Dr. Lior Alperovitch is a lecturer on the 20th-century history of Europe and the Jewish people, in particular the history of the Holocaust. He completed the bulk of his academic studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, including two master’s degrees – one in history and the other in Jewish thought – and a doctorate. His doctoral dissertation examined Israeli-German relations during the first two decades of the State of Israel, and he conducted his post-doctoral studies at the Strochlitz Institute for Holocaust Research at the University of Haifa. Lior speaks seven languages, and was awarded a Shluchei Tzibur scholarship for promoting higher education among Haredi leaders, as well as a scholarship from the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. He has lectured in history for many years at a number of institutions, including the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, the Holon Institute of Technology, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and the Peres Academic Center. Lior is himself a graduate of the Mandel Program for Leadership Development in the Haredi Community in which he now teaches.
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