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Ph.D. 1974      University College, London (Jewish History).

M.A. 1969       Cambridge University (History).

B.A. 1966        Honours Degree, Historical Tripos
, Queens’ College, Cambridge University
1956-1962       Kilburn Grammar School, London


  1. Lifetime Achievement Award for Scholarly Efforts in the Ongoing Fight against Antisemitism, New York, 2011 (awarded by the editors of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism).
  2. Book of the Year Award of the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism, 2010 for A Lethal Obsession.
  3. Honorary Doctorate from the University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 2008.
  4. Listed in Leading Educators of the World; American Biographical Institute; The Contemporary Who’s Who of Professionals; People Today (Debbetts); The Cambridge Blue Book; ; The Jewish Yearbook, London; Marquis Who’s Who in the World; International Biographical Centre in the U.K.
  5. Award for teaching excellence, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2005 (recipient of this distinction on five occasions in last 12 years)
  6. Awarded Medal of Honor for outstanding educational achievement by the American Biographical Dictionary, 2003
  7. Appointed by the Vatican and ICJCIC (International Committee for Jewish-Christian Consultations) to six member Historical Commission investigating the role of Pius XII during the Shoah, 1999-2001
  8. International Biographical Centre at Cambridge, England selected me as one of the leading scholars of the 20th century, September 1999
  9. Awarded the Anton Gindely Austrian State Prize for Danubian History for The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph, 1992
  10. Awarded the H.H. Wingate/Jewish Quarterly Literary Prize for Non-Fiction in the United Kingdom for Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred, 1992
  11. Appointed as the first holder of the Jewish Chronicle Chair for Jewish Studies, University of London, 1991
  12. Awarded the Viznitzer Prize of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for Best Book in Jewish History for The Jews of Vienna in the Age of Franz Joseph, 1990
  13. Elected to the Erich and Foga Neuberger Chair of Modern European and Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1989
  14. Awarded the James Parkes Prize in Jerusalem by the American Jewish Committee and the Vidal Sassoon Centre for the Study of Antisemitism for Socialism and the Jews and Hitler’s Apocalypse, 1985
  15. Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1981-82
  16. Awarded Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research Government Fellowship to pursue research on the Jews of Vienna; Resident Scholar in Vienna, 1978
  17. Wolfson Fellow, The British Academy, 1976
  18. German Academic Exchange Fellow (DAAD), Bonn-Bad Godesberg, 1972
  19. Major State Studentship, Department of Education and Science, United Kingdom, 1970-74
  20. Open Exhibition in Modern History, Queens’ College, Cambridge University, 1963-1966
 Academic Posts
  1. Visiting Professor at Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, Paris, 2008-9
  2. Visiting Professor, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, 2000
  3. Visiting Professor, Brandeis University, 1999
  4. Visiting Fellow, Centre for Jewish Studies, Harvard University 1999
  5. Neuberger Professor of Modern European and Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, since 1989
  6. Jewish Chronicle Guest Professor of Jewish Studies, University College, London, 1991-1995
  7. Visiting Goldsmid Professor of Jewish Studies, University College, London 1990-1991
  8. Directeur d’Études, École des Hautes Études, Paris, Winter/Spring Term, 1990
  9. Directeur d’Études (Associé), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Spring Term, 1987
  10. Associate Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1985-1990
  11. Visiting Guest Professor, St. Antony`s College and Oxford Centre for Postgraduate Hebrew Studies, Oxford University, 1986-1987
  12. Senior Lecturer in Modern European and Jewish History (with tenure), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1982-1985
  13. Senior Lecturer, Institute of Advanced Studies, the Hebrew University, 1980-1981
  14. Lecturer, Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University College, London, 1979-1980
 University Positions at the Hebrew University
  1. Director, Vidal Sassoon International Centre for the Study of Antisemitism, since 2002
  2. Member of European Forum Academic Committee since 2005
  3. Founder and Academic Chairman of the Centre for Austrian Studies, since 1999
  4. Chairman of the Frank Green Commission for the Study of Contemporary Jewry, with special links to the Oxford Center for Post-Graduate Hebrew Studies, 1989-1992
  5. Academic Board, Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, since 1995
  6. Former Member of the Research Center for the Study of Polish Jewry
  7. Former Member of the Academic Board of Dinur Research Centre for the Study of Habsburg and Hungarian Jewry
  8. Former Member of the Academic Committee for Examining Doctoral Research Proposals
  9. Member of the Academic Senate
  10. Academic Board, Centre for European Studies, since 1996
 Other Positions
  1. Founder and Editor of Antisemitism International, since 2002
  2. Editor of ACTA Research Papers, Hebrew University since 2003
  3. Founder and Editor of the Posen Papers in Contemporary Antisemitism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, since 2005
  4. Editor of Studies in Antisemitism Series of Monographs (University of Nebraska Press, for Vidal
  5. Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism) since 2002
  6. Member of editorial board of Transversal (Graz) since 2005
  7. Member of Board of Leo Baeck Yearbook, London since 1995
  8. Co-Producer and Screenplay Writer for the documentary, “Understanding the Holocaust,” commissioned for the British Secondary Schools history syllabus; premiere September 1996
  9. Co-Editor of East European Jewish Affairs, London, 1993-99
  10. Member of the Executive Council, Leo Baeck Institute in London
  11. Lecturer, Yad Vashem Summer Program, Jerusalem, since 1991
  12. Historical Advisor and Presenter for the BBC Channel Four Television documentary, “Good Morning, Mr. Hitler,” 1993
  13. Historical Advisor, Co-editor and Screenplay Writer for the Thames Television Documentary Series on Antisemitism, 1991, bought by PBS in the United States, entitled “The Longest Hatred”.
  14. Member of the Editorial Board, Austrian Studies, Cambridge, England, since 1989
  15. Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the History of Austro-Hungarian Jewry, Institute of Jewish History, St. Pölten, Austria
  16. Guest Editor, Simon Wiesenthal Centre Annual, Los Angeles, 1986
  17. Member of the Advisory Academic Board, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, since 1985
  18. Member of the Editorial Board, The Jewish Quarterly, London, 1977-1992
  19. Member of the Editorial Board, European Judaism, 1977-1984
  20. Guest Editor, The Journal of Contemporary History, 1976-1977
  21. Editor in Chief, The Wiener Library Bulletin, London, 1974-1981
  22. Director of Research, Institute of Contemporary History and the Wiener Library, London 1974-1981
  23. Literary Editor, New Outlook magazine, Tel-Aviv, 1969-1970
  24. Founder and Editor, Circuit arts magazine, Cambridge University, 1966-1969

 Additional Activities

  1. Rapporteur on antisemitism, US State Department 2004-2005
  2. Rapporteur to the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) on Antisemitism, 2003/04.
  3. Rapporteur to the United Nations Commission on Antisemitism and Human Rights in Geneva and for the Council on Europe (Strasbourg) on Racism, Xenophobia and Antisemitism, 1993-1995; and in February/March 2004 on antisemitism at the Human Rights Commission in Geneva
  4. Documentary Screenplay Writer and Historical Dramatist for television and radio programs
  5. Co-Organizer, International Symposium: “From Dream to Reality: Herzl and Der Judenstaat,” at Hebrew University/University Haifa, March 1996
  6. “Poles, Ukrainians and Jews in Galicia, 1772-1918,” Institute of Human Sciences, Vienna, June 1992
  7. Chief Organizer, Symposium: “Habsburg Jewry, 1848-1918,” Hebrew University, 1987