Dennis Klein

​Professor of History


Expertise: Jewish history and culture, the Fair Trade movement, memory of the Holocaust era, interfaith and group dynamics, genocide, developments of massive state violence and their aftermath

Biography: Dr. Dennis B. Klein is director of Kean University's Jewish Studies Program and the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He is author or editor of four books, including Hidden History of the Kovno Ghetto (Little, Brown in cooperation with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1997) and The Genocidal Mind (Paragon, 2005). He is completing a study of survivors' memoirs called The Second Liberation: Moral Survival After Atrocity. He is founding editor in chief of Dimensions: A Journal of Holocaust Studies and founding director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Braun Center for Holocaust Studies.

In the News:

TLV1 Israeli radio, Unforgettable and Unforgivable: Narratives of Betrayal in Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs, December 9, 2014

The Star-Ledger, Fighting Our Numbness to World Atrocities, August 18, 2013

The Star-Ledger, To Combat Syrian Genocide, American Voices Must Be Heard, June 18, 2012

The Record, Kristallnacht: Reflections on Late Empires, November 10, 2011


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