Prof. Haim Genizi

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Prof. Haim Genizi
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Education:

Ph.D.  1968

 "V.F. Calverton: Independent Radical." Supervisor: Prof. D.G. Fowler, The City University of New York

M.A. 1962

 “Abraham Lincoln: Legend or Reality”.  Supervisor: prof. A. Scharf, Bar Ilan University

1960

B.A. American History and Bible, Bar Ilan University

 

Academic Positions:

2002- Professor Emeritus

1987-2002- Professor of History, General History Department, Bar Ilan University

1982-1987-Associate Prof.                                                                

1972-1982-Senior Lecturer

1968-1972- Lecturer

 

Association in Scientific Bodies in Israel and Abroad:

American Jewish Studies

David Wyman’s Institute (New York)

Academic Committee, Givat Washington

Israel Association for American Studies

Israel Association for Canadian Studies

World Union of Jewish Studies

 

Supervision of Graduate Students

Ph.D Students: Jacob Meir, Judith Baumel, Nurit Baharad, Penina Levy, Hanita Eshtay, Sima Semuel.

M.A. Students:  Bluma Dichtwald, Bat Ami Zuker, Aryeh Ben, Rachel Miller, Agnes Suranyi, Nurit Baharad, Penina Levy.

 

Fellowships, Grants, and Honours

2004-Canadian Jewish Studies Award

1994- Canadian Faculty Enrichment Program Award

1993 - Religious Zionist Literature Award.

1985-6, Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture

1977-81, 1985-86, Bar Ilan Research grants

1973-74, 1975-76, 1978-80, grants from the Israeli National Academy of Science

1967- Fellowship, the City University of New York

 

Visiting Professor in Academic Institutions:

1978-1980-Hebrew University, Jerusalem,

1990-1991- Brooklyn College, N.Y.,

1995, 1998-1999, 2001 -York University, Toronto

 

University Activities

1984-1998- Director, Begin Institute for the Study of Underground and Resistance Movements.

1978-1981- Chairman, General History Department.

University committees: Chairman of Scholarship Committee; Chairman of the Religious Character of the University; twice member of the Central Committee; the Ph.D. Committee and the M.A.Committee.

 

Papers Delivered in International Conferences

1. “Catholics’ Attitude in the United States Toward Catholic Refugees from Nazism.” The Seventh World Congress of Jewish Studies. Jerusalem, 1977.

2. “Americanization of Marxism.” The Italian Second International Congress of North American History. Milan, 1979.

3. “The American Workers Party and its non-Marxian Ideology.” The Third Annual Conference of the Israeli Association for American Studies.  Ramat Gan, 1980.

4. “American Interfaith Cooperation on Behalf of Refugees from Nazism.” The Eight World Congress of Jewish Studies. Jerusalem, 1981.

5. “The Unitarians’ Relief Activities in World War Two.” International Conference on Holocaust and Genocide. Tel Aviv, 1982.

6. “The Adviser on Jewish Affairs and the DPs.” The Ninth World Congress of Jewish Studies. Jerusalem, 1985.

7. “The Religious Aspects of the Activities of the Adviser on Jewish Affairs to the DPs.” Bar Ilan Univ. 1986.

8. “The Attitude of the American Friends Service Committee to Refugees and DPs,.” Remembering for the Future, I. Oxford, 1988.

9. “Comparison of American Christians’ Attitude to Refugees to their approach to DPs after the War.” The Tenth World Congress of Jewish Studies. Jerusalem, 1989.

10. “American Lutherans and Lutheran Refugees.” The 20th Annual Scholars’ Conference on Church Struggle and the Holocaust. Nashville, Tennessee, 1990..

 11. “The Adviser on Jewish Affairs and the DPs.”  21 Annual Scholars’ Conference on Church Struggle and the Holocaust, Ponoma, N.J. 1991.

12. “Problems of Protestant Cooperation in Postwar Germany.” 22nd Annual Scholars’ Conference on Church Struggle and Holocaust, Seattle, 1992.

13. “New Aspects of Puritan Society in America.” The Discovery of America. Annual Conference of the Israeli Historical Society. Jerusalem, 1992.

14. “The American Jewish Committee and the admission of Nazi Collaborators.” The 11th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 1993.

15. “The Chalutz Resistance Movement in Hungary During the Holocaust.” Annual Scholars’ Conference on Church Struggle and the Holocaust, Lawrenceville, N.J. 1994.

16. “Anti-Communist Reasoning Behind the Admission of DPs to America.” Remebering for the Future, II . Berlin, 1994.

17.  “A Problem of Holocaust Historiography.” 50 Years to the Destruction of Hungarian Jewry. An International Conference. Bar Ilan Univ. 1994.

18. “Interfaith Cooperation in America on Behalf of DP Acts, 1948, 1950.” Annual Scholars’ Conference on Church Struggle and the Holocaust, Brigham Young Univ. Utah, 1995.

19. “Claris Silcox the Holocaust and Israel.” The Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies, Jerusalem, 1996.

20. “The Attitude of the Anglican Church to the Holocaust and Israel.” Annual Scholars’ Conference on Church Struggle and the Holocaust, Tampa Florida, 1997.

21. “Was Claris Silcox an Antisemite?” Annual Scholars’ Conference on Church Struggle and the Holocaust, Seattle, 1998.

22. “The Attitude of the Anglicans in Canada to the State of Israel.” The Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies, Jerusalem, 1998. 

23.  “The Attitude of the United Church of Canada to the Holocaust and Israel”, the 29th Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Garden City, N.Y. March, 1999.

24.  “The Impact of the Holocaust on the Attitude of the United Church of Canada to the State of Israel”, Remembering for the Future 2000, Oxford, July, 2000.

25. “The United Church, the Holocaust and the Establishment of Israel”, Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies, Jerusalem, June, 2000.

26. “Between the Mizrachi and the Revisionists, 1925-1938”, in “Nationality and Judaism in the World of Zeev Zabotinsky”, Bar Ilan University, November, 2000. (H)

27. “Recent Positive Approaches of the Canadian Protestant Churches to Jews and Judaism”, the 31st Annual Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, March 2001.

28. “The Attitude of the Churches to Judaism at the end of the 20th Century”, the 13th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 2001.

29. “The Religious Zionist Movement in Hungary, 1939-1949”, International Conference, 100 Years of the Religious-Zionist Movement, Bar Ilan University, March 2002 (H).

30.”The Protestant Churches in Canada, the Holocaust and Israel”, The Institute of Holocaust Research, Bar Ilan University, March 2003 (H)

31. ”Franklin D. Roosevelt- Leader in Economic Depression and in War”, Conference on “Leaders and Leadership in Crisis”, Department of General History, Bar Ilan University, December 2003(H)

32. “The Anglican Church in Canada from Conversion to Dialogue,” The Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies, Jerusalem, June 2004.

33. “The Unique Character of the Hungarian Holocaust”, Budapest, June 2004 (H).

34. “The Religious Zionism through the Prism of Hava Eshkoli’s  Between Rescue and Redemption, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, August 2004 (H).

35. “The Anglican Church in Canada and the Christian-Jewish Dialogue”, Scholars’ Conference on Church Struggle and the Holocaust, Philadelphia, March 2005.

36 “The Religious Zionist Movement in Hungary after the Holocaust”, International Scholars’ Conference, Vilna, Lithuania, July 2005. (H)

37. “Christian-Jewish Dialogue in Canada”, The Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies, Jerusalem, July 2006.

38. “The Jewish Response to the Entrance of Volksdeutsche into America”, the Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, San Diego, December,  2006.

39. “Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto”, Scholars’ Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches, Cleveland, Ohio, March 2007.

40. “The Attitude of the World Council of Churches to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, the Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies, Toronto, December 2007.

41. “Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Toronto: Between Faith and Practice”, “International Conference on Tolerance and Intolerance in Western Societies”, Bar Ilan University, May, 2008.

42.  “American Quakers and Refugees from Nazism”, 8th Annual International Conference on History”, 28-31 December, 2010, Athens, Greece.

 

 

Publications

Books

1. American Apathy: the Plight of Christian Refugees from Nazism. Bar Ilan Univ. press, 1983.

2. Yoetz Umekim: the Adviser on Jewish Affairs to the American Army and the DPs, 1945-1949. Tel  Aviv: Moreshet, Sifriat Hapoalim, 1987. (H)

3. America’s Fair Share: the Admission and Resettlement of the DPs, 1945-1952. Detroit: Wayne State Univ. Press, 1993.

4. (with Naomi Blank), Underground for the Sake of Rescue: Bne Akiva in Hungary during the Holocaust. Ramat Gan,  Bar Ilan Univ. Press, 1993. (H)

5. The Rehabilitation of Survivors of Holocaust Children in Hungary: the History of a Religious Youth Village in the Diaspora at Deszk. Nir Galim, 1998. (H)

6. The Holocaust, Israel and Canadian Protestant Churches. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Univ. Press. 2002.

7. Editor, Religion and Resistance in Mandatory Palestine. Tel Aviv: Moreshet, 1995. (H)

 

Articles:

 1. “The American Attitude Toward Louis Kossuth,” Bar Ilan Volume in Humanities and Social Sciences: Decennial Volume, ii (Jerusalem, 1969), pp. 173-185 (H)

2.”V. F. Calverton and Americanization of Marxism,” Bikoret Uparshanut (Criticism and Interpretation), i (March, 1970), pp.71-91. (H)

3. “American History in Israeli High Schools,” Maa’lot, ii (November, 1970), pp.27-30. (H)

4. “The Revisionists’ Image in a History Textbook,” Maa’lot, iii (January, 1972), pp.43-46. (H)

5. “V.F. Calverton: a Radical Magazinist for Black Intellectuals,” The Journal of Negro History, lvii (July, 1972), pp. 241-253.

6. “Naval Hakarmeli and David,” Bar Ilan, (Summer, 1973), pp.22-23. (H)

7. “The Socialist Parties in the Elections of 1908 in the United States,” Bikoret Uparshanut, ii-iii (October, 1972),  pp.120-131. (H)

8. “Edmund Wilson and the Modern Monthly,” The Journal of American Studies, vii (December, 1973), pp. 301-319.

9. “The Disillusionment of a Communist,” Canadian Journal of History, ix (April, 1974), pp. 69-82.

10. “The Modern Quarterly, 1923-1940: An Independent Radical Magazine,” Labor History, xv  (Spring, 1974), pp. 199-215.

11. “The United States and the Refugees, 1938-1945,” Yalkut Moreshet,19 (June, 1975), pp. 185-194. (H)   

12. “American Non-Sectarian Refugee Relief Organizations,” Yad Vashem Studies, xi (Jerusalem, 1976), pp. 164-220.

13. “James G. McDonald, High Commissioner for Refugees, 1933-1935,” The Wiener Library Bulletin, xxx (New Series, nos. 43-44, 1977), pp. 40-52.

14. “James G. McDonald and the Roosevelt Administration, 1933-1945,” Bar Ilan Studies in History, vol. i (Bar Ilan University Press, 1978), pp.285-306.

15. “The Number of Refugees from Nazism, Jews and Christians, Found Haven in the United States,” Yalkut Moreshet, 26 (November, 1978), pp. 771-82. (H)

16. ”Missionary Activities in America among Holocaust Refugees,” Annual of Bar Ilan University in Judaism and Humanities, vols. xvi-xvii (Bar Ilan Univ. Press, 1979), pp.336-342 .(H)

17. “The Attitude of American Catholics Toward Catholic Refugees from Nazism,” Proceedings of the Seventh World Congress of Jewish Studies: Holocaust Research (World Union of Jewish Studies and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 1980), pp. 23-43.

18. “American Interfaith Cooperation on Behalf of Refugees from Nazism,” American Jewish History, lxx (March, 1981), pp. 347-361. Also, in America, American Jews and the Holocaust (American Jewish History Series, vol. 7), Edited by Jeffrey S. Gurock (New York and London: Routledge, 1998), pp.263-277.  

19. “Mizrachi - Revisionist Relations, 1925-1939,” Annals of Bar Ilan University in Judaica and Hummanities, xx-xxi (Bar Ilan University Press, 1984), pp. 271-286. (H)

20. “The Apathy of the Churches in England towards Christian Refugees from Nazism,” Bar Ilan Studies in History, vol. ii (Bar Ilan Univ. Press, 1984), pp. 139-156.

21. “New York is Big - America is Bigger: the Resettlement of Refugees from Nazism,” Jewish Social Studies, xlvi (Winter, 1984), pp. 61-72.

22. “Philip Bernstein, Adviser on Jewish Affairs, 1946-1947,” Simon Wiesenthal Center Annual, iii (November, 1986), pp.139-174.

23. “Christian Apathy: American Attitudes toward the Holocaust and its Refugees,” Zemanim,  (Tel Aviv Univ. 1988), pp. 82-89 (H).

24. “The Attitude of the United States Toward War Criminals,” Yalkut Moreshet, 41 (June, 1986), pp. 139-143. (H)

25. “Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal,” in American Experience, ed. by Arnon Gutfeld (Tel Aviv University and Zmora, Bitan, 1986), pp. 235-254. (H)

26. “The Unitarians’ Relief and Rescue Activities in World War Two,” Holocaust and Genocide, II (1987), pp. 261-276.

27. “Americanization of Marxism: Anti-Stalinist Radicals in the 1930s,” Bar Ilan Studies in History, vol. iii (Bar Ilan University Press, 1991), pp.123-134.

28. “The Adviser on Jewish Affairs and the Displaced Persons,” Dapim Lecheker Hashoah (Haifa University), xi (1993), pp. 191-236. (H)

29. “Religious Aspects of the Activities of the Advisers of Jewish Affairs and the Saved Remnants,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Religious Jewry During and After the Holocaust. Bar Ilan University, the Institute for Holocaust Research (in press, H).

30. “The Attitude of the American Friends Service Committee to Refugees from Nazism and the DPs, 1933-1950,” Remembering for the Future,  (Oxford, Pergamon Press, 1989), vol. i, pp. 339-351.

31. “American Lutherans and Lutheran Refugees, 1933-1952,” What We Have Learned? Telling the Story and Teaching the Lessons of the Holocaust,  edited by Franklin H. Littell, Alan L. Berger and H.G. Locke (Lewiston, N.Y.:  Edwin Mellen Press, 1993), pp. 167-192.

32. “Comparison of American Christian Attitude to Refugees from Nazism (1933-1945) - to their Approach to DPs After the War, (1945 - 1952). Proceedings of the Tenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division 3, vol. I (Jerusalem, World Union of Jewish Studies, 1990), pp.521-528 (H).

33. “The Adviser on Jewish Affairs to the American Army and the DPs, 1945-1949,” The Netherlands and Nazi Genocide, ed. by G. Jan Colijn and Marcia S. Littell (Lewiston, New York, Edwin Mellen Press, 1992), pp. 477-485.

34. (With Naomi Blank), “The Rescue Efforts of Bnei-Akiva in Hungary During the Holocaust”, Yad Vashem Studies, 23 (Jerusalem, 1993), pp. 173-212.

35. “Problems of Protestant Cooperation: the Church World Service, the World Council of Churches and Postwar Relief in Germany,” Holocaust and Church Struggle: Religion, Power and the Politics of Resistance, edited by H.G. Locke and Marcia S. Littell (1996), pp.163-196.

36. “Interfaith Cooperation in America on Behalf of the DP Acts, 1948,  1950”, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 8 (Spring, 1994), pp. 75-93.

37. “Cooperating Efforts in the Right Wing Between  World Wars,” in Religion and Resistance, ed. by Haim Genizi (Tel Aviv, Moreshet, 1995), pp. 133-154.(H)

38. “The Protestant Churches in Canada and Israel: the Case of Claris E. Silcox,” Church Struggle and the Holocaust (in Press).

39. “The Rehabilitation of Survivors of Holocaust Children in Hungary,” Yalkut Moreshet, 68, (October, 1999), pp. 145-163 (H).  

40. The following articles in the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, ed. by Yisrael Gutman. 5 vols.Tel Aviv: Yad Vashem and Sifriat Poalim, 1990 (H):

“American Army and the Saved Remnants in Germany and Austria”, vol. iv, pp. 1025-1026;

            “The American Christian Committee for Refugees”, vol.ii, pp. 426-427;

            “The Quakers”, vol. v, pp. 1077-1078;

            “American Non-Sectarian Refugee Organizations”, vol. i, pp.131 -132;

            “The Bergson Boys”, vol. i, pp. 209-210.

Also in English, five volumes, London, Macmillan, 1989.

41. “The United Church of Canada and the State of Israel: the Impact of the Holocaust”, in Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in an Age of Genocide, edited by John K. Roth and Elizabeth Maxwell. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001, vol. II, pp. 561-574.

42. “The American Jewish Committee and the Admission of Nazi Collaborators into the United States”, Yad Vashem Studies, vol.30 (2002), pp. 369-404.

43. “Rescue Activities of ‘Bnai Akiva’ in Hungary during the Holocaust: Problems in Holocaust Historiography”, in Hundred Years of Religious Zionism, Historical Aspects, ed. by Avi Sagi and Dov Achwartz (Bar Ilan University Press, 2003), Vol. II, pp.55-70.(H)

44.”The Relationship Between the ‘Mizrachi’ and the Revisionist Movement, 1925-1939”, in Hundred Years of Religious Zionism, Historical Aspects (2003), Vol. II, pp.45-54 (H).

45. With Agi Suranyi, “The Rehabilitation of the Religious Zionist Movement in Hungary after the Holocaust, 1945-1949”, in The Development and Changes in the Religious Zionism in Eretz Yisrael and Diaspora, ed.by Yehuda Friedlander (Bar Ilan University Press, in press) (H).

46. “The Historiography of F.D. Roosevelt’s Leadership in Economic Depression and War”, in Bar Ilan Studies in History V: Leadership in Times of Crisis, ed. by Moises Orfali  (Bar Ilan University Press, 2007), pp.267-279.

47.”The History of the General History Department”, in Bar Ilan University: from Concept to Enterprise, ed. by Dov Schwartz (Bar Ilan University Press, 2006, Vol. I, pp.279-301)  (H).

48. “The Anglican Church of Canada from Conversion to Dialogue: the Case of Roland de Corneille, 1961-1970”, (Submitted for publication).

49. “The Attitude of the World Council of Churches to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, Studies in Contemporary Jewry : The Protestant-Jewish Condrum, vol. 24  (2010), 91=-105.

 

 

C. Book Reviews:

 

1. Review of Jehuda Bauer’s My Brother Keeper  (1974), Jewish Social Studies, xxxix (Summer, 1977), pp. 265-266.

2. Review of Leonard Dinnerstein’s America and the Survivors of the Holocaust (1982), Jewish Social Studies, xlvii (Winter, 1985), pp. 91-93.

3. Review of Naomi Cohen’s The Year After the Riots (1988), Studies in Contemporary Jewry, vii (1991), pp. 392-395.

4. Review of Fran Markowitz’s A Community in Spite of Itself (1993), New York History, 74 (October, 1993), pp. 450-452.

5. “Christian Zionists”.  Review of  Yaakov Ariel’s On Behalf  of Israel: American Fundamentalist Attitudes Towards Judaism and Zionism (1991), Gesher, 128 (Winter, 1992-1993), pp. 121-123. (H)

6. Review of Alex Grobman’s Rekindling of the Flame: American Jewish Chaplains and the Survivors of European Jewry, (1993), Studies in Contemporary Jewry, (1996), pp.234-236.

7. “New Phase in the research of Western Position Toward Rescue During the Holocaust”,  Review Essay of William D. Rubinstein’s The Myth of Rescue  (1997), Gesher, 145 (Winter, 1998), pp. 93-98 (H).

8. “Were the Churches Silent? A Review of Alan Davies and Marilyn Nefsky’s How Silent Were the Churches (1997), Studies in Religion (Canada), 2000.

9. Review of Andy Marino’s A Quiet American: The Secret War of Varian Fry (1999), in American Jewish History, 88 (March, 2000), pp. 136-138.

10. “The Contribution of Yehuda Elitzur to the Research and Teaching of the Bible” (a Review Essay of Y. Elitzur’s Israel and the Bible (2000), in BBD: Journal of Torah and Scholarship, vol. 10 (Bar Ilan University Press), pp. 79-86.(H).

11. “Why the Allies did not Bomb Auschwitz?” Review of Michael J. Neufeld and Michael Berenbaum (eds.), The Bombing of Auschwitz  (2000), Gesher 144 (Winter 2001), pp. 99-101.

12. Review of Alan Davies and Marilyn F. Nefsky, How Silent Were the Churches?  (1997) in Studies in Contemporary Jewry XVII (2001), pp. 236-238.

13. “Sheerit Hapletah: Between Destruction and Rebirth”, review essay of Zeev W. Mankowitz’s Life Between Memory and Hope: the Survivors of the Holocaust in Occupied Germany ,Cambridge University Press, 2002;  and Hagit Lavsky’s New Beginnings: Holocaust Survivors in Bergen Belsen and the British Zone in Germany: 1945-1950. Wayne State University Press, 2002, in Studies in Contemporary Jewry, XX (2004), pp. 305-310.

14. “The Messianic Enthusiasm in the Struggle for the Establishment of Israel, review

of Hava Eshkoli’s Between Rescue and Redemption: Religious Zionism in Eretz

Israel Confronts the Holocaust (2004), Hauma, 158, (Winter, 2004), pp.88-91 (H).

15. “The Dilemmas of the Religious Zionism Movement during and Following the Holocaust”, a review essay of Hava Eshkoli’s book Between Rescue and Redemption (2004), and Menachem  Weinstein’s book, Peduyim Lezion: Activities of “Hapoel Hamizrachi” among the  Holocaust Survivors in Italy (2004), Gesher , 151 (Winter 2006), pp.97-103. (H).

16. A review of Allon Gal (ed.) The Legal and Zionist Tradition of Louis   D.Brandeis (2005), Journal of Modern Jewish Studies , vol. 6.2 (2007).

17. A review of Laurel Leff’s book Buried by the Times: The Holocaust and America’s Most Important Newspaper,(New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005),  Journal of American History,  (September, 2007), p.618.

18. A review of Menachem Weinstein’s book Peduuyim Lezion Berinah: Activities of the Mizrachi-Torah Vaavodah Movement among the Holocaust Survivors in Germany”, in Yalkut Moreshet, 87 (December 2009), 211-215 (H).

 

Courses

18-764 ארה"ב במאה העשרים

18-821 ארה"ב והשואה

Research

American Radicalism in the 1930s;

Christian Approach in America to the Holocaust and its Refugees.

Christian- Jewish Dialogue in Canada.

The Attitude of  Protestant Churches in Canada to the Holocaust and Israel.