Dagmar Herzog Receives Distinguished Achievement Award in Holocaust Studies

Distinguished Professor Dagmar Herzog (History) was recently presented the Distinguished Achievement Award in Holocaust Studies.
Bestowed biannually by the Holocaust Educational Foundation (HEF) of Northwestern University, the award recognizes exemplary teachers, scholars, and mentors. This year’s four honorees were chosen for their “extraordinary contributions to the field of Holocaust Studies through their groundbreaking scholarship and selfless devotion to their students and colleagues,” according to the Foundation.
Herzog has published extensively on the histories of sexuality and gender, theology and religion, Jewish-Christian relations, and Holocaust memory. She has also edited anthologies on sexuality in the Third Reich, sexuality in twentieth-century Austria, and the Holocaust.

Survivors, their children, and their friends established HEF in 1976 in order to preserve and promote awareness of the Holocaust of European Jews. The Foundation is dedicated to providing resources for college- and university-level educators who teach the Holocaust in a range of fields.

The award was presented at the Lessons and Legacies conference, held earlier this month in Boca Raton. Herzog also spoke at the event, which brings together Holocaust scholars from around the world for presentations and discussion.

Submitted on: NOV 17, 2014

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