Holocaust researcher David Bankier dies at 63

David Bankier, a prominent Holocaust scholar and head of Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research, has died after a lengthy illness. He was 63. Bankier earned his Ph.D. in Jewish History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His doctoral thesis focused on German society and Nazi anti-Semitism. He later taught at universities in Britain, the United States, South Africa and South America.


Bankier published numerous scholarly studies, including a book titled: "The Germans and the Final Solution: Public Opinion Under Nazism." Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev called Bankier "a gifted lecturer, and a human being of outstanding integrity, brilliance and humility." Bankier, who was divorced, is survived by three children. (AP)




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