Discussion Papers Series
Professor Yehuda Bauer was born in Prague and moved with his family to Israel just
prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. A world-renowned expert on the
Holocaust, he serves as Academic Adviser to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and
Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Israel, and Honorary Chairman of the Task Force
for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research.
Professor Bauer has been a visiting professor at several universities including Yale,
Brandeis, University of Hawaii (United States), and the Centre for the Study of antiSemitism in Berlin (Germany). From 1980 to 1995, he served as permanent Academic
Chair of the Institute for Contemporary Jewry in Jerusalem (Israel). He also founded
the Vidal Sassoon International Centre for the Study of anti-Semitism in Jerusalem.
From 1995 to 2000, Professor Bauer was head of the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, and in 2001 he was elected to be a member of the Israeli Academy of Science. He is the author of many books on the Holocaust and was the founding editor of the Journal for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Professor Yehuda Bauer delivered the keynote address on “Remembrance and Beyond” at the observance of the first universal International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust that was held in the United Nations General Assembly Hall on 27 January 2006.