Georges Bensoussan

Georges Bensoussan (1952) is a French historian specialized in the cultural history of Europe of the nineteenth and twentieth century and, in particular, Jewish worlds.

Bensoussan studied history at the University Paris I and got his Ph.D. while working as a professor of history in high school in Paris. In 1991, he was part of the team that launched Sens Magazine together with Michel Cool and Bernard Stephan. He is also editor-in-chief of the Revue d'histoire de la Shoah and editor at the Shoah Memorial (Paris). His work focuses on antisemitism, the Holocaust, Zionism and the links between history and memory.  He tries to place the Holocaust in the global history of the world by revealing that it represents it's culmination, not an anomaly.

Some of his most acclaimed works are Génocide pour mémoire. Des racines du désastre aux questions d'aujourd'hui (1989), Auschwitz en héritage? D'un bon usage de la mémoire (1998), Les Territoires perdus de la République: antisémitisme, racisme et sexisme en milieu scolaire (2002), Europe, une passion génocidaire. Essai d'histoire culturelle (2006), Une France soumise - Les voix du refus (2017).

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