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Hasia Diner is an American historian. Diner is the Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History; Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, History; and Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University.[1]

Diner received a B.A. in 1968 from the University of Wisconsin. She went on to earn an M.A. in 1970 from the University of Chicago; and a Ph.D. in 1976 from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

In 2002 she published Her Works Praise Her: A History of Jewish Women in America from Colonial Times to the Present.[2]

In 2009 she published We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962. According to Adam Kirsch, the book "drive(s) a stake, once and for all, through the heart of a historical falsehood that has proved remarkably durable. This is the notion that, as Diner’s subtitle has it, American Jews were initially 'silent' about the Holocaust—that the greatest catastrophe in Jewish history was somehow swept under the rug of American Jewry’s collective consciousness."[3]




  1. ^ "Hasia Diner". Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies. New York University. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
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  3. ^ Kirsch, Adam. "All Quiet; Were postwar American Jews really ‘silent’ about the Holocaust?", Tablet Magazine, June 23, 2009.
  4. ^ "The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program: Hasia Diner". Organization of American Historians. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  5. ^ "Fellows: Hasia R. Diner, 2010". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on October 20, 2013. Retrieved 2017-02-12.