The Chair for Holocaust Studies

The Holocaust Studies program at UCLA is a preeminent center of Holocaust scholarship. In 1980, The 1939 Society made a generous donation to UCLA to establish The Chair for Holocaust Studies, the first such chair in the country, continuing its support for exceptional academic programming at UCLA.

Saul Friedlander, survivor of the Holocaust and distinguished professor of history, is the current holder of the chair. Dr. Friedlander’s books on the Holocaust have earned him a MacArthur Award (called the “genius award”) and a Pulitzer Prize. His work continues to educate millions on the subject of the Holocaust.

For more information, please visit the Center for Jewish Studies.

Lecture Series

The 1939 Society partners with UCLA’s Center for Jewish Studies, a world leader in scholarship on Jewish culture and history, to draw renowned speakers to the UCLA campus. The program brings together global thought leaders on Jewish issues. Speakers discuss a wide variety of topics, from history and religion, to politics and Jewish humor.

For more information and to see the upcoming speakers schedule, please visit the Center for Jewish Studies events page.