About the Center

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Over the past three decades, the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas has developed an international reputation for the diversity of its academic and outreach programs that enable the center to initiate and promote broadly based study units of the Holocaust, bringing invaluable educational, intellectual, and ethical insights to UT Dallas students as well as to the larger community of the Dallas Metroplex. In this way, the center facilitates a historical and moral awareness of what happened when the Third Reich shattered the world of Europe, and created shock waves that still exert an impact on contemporary consciousness.

Its multi-faceted Holocaust Studies Program, situated in the University’s School of Arts and Humanities, is supported by visionary philanthropy that has enabled the establishment of the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series and the Arnold A. Jaffe Holocaust Library Collection, and has made possible generous support for faculty research through the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies, the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, and the Barbara and Stan Rabin Professorship in Holocaust Studies.