The unique, multidisciplinary MA Program in Holocaust Studies is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers and educators. In addition to a rigorous and varied curriculum with leading academics and researchers, our students gain professional experience through internship opportunities at a variety of Holocaust-related institutions, seminars, a foreign study tour, and volunteering opportunities with Holocaust survivors to help foster personal relationship and dedication to the field of Holocaust Studies.
What you will study
The program offers courses on the history of the Holocaust period and WWII as well courses on psychological aspects of trauma, the anthropology of memory, genocide and crimes against humanity, international law, museum studies, Holocaust education, and cultural expressions of the Holocaust in film and literature. Language instruction in Yiddish and German is also offered. Both thesis and non-thesis tracks are available.
Hana Green, USA - Weiss-Livnat International MA in Holocaust Studies- 2016-2017 Cohort:
"I am grateful beyond words for the opportunity to study at this institution and alongside such kind, passionate and helpful peers and professors. This community has fostered a sense of belonging in a place foreign to many, and has allowed for its students to thrive and achieve. What I have found to value most is the diversity surrounding this program, which can be seen in our course listings, our wide range of research interests, and backgrounds. Every student brings something different to the table."
"The Weiss-Livnat MA in Holocaust Studies program has greatly invested in its students, and I am so very grateful for this experience and the impact it has had on not only my academic and career aspirations, but also, on my personal growth and development."
Andreea Camelia Tudor, Romania - Weiss-Livnat International MA in Holocaust Studies- 2017-2018 Cohort:
"Haifa is a wonderful place to study because I think it's an amalgam of cultures and you can see how cultures coexist peacefully and they give birth to a wonderful mix of lifestyles, traditions, customs and languages."
About the School
The University of Haifa is the leading university in Israel in the fields of humanities, social sciences, marine research, and education. It is home to 7 faculties, 8 schools and 72 research centers.