Beth Dotan

Beth Dotan, from Omaha, joined the UNL Harris Center for Judaic Studies as Research Assistant Professor in the Spring of 2023. Her research focuses on Digital Holocaust Memory and Education, cultivating the stories of Holocaust survivors who settled in Nebraska and World War II liberators of Nazi camps who hailed from the state. Understanding the need to provide Holocaust educational frameworks to teachers and students in Nebraska, she served as the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Holocaust Education (IHE) in Omaha for 13 years. To gain a broader perspective on this work, she also worked as the Director of the International Department at the Ghetto Fighters’ House Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Heritage Museum in the Western Galilee, Israel. Returning home after many years in Israel, Beth earned her Ph.D. in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.