About the Center

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For more than 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, founded in 1986, is supported by the generous support of the University and in part by visionary philanthropy that has enabled the establishment of endowments offering academic and outreach support, graduate student research, and fellowships to help fund the academic careers of graduate students in the program. The program is further enhanced by the generous support for faculty research through the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies, the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, the Barbara and Stan Rabin Professorship in Holocaust Studies, and the Jacqueline and Michael Wald Professorship in Holocaust Studies.