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Rafael Medoff is Visiting Scholar in the Jewish Studies Program at Purchase College, the State University of New York. His publications on American responses to the Holocaust include The Deafening Silence: American Jewish Leaders and the Holocaust (1987) and essays in numerous scholarly journals.

David S. Wyman is the Josiah DuBois Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of Paper Walls: America and the Refugee Crigis. 1938-1941 and The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust. 1941-1945. He has also edited America and the Holocaust, a 13-volume set of documents used in The Abandonment of the Jews

Bat-Ami Zucker is a Senior Lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Her books include United States Aid to Israel and Its Reflection in the New York Times and the Washington Post. 1948-1973 (1991) and In Search of Refuge: Jews and United States Consuls in Nazi Germany, 1933-1941 (2000).

Felicia Herman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, where she is completing a dissertation on the relationship of the American Jewish community and the motion picture industry from 1913 to 1947.

Rona Sheramy is an Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Co-director of the Jewish Studies Program at Bard College.

Joseph Ansell has recently completed a book manuscript on the artistic and political themes in Arthur Szyk's work. He has taught and served as an administrator at the University of Maryland, College Park, Otterbein College, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and has been serving as a consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum for a forthcoming (opening March 2002) Szyk exhibition.

Walter Laqueur's most recent works are Generation Exodus (2001) and the (edited) Holocaust Encyclopedia (2001). [End Page 1]


Warren Belasco, Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is the author of Americans on the Road: From Autocamp to Motel (1979), Appetite for Change: How the Counterculture Took on the Food Industry (1993), and several articles about food marketing, including "Ethnic Fast Foods: The Corporate Melting Pot" (Food and Foodways, 1987).

Leon A. Jick is Professor Emeritus of American Jewish History at Brandeis University. He is the author of The Americanization of the Synagogue 1820-1870.

H. David Kirk is Professor Emeritus (Sociology), University of Waterloo, and Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria. His books Shared Fate and Adoptive Kinship have been instrumental in changing adoption laws in many parts of the world. His is currently finishing a biography of journalist-author Pierre van Paassen.

Julius Lester is a Professor in the Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Department and Adjunct Professor in the English and History Departments at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Among other works, he is the author of Lovesong: Becoming A Jew.

Daniel C. Littlefield is Carolina Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in Colonial South Carolina (1981).

Naima Prevots is Professor and Chair of Performing Arts at American University. Her most recent book, Dance for Export: Cultural Diplomacy and the Cold War (1999), has just appeared in paperback.

Edward S. Shapiro, Professor Emeritus of History at Seton Hall University, is the author of A Time for Healing: American Jewry Since World War II, a volume in the American Jewish Historical Society's series The Jewish People in America. He is currently writing a history of the Crown Heights (Brooklyn) riot of August 1991.

Karin Wulf, Associate Professor of History at American University, is co-editor of Milcah Martha Moore's Book: A Commonplace Book from Revolutionary America (1997) and author of Not All Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia (2000). [End Page 2]



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