David Engel

David Engel
Greenberg Professor Emeritus of Holocaust Studies, Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
New York University

David Engel came to New York University from Tel Aviv University in 1991. Initially Skirball Professor of Modern Jewish History at NYU, he was awarded the Greenberg chair in Holocaust Studies in 2000. He served as chair of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU from 2011 through 2018. From 1985 through 2016 Professor Engel edited the journal Gal-Ed: On the History and Culture of Polish Jews, published by Tel Aviv University. A member of the Academic Committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a senior scholar for the Nevzlin Forum for Young Scholars of Eastern European Jewish History, he has lectured and taught about various aspects of Jewish history throughout Europe, as well as in Japan and China.

Selected Publications

Facing a Holocaust: The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1943-1945

בין שחרור לבריחה: ניצולי השואה בפולין והמאבק על הנהגתם, 1946-1944

Historians of the Jews and the Holocaust

Zionism: A Short History of a Big Idea

“Away from a Definition of Antisemitism: An Essay in the Semantics of Historical Description,” in Rethinking Modern Jewish History, ed. Jeremy Cohen and Moshe Rosman

“World War I and its Impact on the Problem of Security in Jewish History,” in World War I and the Jews, ed. Jonathan Karp and Marsha Rozenblit