Bernard Wasserstein

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Bernard Wasserstein (born January 22, 1948[1]) is a professor of history. Wasserstein was born in London, and educated at the High School of Glasgow and at Wyggeston Boys' Grammar School, Leicester. He gained a BA in Modern History at Balliol College, Oxford University in 1969.

Wasserstein's main area of interest is Jewish history. His current areas of research involves three projects: first, a study of European Jewish intellectuals in the period after 1945; secondly, a book on the Jews in Europe on the eve of the Second World War; and thirdly, a micro-historical study of the relations of Jews with their neighbours in a small Polish town, Krakowiec, over the period 1772 to 1946.

Wasserstein currently teaches at the University of Chicago, but has taught previously at the University of Glasgow, Smith College, Brandeis University and Oxford University. Wasserstein's first teacher was Anna Freud.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Bernard Wasserstein" .Contemporary Authors Online. October 18, 2007. Retrieved on December 20, 2010.
  2. ^ Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize 2013

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