Dina Porat

Dina Porat, a professor at Tel Aviv University, is head of the Chaim Rosenberg School for Jewish Studies and of the Stephen Roth Institute and holds the Alfred P. Slaner Chair for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism. She is also a member of the Yad Vashem Scientific Advisory Board and of its board of the International Center for Holocaust Studies. Her extensive published work on issues related to the history of the Holocaust, to the Zionist movement as it relates to the Jews in Europe during WWII and to antisemitism, includes the first research on the Yishuv and the Shoah, the biography of Abba Kovner, and the TAU annual Anti-Semitism Worldwide.

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Anne Frank

Anne Frank’s diary, particularly these sentences, became one of the central symbols of the Holocaust and of humanity faced with suffering: the strength of spirit that led a young girl to write such words after two years of imprisonment hidden in a small, crowded attic, decreed on her by senseless evil; and the opening which her words offer for a new era of hope and reconciliation after a world war that claimed tens of millions of victims. These words aroused great admiration for her diary and for the girl herself. Translated into more than fifty languages, the diary sold more than thirty million copies all over the world.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Dina Porat." (Viewed on May 27, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/porat-dina>.

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