Reading Room & Genealogy Institute
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Last entry to the Center for Jewish History exhibition spaces is 30 minutes before closing.
Professor Gavriel Rosenfeld joined the Center for Jewish History as its new President in September 2022. In this leadership role, he is the Center’s voice on issues of Jewish historical relevance in the contemporary world. He is a prolific writer for academic and public audiences and has published many essays in newspapers and journals like The Washington Post, The Atlantic, the Forward, and the Jewish Review of Books. Professor Rosenfeld is skilled in bringing scholarly insight to bear on topics of present-day importance, from the politics of Holocaust memory to contemporary antisemitism. He is a Professor of History and Director of the Judaic Studies Program at Fairfield University, having earned his B.A. in History and Judaic Studies from Brown University and his Ph.D. from UCLA. A specialist in the history of Nazi Germany, Holocaust studies, memory studies, and counterfactual history, Professor Rosenfeld is the author or editor of eight books, including The Fourth Reich: The Specter of Nazism since World War II (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and Building After Auschwitz: Jewish Architecture and the Memory of the Holocaust (Yale University Press, 2011), which was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in the category of visual arts. His latest volume (co-edited with Janet Ward) Fascism in America: Past and Present, will appear with Cambridge University Press in August 2023.