The Atlantic Jewish Council, in partnership with the University of King’s College,
presents a special program for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The Holocaust and Now: How Antisemitism, Anti-Black Racism, and Misogyny are Linked

Professor Doris Bergen


Doris Bergen with wavy silver hair and glassesDoris Bergen is the Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Professor of Holocaust Studies in the Department of History and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Bergen was part of the team that designed the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. Before coming to the University of Toronto in 2007, she held positions at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Vermont, and she has been a visiting professor in Jena, Warsaw, Pristina, and Tuzla.

She is the author of three books: Between God and Hitler: Military Chaplains in Nazi Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2023); War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust (Rowman & Littlefield, 3rd edition 2016); and Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich (University of North Carolina Press, 1996).

Bergen is also the editor of Alltag im Holocaust: Jüdisches Leben im Großdeutschen Reich, with Andrea Löw and Anna Hájková, (Oldenbourg, 2013); Lessons and Legacies VIII: From Generation to Generation (Northwestern University Press, 2008); and The Sword of the Lord: Military Chaplains from the First to the Twenty-First Century (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004.)

As the 2023-2024 J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Senior Scholar-in-Residence at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., Bergen will be working on her project, “Hitler’s Chosen People: Defining Ethnic Germans in World War II and the Holocaust.” Bergen was a member of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.



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