Nili Keren, Ph. D.

Academic Adviser of Massuah, the International School for Holocaust Education at Kibbutz Tel Yizhak
Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Professor during Spring 2011, 2012-2013, and Spring 2015


r. Nili Keren is internationally recognized for her important work in Holocaust Education as well as research on the shaping of memory of the Holocaust in European countries. As a student of the esteemed Israeli historians, Yehuda Bauer and Israel Gutman, her doctoral dissertation on “The Developments in Holocaust Education in Israel, 1948-1980” (1986) was path breaking. She taught for many years at the Kibbutzim College of Education in Tel-Aviv, Israel, where she founded and directed the Holocaust Education Center. Her many books and articles (many of which have been translated into English, Polish, German, and Czech) include Shoa – A Journey to Memory (1998) and Shreds of Childhood: Educating Children and Youth in Theresienstadt and in Auschwitz-Birkenau (1993).

Dr. Nili Keren

Tel Aviv University
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Areas of Expertise:
Holocaust and Genocide Studies, History, Holocaust Rememberance, Education, Interfaith Relationships, Religious Studies

Selected Publications Include:

  • Bauer, Yehuda, and Nili Keren. A History of the Holocaust. New York: Franklin Watts, 1982
  • Resisei Yaldut Fragments of Childhood. (Hebrew). Tel Aviv: Ha-Kibbutz Ha-Meuchad and The Ghetto Fighters’ House, 1993
  • Shoa: A Journey to Memory. (Hebrew). Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv Publising House, 1999