Suzanne R. and Dr. Lawrence M. Fishman Scholar-in-Residence Professor Steven T. Katz

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Professor Steven T. Katz, Alvin J. And Shirley Slater Chair in Jewish Holocaust Studies, Boston University: Resistance during the Holocaust: What People Need to Know How much do we really know about Jewish responses to Nazism during the Shoah? Join this year’s distinguished Fishman scholar in a wide-ranging exploration of the lesser known aspects of resistance in the World War II era.


Free with Museum Admission

About Steven T. Katz

Steven T. Katz received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He holds the Slater Chair in Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Boston University where he was the founding Director of the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies. He is a member and former co-chair of the academic committee of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Chair of the Holocaust Commission of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and from 2011-2017 was academic advisor to the 31 countries belonging to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). He now serves as a member of the official United States IHRA delegation. Wearing these different hats, Steve has been involved in negotiations with many governments regarding Holocaust education.

A prolific author, Steven Katz edits the journal Modern Judaism. He has published numerous works on the Holocaust and Jewish philosophy, his most recent publications being: The Holocaust and New World Slavery (Cambridge U.P., 2019) and a book of essays entitled Holocaust Studies: Critical Reflections (Routledge, 2019). He has also edited and contributed to five important books on comparative mysticism, all published by Oxford University Press. The most recent of these volumes is Comparative Mysticism: An Anthology of Original Sources (2013). His ground-breaking work has challenged fundamental older ways of reading mystical sources and has advanced a new method of studying mystical experience that is described as “contextual.”

Katz has published over 130 articles and lectured at universities around the world and on every continent, including in China and Iran. He is the first Jewish scholar ever to earn a post-graduate Bachelor of Divinity degree from Cambridge University. He has been awarded the University of Tübingen’s Lucas Prize, Honorary Doctorates by Gratz College and the University of Warwick, UK, a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Holocaust Education Foundation at Northwestern University, and an appreciation award from the City of Iasi, Romania, for his work on anti-Semitism and human rights.