Israel W. Charny and Daphna Fromer
Israel W. Charny is Executive Director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem. He is the author of How Can We Commit the Unthinkable?: Genocide, The Human Cancer (1982); editor, with Shamai Davidson, of The Book of the lnternational Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide (1983); editor of Toward the Understanding and Prevention of Genocide (1984); and editor of Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review (1988) and Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review Volume 2 (in press, 1991 ).
Israel Charny is also Associate Professor of Psychology at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University where he directs the Postgraduate Interdisciplinary and Graduate Social Work Programs in Family Therapy. He has been devoted to the study of the Holocaust and genocide since the mid-1960s. He is committed to the idea that understanding the processes which brought about the unbearable evil of the Holocaust be joined with the age-old Jewish tradition of contributing to the greater ethical development of human civilization; and that a unique memorial to the Holocaust be forged in the development of new concepts of prevention of genocide to any and all peoples. His first publication on the subject which appeared in Jewish Education in 1958, was 'Teaching the Violence of the Holocaust: A Challenge to Educating Potential Future Oppressors and Victims for Nonviolence'.
He is the editor of the newsletter of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, Internet on the Holocaust and Genocide.
Daphna Fromer is a social worker at Abarbanel Mental Health Center in Bat Yam, Israel, and is a Fellow of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, Jerusalem. The present study was part of her dissertation for the M.S.W. degree at the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University under the direction of and in collaboration with Professor Israel Charny.
UPDATE ABOUT THE AUTHORS IN 2004
Israel W. Charny continues at this writing as the Executive Director of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide in Jerusalem. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Genocide, the first encyclopedia on this dread subject. The Encyclopedia was originally published in the United States in December 1999 and in England in January 2000, and is now into its third printing. In 2001 the Encyclopedia was also published in a partial French edition in France; and in 2003 it was released in an electronic edition or e-book on Internet. An interactive Textbook Edition of the Encyclopedia is now in preparation and is scheduled to be released for courses on the Holocaust and genocide in high schools and colleges for the academic year 2005-6. Israel Charny is the current Vice-President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. His latest work, Fascism and Democracy in the Human Mind: A New Bridge between Mind and Society, will be published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2005.
Daphna Fromer received her Ph.D. from the Bob Shapell School of Social Work at Tel Aviv University. She is now affiliated with Ashalim, the Association for Planning and Development of Services for Children and Youth at Risk and their Families, a non-profit association established by the Joint Distribution Committee of Israel, and supported by the Government of Israel, JDC-Israel and the United Jewish Federation of New York.
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