Advanced Holocaust
Studies, Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington (not realized).
Research Fellowship from the Hebrew University Research Fund for a one year
stay at Cornell University under the supervision of Prof. Dominick LaCapra
2004-2005: A Lady Davis
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Hebrew University
2004-2005: Simon Segal
Memorial Prize in Jewish Studies
2005-2006: The Kreitman
post-doc Fellowship at Ben-Gurion University
Diary Writing During The
Holocaust (temporary name), will be
published in Hebrew 2007 by Resling (There is an agreement in writing; a
contract will be signed very soon)
Editor and Co-author (together
with Havi Ben-Sasson and Hadas Goldman under the supervision of Prof. Dan
Michman) of the four volumes series Years Wherein
We Have Seen Evil: Selected Aspects in the History of Religious Jewry During
Vol. 1: Chapters in the History of German
Orthodoxy under Nazi Rule (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2003). (Hebrew and in
Vol. 2: The Ghetto Period (Jerusalem:
Yad Vashem, 2003). (Hebrew and in English)
Vol. 3: Rescue Efforts (Forthcoming by
Yad Vashem, 2006 - Hebrew and in English)
Vol. 4: The Final Solution (work in
Editor and the writer of a
preface to the Hebrew translation of Dominick LaCapra’s Writing History
Writing Trauma. Will be published by Resling and Yad Vashem in 2006
(Work in progress)
“The Holocaust in the
Ultra-Orthodox Press—Between Memory and Rejection,” Yahadut
Zemanenu—Contemporary Jewry, 11-12, 1998 pp. 155-206. (Heb.)
“The Piaseczner Rebbe—Hero and
Anti-Hero,” Bishvil Hazikaron 20, 1997 pp. 18-23. (Heb).
“Holocaust Diaries—Narrative of
the Oppressed,” Legacy, Fall 1996, pp. 4-11.
“If This Is the Nature of Human
Nature?—Re-reading Holocaust Diaries”, Yad Vashem Studies 33, 2005
(Hebrew and English).
“Holocaust Diaries as Life
Stories” Yad Vashem series: Search and
“Writing during the Holocaust:
Documenting History or "Documenting" Trauma?
Reading in the Diary of Fella Szeps”, Dapim: Studies on the Shoa,
Vol. 19 Fall 2005, (Hebrew)
"One from Four: On What
Jaeckel, Hilberg and Goldhagen Have in Common and What is Unique about
Christopher Browning", Yalkut Moreshte April, 2005,
(Hebrew, forthcoming also in English, winter 2006)
Co-editor together with Dr.
Manuela Consonni and Prof. Jack Kugelmass of a special issue of Holocaust
and Genocide Studies on the topic of Holocaust Diaries and Early
Memoirs. (Work in progress, will be submitted January 2006)
Remembrance: The case of Chaim Kaplan’s Diary’ - submitted to the special
issue of Holocaust and Genocide Studies on the topic of Holocaust
Diaries and Early Memoirs. (Work in progress, will be submitted January
Black Mirror: Jewish
Autobiographical Writings after the Holocaust – the Case of Nachum
Goldnmann, 14th World Congress for Jewish Studies Publication
Holocaust Diaries: an Authority
that doesn’t Speak Appropriately – forthcoming in: Canonic Literature and
Popular Literature – a conference book by the
Hebrew University (Hebrew)
The Testimony literature from
Hamlets perspective – a contribution to a book published by Van Leer on
Jewish Time (forthcoming 2006)
‘Trauma, Theory and History’ –
Preface chapter to the Hebrew translation of Dominick LaCapra’s Writing
History Writing Trauma, (forthcoming by Resling and Yad Vashem 2006)
Introductory chapter to the
scientific edition of Abba Hillel Silver’s autobiography, edited by Dr. Ofer
Shiff. (work in progress)
“Ephraim Oshry” - for
the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. Forthcoming by YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research
General editor and project
manager of CD-ROM, “Eclipse of Humanity—The History of the Jews in the
Holocaust,” produced by Yad Vashem, 2001.
Co-auther of CD-ROM “Return to
Life” (Hebrew and English), produced by Yad Vashem, 1997.
Conferences and Lectures
1998 - The 28th Scholars Conference on the
Holocaust and the Churches, Tampa Florida
October 1999 - The Second International Conference on the
Holocaust and Education, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
June 2001—Holocaust Researchers Workshop,
Institute of Contemporary Jewry
November 2001—guest lecturer in the Avivim
program for outstanding students of education
March 2002—Conference at the Center for Judaic
Studies, Hebrew University.
November 2002 – Lecture at the Dubnow
Institute, Leipzig University.
December 2002 – Lecture at Yad Vashem
International Holocaust Research Institution on
the occasion of receiving the Gertner Prize.
January 2003 – Seminar on “Symbolic Death in
Klemperer’s Diary” at Freudian Field Institute, Clinical Section of
April 2003 – Cherik Center; Traumatic Writing
in Holocaust Diaries
May 2003 – Chalanging Boundaries in the Valley
of the Communities - a paper delivered in the research and study group on
the topic of “Challanging Boundaries in Jerusalem”
May 2003 – School of Literature and Literary
Theory, The Hebrew Unversity of Jerusalem. A confrece on Canonic Literature
and Popular Literature – Holocaust Diaries: an Authority that doesn’t Speak
June 2003 – Van Leer Conference on Jewish
Nationalism; Jewish Chauvinism as a function of Self
Denial of the Holocaust.
June 2003 – Joint Workshop at the PALA
international Conference; Challanging Boundaries in Jerusalem
October 2003 – Historiography of the Grey Zone
– a paper delivered in a three days Polish Israeli Holocaust researchers
seminar held in Yad Vashem.
November 2003 – Between the Memory of the
Churban and the Memory of the Shoa - a paper delivered in the research
group at Van Leer Institute on the Topic of: “Jewish Time”
November 2003 – Birth as a Metaphor
of Impotence - a paper delivered in a coference “Birth a Experience
and Metaphor” held by The Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies at the
Hebrew Universty of Jerusalem.
January 21, 2004 – The Nature of ‘Man’ during
the Holocausst, Lecture at the Jewish History Department, Bar Ilan
January 28, 2004 – Van Leer Institute
Conference: Primo Levi - The Man and the Writer
August 2004 – The Human Image: What’s Left of
the Self in Holocaust Diaries. A presentation delivered in a two weeks
scholars workshop at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington.
October 27, 2004 – Victor Klemperer:
Conversion, Trauma and Jewish Identity – a paper delivered at a conference
organized by the Hebrew University and Desmarais Center for French Culture
on the topic of: Scripteurs en marge du judaïsme dans les grandes
literatures européennes du XXème siècle.
January 2, 2005: The Subject of Trauma in
Holocaust Diaries – Colloquium on trauma; the clinical branch in the
Psychology Department of the Hebrew University.
March 3, 2005: Trauma and Melancholy in the
Diary of Victor Klemperer – The Institute of German History, Tel Aviv
April 3, 2005: Reading Holocaust Literature
Through the Lens of Hamlet – “Jewish Time” research Group, Van Leer
April 7, 2005: Armenian and Jewish Testimony
Literature – International Conference on Genocide in the 20th
Century, Van Leer Institute Jerusalem.
April 18, 20, 2005: La Shoah tra sacro e profano: il movimento
ultraortodosso in Israele; La Shoah tra lutto e patriottismo, Seminario
internazionale organizzato dal Dipartimento di Storia e dal Centro
Interdipartimentale di Studi Ebraici, Università di Pisa: Una storia da
rileggere: la coscienza nazionale israeliana e il conflitto mediorientale.
(The Shoah between Sacred and Profane: the Ultra-Orthodox Movement in
Israel; The Shoah between Mourning and Patriotism, International Seminar
organized by the Department of History and by the Interdisciplinary Center
of Jewish Studies, University of Pisa: An History to Re-read: the Israeli
Consciousness and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict).
8, 2005 – De-historicising the Shoa – A Book launch to Ilana Rosen’s
“Sisters to Trouble” organized by The institute of Judaic Studies at the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
June 5-7, 2005 – Teaching the Holocaust to the Ultra-Orthodox community –
The Annual Conference of The Association of Holocaust Organizations
(AHO), Richmond Holocaust Museum, Richmond Virginia.
August 1, 2005 – Black Mirror: Jewish Leaders’ Autobiographies After the
Holocaust. – The 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies.
September 20-22, 2005 – Research and Theory in Post-Colonial Studies.
November 29, 2005 - Trauma and Life Stories in Holocaust Diaries – Narrative
as a Way of Thinking: International Symposium in Honor of Shlomith
Rimmon-Kenan, The Hebrew University Jerusalem.
Group at Van Leer Institute under the supervision of Prof. Hannan Hever and
Prof. Yehudah Shenhav on the topic of: Racism.
Poetics of the Future” – A research seminar lead by Prof. David Shulman,
Freddie Rokem and Prof. Ilana Pardes; the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv
weeks scholars workshop at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington
on the topic of “Holocaust Diaries and Early Memoirs”.
Group at Van Leer Institute on the topic of: “Jewish Time”.
and study group on the topic “Challenging the Boundaries in Jerusalem”,
under the supervision of Prof.Galit Hazan Rokem, Prof. Sidra Ezrahi and
Prof. Ilana Pardes at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
2002-2203: Study group
– “A Discourse Between Worlds” - of Orthodox and academic scholars
under the supervision of Rabbi Prof Rothenberg at the Van Leer Institute.
Group at Van Leer Institute under the supervision of Prof. Hannan Hever on
the topic of: “Emigration, Homecoming and Return”.