Faculty Directory
Joshua Zimmerman


Eli and Diana Zborowski Professorial Chair in Holocaust Studies and East European Jewish History; Professor of History

BA, University of California at Santa Cruz,
MA, University of California at Los Angeles,
PhD, Brandeis University,

Dr. Joshua Zimmerman is an associate professor of history, Eli and Diana Zborowski Professorial Chair in Holocaust Studies and East European Jewish History. He received his PhD in comparative history from Brandeis University.

His interests include East European Jewish history, modern Europe and Russia/Eastern Europe, and nationalism.

Zimmerman was Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance Research Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC in 2011-2012. He has been a Skirball Vising Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and a Fulbright Scholar at Warsaw University.

He is the author of THE POLISH UNDERGROUND AND THE JEWS, 1939-1945 (Cambridge University Press, 2017),  POLES, JEWS AND THE POLITICS OF NATIONALITY: THE BUND AND THE POLISH SOCIALIST PARTY IN LATE TSARIST RUSSIA, 1892-1914 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2004) and editor of two volumes: JEWS IN ITALY UNDER FASCIST AND NAZI RULE, 1922-1945 (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and CONTESTED MEMORIES: POLES AND JEWS DURING THE HOLOCAUST AND ITS AFTERMATH (Rutgers University Press, 2003).

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Spring 2018
Destruct of Eur Jewry-1933-45
JHI 6484


History of Modern Russia
HIS 2154


History of Modern Russia
HIST 2154


Fall 2017
HIST 2141


The Holocaust
HIS 2141


Varieties of Jew Nationalism
JHI 6506


Spring 2017
Jews Eastern Europe: 1914-Pres
JHI 5441


The Transformations of Europe
HIS 1102