Dan Bar-On, Ph. D.

Professor Emeritus at the University of the Negev
Ida E. King Distinguished Scholar during 1998-1999 and 2002-2003


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r. Dan Bar-On was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where he taught psychology for over 20 years. In 1992, he founded To Reflect and Trust, a group dedicated to uniting children survivors of the Holocaust and children of Nazi perpetrators to share personal stories. Six years later, Dr. Bar-On developed the Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) with Palestinian and Israeli researches to promote reconciliation with the use of research and education programs in Israeli and Palestinian schools. He had been visiting professor at the Universities of Wuppertal and Osnabrunk, and a visiting scholar at MIT and Harvard University. He published ten monographs, and more than eighty articles and book chapters. Among his books in English are Legacy of Silence: Encounters with Children of the Third Reich and Fear and Hope: Life Stories of Five Israeli Families of Holocaust Survivors, Three Generations in a Family. Dr. Bar-On passed away in 2008.

Ph.D. in Psychology, Hebrew University (Jerusalem)
M.A. in Psychology, Hebrew University (Jerusalem)
B.A., Ben Gurion University

Areas of Expertise:
Holocaust Studies, Genocide Studies, Interview & Memoirs, Psychology, Holocaust Remembrance, Intercultural Conflict Management, Education

Selected Publications Include:

JustVision’s Interview with Dr. Bar-On