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Encyclopedia > Michael Berenbaum

Michael Berenbaum is an American scholar, professor, writer, and film-maker, who specializes in the study of the memorialization of the Holocaust. He is perhaps most famous for his work as Project Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and as such should be considered the creator of the museum. Concentration camp inmates during the Holocaust The Holocaust was Nazi Germanys systematic genocide (ethnic cleansing) of various ethnic, religious, national, and secular groups during World War II. Early elements include the Kristallnacht pogrom and the T-4 Euthanasia Program established by Hitler that killed some 200,000 people. ... Exterior of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum viewed from 14th St. ...


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. Queens College, Queens College or Queens College is the name of more than one institution, see: Queens College, Cambridge Queens College, Charlotte Queens College, Hong Kong Queens College, London Queens College, New York Queens College, Nassau The Queens College, Oxford Queens College was the... Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. ... The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים) is one of Israels biggest and most important institutes of higher learning and research. ... The Jewish Theological Seminary of America The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, known in the Jewish community simply as JTS, is the academic and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism, and is the movements main rabbinical seminary. ... For the unrelated Jesuit university in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ... Orthodox Judaism is one of the three major branches of Judaism. ...


Berenbaum has held teaching posts at Florida State University, the University of Judaism (Los Angeles), Yale University, Georgetown University, Wesleyan University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, College Park, and American University. The University of Judaism, informally known as the UJ, is a university with Jewish undergraduate, graduate, rabbinic, cantorial, and continuing education studies. ... Yale redirects here. ... Georgetown University is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It is both the oldest Roman Catholic and oldest Jesuit university in the United States, having been founded on January 23, 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. ... Wesleyan University founded in 1831, is a private, liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut. ...   The George Washington University (GWU) is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian university located in Washington, D.C.. Founded in 1821 as The Columbian College on land provided by former President George Washington, the university has since developed into one of the worlds leading educational and research institutions. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., USA. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is considered to be a Public Ivy... For other universities known as American University, see American University (disambiguation). ...


He is the author and editor of twelve books, including After Tragedy and Triumph, a study of the state of American Jewry in the early 1990s. At present, Rabbi Berenbaum is serving as the editor for the 'Americana' and Holocaust sections of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound for presentation through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications. ... The Encyclopaedia Judaica is a 26-volume English-language encyclopedia of the Jewish people and their faith, Judaism. ...


Berenbaum co-produced One Survivor Remembers: The Gerda Weissmann Klein Story, a film which was recognized with an Academy award, an Emmy Award and the Cable Ace Award. In 2001, Berenbaum was historical consultant for the History Channel's The Holocaust: The Untold Story, which won the CINE Goldgen 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 on the Holocaust in Turkey and on "About Face: The Story of The Jewish Refugee Soldiers of WWII" One Survivor Remembers is a documentary by Kary Antholis in which Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein recounts her six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... An Emmy Award. ... The History Channel is a cable television channel, dedicated to the presentation of historical events and persons, often with frequent observations and explanations by noted historians as well as reenactors and witnesses to events, if possible. ... CINE is a consortium formulated to depict American life and thought realistically for a global audience. ... Despeate Hours (1990) DVD cover This 1990 film was a remake of the 1955 Humphrey Bogart film, The Desperate Hours. ...


Berenbaum's wife is the president of the California chapter of the MPAA. The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ...


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Michael Berenbaum: Information from Answers.com (337 words)
Berenbaum was ordinated (Orthodox) by Rabbi Yaakov Rabin at the age of 23.
At present, Rabbi Berenbaum is serving as the editor for the 'Americana' and Holocaust sections of the Encyclopaedia Judaica.
Berenbaum's wife is the president of the California chapter of the MPAA.
Dr. Michael Berenbaum (673 words)
Michael Berenbaum is a writer, lecturer, and teacher consulting in the conceptual development of museums and the historical development of films.
Berenbaum is a graduate of Queens College (BA, 1967) and Florida State University (Ph.D., 1975), and also attended The Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Boston University.
Berenbaum was an elected fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education.
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