The Holocaust; Auschwitz-Birkenau
Dr. Gideon Greif, an Israeli historian, educator and pedagogue, has been a Professor for Jewish and Israeli History since August 2011 at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Texas in Austin. He also is Chief Historian and Researcher at the "Shem Olam" Institute for Education, Documentation and Research on Faith and the Holocaust, Israel, and at the Foundation for Holocaust Education Projects in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Greif has been working at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem and Givatayim, Israel for more than 30 years.
In his many positions at Yad Vashem he has introduced several pioneer projects: He established the educational contacts between Yad Vashem and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, and created the seminars for guides, educators and priests from Poland in Yad Vashem, which have become a tradition since 1991.