applyThe one-year International Master’s Program in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa is dedicated to creating and nurturing a new generation of Holocaust researchers and educators. The program aims at providing students with more than just an academic curriculum; it has been designed with the addition of exciting and challenging activities to spark the interest of the student and encourage personal development and wisit our blogdedication to the field of Holocaust research

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Academic Emphasis on Museums

Academic Emphasis on Education


The program offers courses in history of the Holocaust period and WWII, psychological aspects of trauma, anthropology of memory, genocide and crimes against humanity as well as courses in International law, Holocaust Education, cultural expressions of the Holocaust in Film and literature. 

PhD in Holocaust Studies

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Internship & Volunteering

Our rich academic course offerings are supplemented by excellent internship opportunities and compulsory volunteer work with Holocaust survivors through collaboration with Amcha. Read about students' experiences interning here, and students' experiences volunteering here.  For a list of institutions that offer our studnets internships click here. for volunteer work click here.

Read more about the variety of internship opportunities offered by the program.

Study tour

Seminars at Yad Vashem and the Ghetto Fighters House Museum are an integral part of the program as well as an organized study tour to Poland or Germany which will include visits to historical sites, museums and research centers. Read more

Reflections on our Study tour to Poland and Germany, by Devra Katz



The program offers scholarships on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Once you are registered to the program, the academic committee will review your eligibility. Aside of the scholarships offered by the program.

please check this link for other funding sources. 

Our Students

Each year we accept 30 students from around the world. Our international students, from over 20 different countries, have diverse research backgrounds and interests, and their collaborative efforts make a unique cohort each year that enriches our program.

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 Meet Our Current Students

Our Second Cohort, 2013-14

Our First Cohort, 2012-13

Watch Simon, Hannah and Miri talk about the program 

Meet Mary, Audrey and Victoria, students of the 2013 cohort

Students of the 2013 cohort thanking Livnat family for donation