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Prof. Amos Goldberg is the Jonah M. Machover Chair in Holocaust Studies and the Head of the Research Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His recent book is: Trauma in First Person: Diary Writing During the Holocaust (Indiana University Press 2018.) He is now finishing a book on the Warsaw Ghetto.
Bashir Bashir is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Communication at the Open University of Israel and a senior research fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. He is the co-editor of The Arab and Jewish Questions: Geographies of Engagement in Palestine and Beyond (Columbia University Press, 2020).
Professors Bashir Bashir (Department of Sociology, Political Science, and Communication at the Open University of Israel and Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute) and Amos Goldberg (Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem) are co-editors of a volume that explores the fraught relationship between the Holocaust and the Nakba. Their book challenges the dichotomous approach to these national traumas and proposes the construction of a new narrative that recognizes the foundational importance of these events to both Jewish and Palestinian history: the near total extermination of European Jewry during the Holocaust followed by the expulsion of the Palestinian population upon the creation of the state of Israel during the Nakba (the catastrophe).