Sara Kadosh

Sara Kadosh, director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives in Jerusalem, received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has been a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem and assistant professor of Holocaust studies at Touro College in Jerusalem. She has published articles in the fields of child rescue during the Holocaust, the postwar Berihah movement and Zionist history and is a contributor to The Holocaust Encyclopedia, ed. Walter Laqueur.

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