Avraham Atzili

Avraham Atzili is a member of Kibbutz Zikim on the Mediterranean coast in the south of Israel. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Bible and Jewish History at Tel Aviv University. He was a student for three years at the Institute of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, concentrating on German Jewry in Nazi Germany. He has for many years taught the History of Holocaust at the State Teachers’ Seminar-Seminar ha-Kibbutzim in Tel Aviv and founded the Youth Holocaust Seminar at Givat Haviva.

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