MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM

AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU

FORMER GERMAN NAZI
CONCENTRATION AND EXTERMINATION CAMP

Havi Dreyfus, Ph.D.

dr Hava Dreyfus. Photo. Mikołaj Grynberg
dr Hava Dreyfus....

Dr Havi Dreyfus (Ben-Sasson) was born on 1972 in Jerusalem, Israel. She graduated with an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in psychology and history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (HUJI) and completed her Ph.D dissertation entitled “Poland and Poles in the eyes of Polish Jews during the Second World War (1939-1944)” at HUJI in 2005. Dr. Dreyfus is a historian specializing in Holocaust studiesand in 20th Century Polish history. In 2006 she was awarded the Mandel Scholars Program Scholarship from Scholion – The Interdisciplinary Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received a faculty appointment at Tel Aviv University (starting upon the completion of the Scholion scholarship on 2009).

Dr. Dreyfus published many articles in different languages on various aspects of the Holocaust, among them on daily life of Polish Jews in the ghettos and camps, a variety of historiography issues, religious life during the Holocaust, and Polish-Jewish relationships. She has been involved for years in different memorial projects in Israel and abroad, and has taken part in many international conference and workshops.

She has been involved with Yad Vashem's educational and scholarly activities since the mid 1990s, she is a member of the editorial board of Yad Vashem Studies and serves in an advisory role for different projects at Yad Vashem and at the International School for Holocaust Studies. 

Photo: Mikołaj Grynberg