Graduate Program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies Offered at YU

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The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University is pleased to offer a Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies beginning in the fall semester 2021.

“Holocaust Education, at its heart, is character education, which is sorely needed in today’s world,” said Dr. Shay Pilnik, director of the Fish Center. “This new program will form the core of the Fish Center’s mission to build a new cadre of teachers, professional and lay leaders across the United States committed to Holocaust education and remembrance and ready to meet the challenges the field is currently facing.”

The new master’s program joins the Fish Center’s current programming, which includes courses, lectures and teacher training workshops attracting students from across the United States and abroad.

It also fulfills the vision of the Fish Center’s founder, Emil A. Fish, to have the Center conduct a multidisciplinary investigation of the Holocaust of European Jewry through history, theology, psychology, law, literature and education by relying on the resources and faculty of one of the world’s premier Jewish institutions for higher education.

Information about the program can be found at on the Fish Center website or by contacting Dr. Shay Pilnik ( or Hodaya Blau (