Rosenberg Senior Scholar

William Rosenberg was born in Czestochowa, Poland in 1929. The only survivor of his family of seven children, he was incarcerated in seven concentration camps. As president of the New Haven Farband and the New Haven survivors fellowship group, Willy was instrumental in the founding of the Holocaust Survivors Film Project (HSFP). He was a tireless advocate for the HSFP and later for the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.

Current Fellows

Samuel KassowWilliam Rosenberg Senior Scholar

Samuel Kassow is the Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University, and has been a visiting professor at many institutions, including Harvard University, University of Toronto, Hebrew University, Dartmouth College, and others.

He served as lead historian for two of the galleries at Warsaw’s POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews from  2006 to 2013. Professor Kassow is the author and editor of a number of books, including Who Will Write Our History: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Secret Ghetto Archive (Indiana University Press, 2007), which was a finalist for a National Jewish Book Award and recipient of the Orbis Prize. It has been translated into numerous languages and a feature film based on the book was released in 2018. Most recently he has co-edited, along with David Roskies, the ninth volume of the Posen Anthology of Jewish Culture, published by Yale University Press in 2019. His annotated translation of the Warsaw Ghetto memoirs of Rachel Auerbach are also forthcoming.