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Daniel Blatman
Daniel Blatman

Daniel Blatman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Daniel Blatmam is the Max and Rita Haber Professor in Contemporary Jewry and Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the former director of the Center for the Study on the History and Culture of Polish Jewry and the Institute of Contemporary Jewry. He published various articles and books on the history of Polish Jewry in the 20th century, the Jewish labor movement in Eastern Europe, the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, Polish Jewish-Relations during the Holocaust and its aftermath, and on Nazi extermination policy, among them:  For our Freedom and Yours: The Jewish Labor Bund in Poland 1939-1945 (2003, Hebrew, English, French), Reportage from the Ghetto: The Jewish Underground press in Warsaw Ghetto (2005, Hebrew, French), and The Death Marches, The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide (2011, English, Hebrew, French, German, and Italian). He is the winner of the Jacob Buchman memorial prize, the Yad Vashem International prize in Holocaust Studies, and finalist at the National Jewish Book award.

Daniel Blatman served as a visiting professor and research fellow in several academic institutions among them: École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris, Georgetown University, New York University, the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and the Centre d'Etudes des Religions du Livre (CERL-CNRS) in Paris, and at the Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University.

Rex Bloomstein
Rex Bloomstein

Rex Bloomstein, University of Leicester

Rex Bloomstein's major themes as a filmmaker have been crime and punishment, human rights, and the Holocaust. He helped pioneer the modern television prison documentary with his award winning series Strangeways as well as originating human rights appeals with the BBC series Prisoners of Conscience.

His films on the Holocaust include ‘Auschwitz And The Allies' which examined what the Allies knew of the greatest death camp in history, whilst ‘The Gathering' witnessed the largest ever gathering of Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem; ‘The Longest Hatred',  a trilogy charting the unique history of Anti-Semitism;  ‘Liberation'  which revealed the stories of Allied soldiers who were the first to enter the Nazi Concentration Camps, and ‘KZ', an award winning film described as ‘the first post-modern Holocaust documentary'. This feature length film for cinema, released in 2005, explored the legacy of Austria's Mauthausen concentration camp and its impact on visitors and residents today.

Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek, Curator, Consultant, and Chair of the Judaica and Jewish Cultural Property Working Group of the ESLI Advisory Council; Principal Advisor to PRTP on Judaica

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