The Rosenthal Institute, established by the late Professor Randolph Braham, pursued interrelated research, publications, and educational programs on the Holocaust. The Institute also coordinated occasional in-service courses for teachers, offered special as well as scheduled public lectures, videotaped survivor testimonies, sponsored a limited number of fellowships to young scholars, responded to public inquiries about Holocaust-related matters, and published monographs in its Holocaust Studies Series.
A gift of over 400 books on the Holocaust -- mostly personal narratives -- donated to the Institute have been merged into the circulating collection of the Mina Rees Library.
The Institute for Sephardic Studies is devoted to research, special projects and curriculum development on the civilization of the Jews of Spain and the Middle East. It offers public lectures and teacher training workshops and encourages the study of the Sephardic experience in the doctoral programs at the Graduate Center. Its oral history collection explores the experience of Sephardic Jewish immigrants to the United States. Among its ongoing projects is the development of education modules to integrate the Sephardic experience in teaching Jewish History.
Director: Professor Jane S. Gerber
Room Number: 5114.03