Samuel D. Kassow, born to Holocaust survivors in a displaced camp in Germany, is Charles H. Northam Professor of History at Trinity College. In 2006-2012 he was a lead historian for two of the galleries of Polin, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. He has received the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson and Danforth Fellowships and has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Jewish Research. Kassow’s many publications include Students Professors and the State in Tsarist Russia: 1884-1917 (1989), The Distinctive Life of East European Jewry (2003) and Who Will Write Our History: Emanuel Ringelblum and the Secret Ghetto Archive (2007), which has been translated into eight languages and made into a documentary film.
Samuel D. Kassow
Charles H. Northam Professor of History, Trinity College