Living with the Holocaust

Tom Segev, Historian and Columnist, Haaretz


Date: 2016-06-01
Time: 4:30pm - 7pm
Location: Calit2 Auditorium, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego

Guest Speaker: Tom Segev, Israeli Historian, Author and Journalist

*Registration is Required.
Host: UC San Diego Library and Jewish Studies Program


This special event with Israeli historian, author and journalist Tom Segev is organized by the UC San Diego Library and the Jewish Studies Program at UC San Diego.

Tom Segev is a prominent Israeli historian and a leading figure among the so-called 'New Historians' who has challenge many of the country's traditional narratives or 'founding myths'. Unlike many writers who have accepted the official historical record as the foundation for their work, Segev’s books have questioned many of the leading assumptions of Israel’s official history. In his work, he has often drawn on untapped archives, personal diaries, and declassified documents to deconstruct and shed light on the complex and uneasy relationship between Israel and the Holocaust. As a result, Segev’s books are often packed with fresh and complex narratives, and feature rich, historical details.

This event is free and open to the public The event is sponsored by William and Michelle Lerach and Jeffrey and Marcy Krinsk, with support from Hillel of San Diego.

The Holocaust Living History Workshop (HLHW), established eight years ago, hosts a series of lectures and other events during the academic year to broaden understanding of the past, foster tolerance, and preserve the memories of victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Many of the events are taped and can be accessed on UCTV via the Library Channel or the Library’s YouTube Channel

For more information about the Holocaust Living History Workshop series, visit


Born in Jerusalem to parents who fled Nazi Germany, TOM SEGEV has been praised for his unflinching look at Israel’s history and tortured attempt to come to terms with the Holocaust. His books include: The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust (2000); One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate (2000); 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East (2006); and Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends (2010). Segev, who has a Ph.D in history from Boston University and a B.A. in history and political science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, writes a weekly column for the newspaper, Haaretz. He previously worked as a correspondent for the newspaper Maariv, in Bonn, Germany. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught a course on Holocaust denial, as well as at Rutgers University and Northeastern University.



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