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Kean University


  • B.S.W., York University
  • Ph.D., Clark University, Holocaust History

Areas of Expertise

Adara Goldberg has been the proud Director of Kean’s Holocaust Resource Center/Council on Global Education and Citizenship since 2918. After completing her Ph.D. in Holocaust History at Clark University, Goldberg held prestigious fellowships at Stockton University and Hebrew University, and served as the Education Director for the Vancouver Holocaust Education Center. Her first book, Holocaust Survivors in Canada: Exclusion, Inclusion, Transformation, 1947-1955 (University of Manitoba Press, 2015), won the Marsid Foundation Prize at the 2016 Western Canada Jewish Book Awards. The book represents the first comprehensive analysis of the resettlement and integration experiences of 35,000 Holocaust survivors and their families in postwar Canada. She has contributed numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews on Holocaust memory, refugee policy, and history and social justice education. Since 2016, she been a member of the Yad Vashem Working Group on Child Holocaust Survivors and the Canadian advisory committee for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Her current research explores Holocaust survivor contributions to community rebuilding and memorialization in New Jersey.

Courses Taught

  • Holocaust
  • Genocide
  • Modern Humanity

Teaching Philosophy

I am committed to preserving the memory of the Holocaust, and its survivors, through education, awareness, and commemoration. I strive to equip students with the foundational historical knowledge and skills to identify prejudice, combat prejudice, and develop empathy for the "other". I believe that this generation has the power to change the world for the better.