Professor David Bankier 311 aj.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
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."
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.