New Director of the Holocaust Center

Dr. Nils Roemer has been appointed as director of the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Roemer, the Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies, succeeds Dr. Abby Kratz, who recently was appointed to lead the University’s new Office of Institutional Scholarship Administration.

“It has been a tremendous privilege to be a part of the center since arriving at UT Dallas almost 10 years ago,” Roemer said. “I am thrilled to assume the role as director and help maintain its zenith trajectory as a nationally and internationally recognized Center of Holocaust Studies.

“Together with my colleagues Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Dr. David Patterson, and an incredibly supportive advisory board, I will endeavor to guide the center’s ever more important role at UT Dallas and in the Dallas Metroplex.”

Roemer’s research focuses on modern European and Jewish history, and the Holocaust. He teaches courses and offers graduate supervision in the School of Arts and Humanities.

The Ackerman Center, which serves UT Dallas students and the larger community, was created through a gift from the Edward and Wilhelmina Ackerman Foundation. Faculty research is supported 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.

The center offers undergraduate and graduate courses, a graduate certificate in Holocaust Studies, and PhD and graduate fellowships. The center hosts the annual Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series.

The center also is home to the Arnold A. Jaffe Holocaust Library Collection, a book, video and electronic materials resource for scholars of Holocaust studies and for the broader public.

from the UT Dallas News Center

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