Amos Goldberg

 

Personal details:

Name: Amos Goldberg
Date of birth: May 13, 1966
Marital status: Divorced, four children.
Address: 5 Rivka St., 93461 Jerusalem
Tel: 02-6717284; 050-5223432                      

e-mail: amog@mscc.huji.ac.il

 
Academic degree
:

Ph.D.

The Institute of Contemporary Jewry, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Dissertation title: “The Helpless ’I’ —Diary Writing During the Holocaust”.

The dissertation was written under the supervision of Prof. Sidra Ezrahi Prof. and Shlomith Rimmon Kenan; was approved (summa cum laude) on 1.8.04

 
Education

2004:               The 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
 

2002/3:            Studies at the Freudian Field Institute, Clinical Section of Tel Aviv – Jerusalem, Under the Auspices of the Department of Psychoanalysis, University of Paris - VIII.    
 

1998-2004:      Doctoral 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.
 

1999:               One month German language course at Heidelberg University
 

1995-1997:      Masters 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).

 
Languages:
     Hebrew, English, German, Yiddish.

 
Employment

2006:               Teaching a seminar at department of Hebrew Literature, Ben Gurion University of the Negev
 

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 Holocaust
 

1999:               director of Program and Curriculum Development Department, International School for Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem. (I left this position to better proceed with my doctorate.)
 

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

1995–1996:     assistant teacher, Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University

1994:               student counselor, Yad Vashem

1993-1995:      teacher of literature at Himmelfarb Boys’ High School in Jerusalem

 
Courses Taught

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 scholarship

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).

2003-2004: Post-Doctoral 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
 

 Publications:

Books

·        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 the Holocaust
 

Vol. 1: Chapters in the History of German Orthodoxy under Nazi Rule (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 2003). (Hebrew and in English)
 

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 progress)
 

·        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)

 

Journal Articles
 

·        “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 Research, 2004.

·        “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)
 

·        ‘Moderating Holocaust 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 2006)
 

·        Black Mirror: Jewish Autobiographical Writings after the Holocaust – the Case of Nachum Goldnmann, 14th World Congress for Jewish Studies Publication (submitted)
 

Book Chapters
 

·        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)
 

Encyclopedia Entries

  • “Ephraim Oshry” - for the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. Forthcoming by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
     

CD Roms

·        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 Jerusalem
 

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 Appropriately

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 University
 

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 University.
 

April 3, 2005: Reading Holocaust Literature Through the Lens of Hamlet – “Jewish Time” research Group, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem.
 

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).  
 

May 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.

 
Research Groups

2005-2006:      Research Group at Van Leer Institute under the supervision of Prof. Hannan Hever and Prof. Yehudah Shenhav on the topic of: Racism.
 

2005:               “The Poetics of the Future” – A research seminar lead by Prof. David Shulman, Freddie Rokem and Prof. Ilana Pardes; the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University.
 

2004:               Two weeks scholars workshop at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington on the topic of “Holocaust Diaries and Early Memoirs”.
 

2003-2005:      Research Group at Van Leer Institute on the topic of: “Jewish Time”.
 

2003:               Research 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.
 

2002:               Research Group at Van Leer Institute under the supervision of Prof. Hannan Hever on the topic of: “Emigration, Homecoming and Return”.