David Engel

Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies; Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor of Holocaust Studies; Chair, Hebrew & Judaic Studies

University of California, Los Angeles, PhD 1979

Office: 53 Washington Square South, Room 103

Phone: (212)998-8974

Research Interests

Modern Jewish political history; History of the Jews in Eastern Europe; the Holocaust

External Affiliations

Fellow of Diaspora Research Institute, Tel Aviv University - Fellow, since 1985; Association for Jewish Studies, Member - Board of Directors, since 1998; United States Holocaust Memorial Council - Member, Academic Committee, since 2002; Carnegie Commission on Ethics and International Affairs - Member, Commission on Polish-Jewish Relations, since 2002; Simon-Dubnow Institut, Leipzig - Member, International Academic Advisory Board, since 2001

Select Publications


Between Liberation and Flight: Holocaust Survivors in Poland and the Struggle for Leadership, 1944-1946, in Hebrew. Tel Aviv: Am Oved Publishers. 1996.

Facing a Holocaust: The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1943-1945. University of North Carolina Press. 1993.

In the Shadow of Auschwitz: The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1939-1942.University of North Carolina Press. 1987.


Golden Dozen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, New York University, 1995-96; Outstanding Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, Tel Aviv University, 1986-7