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Michael Berenbaum (born 1945) is an American scholar, professor, rabbi, writer, and film-maker, who specializes in the study of the memorialization of the Holocaust. He is perhaps best known for his work as Deputy Director of the President's Commission on the Holocaust (1979—1980), Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) (1988—1993), and Director of the USHMM's Holocaust Research Institute (1993—1997); as such, Berenbaum played a major role in the creation of the USHMM and the content of its permanent exhibition. From 1997 - 1999, Berenbaum served as President and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, and subsequently (and currently) as Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust, located at the American Jewish University (formerly known as the University of Judaism), in Los Angeles, CA.

Berenbaum, who is Jewish, graduated from Queens College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 and received his doctorate from Florida State University in 1975. He also attended The Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Boston University. Berenbaum received Rabbinic ordination (Orthodox) by Rabbi Yaakov Rabin at the age of 23.

Berenbaum has held teaching posts at Florida State University, Yale University, Georgetown University, Wesleyan University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, College Park, and American University, and is currently a Professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University (Los Angeles).

He is the author and editor of eighteen books, including After Tragedy and Triumph, a study of the state of American Jewry in the early 1990s, as well as The World Must Know, Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp, and others. Berenbaum is the Executive Editor of the New Encyclopedia Judaica, 2nd ed., that includes 22 volumes, six million words, and 25,000 individual contributions to Jewish knowledge, published in December 2006 (ISBN 0028659287); it won the Dartmouth Medal of the American Library Association for the outstanding reference work of 2006.

Berenbaum co-produced The Gerda Weissmann Klein Story, a film which was recognized with an Academy award, an Emmy Award and the Cable Ace Award. He was the chief historical consultant for Last Days, which also won an Academy Award in 1998. In 2001, Berenbaum was historical consultant for the History Channel's The Holocaust: The Untold Story, which won the CINE Golden Eagle Award and a Silver Medal at the US International Film and Video Festival. He was also Executive Producer of a film entitled Desperate Hours about the unique and rarely acknowledged role The Republic of Turkey played in rescuing Jews from Nazi Germany's final solution and "About Face: The Story of The Jewish Refugee Soldiers of WWII". Berenbaum was executive producer of Swimming in Auschwitz and was a consultant for Defiance and Uprising, among other Holocaust-related films and documentaries.

Berenbaum's wife, Melissa Patack Berenbaum, is the Vice President and General Manager of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), California Group, and president of the California chapter of the MPAA. Berenbaum is the father of four children.

He is the model for the character Monty Pincus in Tova Reich’s 2007 satirical novel My Holocaust.

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Total Books: 26
The Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos during the Holocaust
2010 - The Yad Vashem Encyclopedia of the Ghettos During the Holocaust (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789653083455
ISBN-10: 9653083457
Genres: History, Reference
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After Tragedy and Triumph Essays in Modern Jewish Thought and the American Experience
Not Your Father's Antisemitism Hatred of the Jews in the 21st Century
2008 - Not Your Father's Antisemitism Hatred of the Jews in the 21st Century (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781557788740
ISBN-10: 155778874X
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The World Must Know The History of the Holocaust as Told in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Murder Most Merciful Essays on the Ethical Conundrum Occasioned by Sigi Ziering's The Judgement of Herbert Bierhoff
A Promise to Remember The Holocaust in the Words and Voices of its Survivors
2003 - A Promise to Remember the Holocaust in the Words and Voices of Its Survivors (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780821228289
ISBN-10: 0821228285
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Chronik des Holocaust
2002 - Chronik Des Holocaust (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783426272930
ISBN-10: 3426272938
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World Must Know The History of the Holocaust Memorial Museum
2000 - World Must Know the History of the Holocaust Memorial Museum (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780316092937
ISBN-10: 0316092932
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality
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Voices and Visions Vol7 A Collection of Primary Sources
1997 - Voices and VIsions Vol7 a Collection of Primary Sources [Blackbirch Series , No 7] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781567112078
ISBN-10: 1567112072
Genres: Children's Books, Reference, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Smoke to Flame Vol2 September 1935 to December 1938  Bk 2
1997 - Smoke to Flame Vol2 September 1935 to December 1938 Bk 2 [Holocaust Woodbridge, Conn.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781567112016
ISBN-10: 1567112013
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Inferno Vol 5 July 1943 to April 1945
1997 - Inferno Vol 5 July 1943 to April 1945 [Holocaust Woodbridge, Conn.] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781567112054
ISBN-10: 1567112056
Genre: Children's Books
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From the Ashes Vol 6 May 1945 and After
1997 - From the Ashes Vol 6 May 1945 and After [Holocaust Woodbridge, Conn.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781567112061
ISBN-10: 1567112064
Genres: Children's Books, History, Teen & Young Adult, Nonfiction
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Holocaust Resource Guide Vol 8 A Comprehensive Listing of Media for Further Study
1997 - Holocaust Resource Guide Vol 8 a Comprehensive Listing of Media for Further Study [Blackbirch Series , No 8] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781567112085
ISBN-10: 1567112080
Genres: Children's Books, Reference, Teen & Young Adult
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What Kind of God
1995 - What Kind of God (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780761800361
ISBN-10: 0761800360
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Christian Books & Bibles
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Elie Wiesel God the Holocaust an the Children of Israel
The World Must Know The History of the Holocaust as Told in United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
1993 - The World Must Know the History of the Holocaust As Told in United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780316091343
ISBN-10: 0316091340
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.9/5 Stars.
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A Mosaic of Victims Non-Jews Persecuted and Murdered by the Nazis
1992 - A Mosaic of VIctims Non-jews Persecuted and Murdered By the Nazis (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780814711750
ISBN-10: 0814711758
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After Tragedy and Triumph  Modern Jewish Thought and the American Experience
The Vision of the Void Theological Reflections on the Works of Elie Wiesel
1987 - The VIsion of the Void Theological Reflections on the Works of Elie Wiesel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780819561893
ISBN-10: 0819561894
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Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp
Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780253208842
ISBN-10: 025320884X
Genre: History
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Mundo Lo Debe Saber El
Mundo Lo Debe Saber El [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789681331702
ISBN-10: 9681331702
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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