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Gabriel Finder

Professor
Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
191 Nau
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
University of Chicago, M.A., 1990, Ph.D. 1997
University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1984
Brandeis University, B.A., 1978
AS-JWST AICE Scholar 2013-2014 - Assaf Shelleg
Source: The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
July 15, 2013 – July 14, 2014
AS-JWST AICE Scholar 2012-13
Source: The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise
July 15, 2012 – July 14, 2013
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
RELJ 3372: German Jewish Culture and History
Credits: 3
This course provides a wide-ranging exploration of the culture, history & thought of German Jewry from 1750 to 1939. It focuses on the Jewish response to modernity in Central Europe and the lasting transformations in Jewish life in Europe and later North America. Readings of such figures as: Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Rahel Varnhagen, Franz Kafka, Gershom Scholem, Martin Buber, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxembourg, Walter Benjamin, and Freud.
HIEU 3372: German Jewish Culture and History
Credits: 3
This course provides a wide-ranging exploration of the culture and history of German Jewry from 1750 to 1939. It focuses on the Jewish response to modernity in Central Europe and the lasting transformations in Jewish life in Europe and later North America. Readings of such figures as: Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Rahel Varnhagen, Franz Kafka, Gershom Scholem, Martin Buber, Karl Marx, Rosa Luxembourg, Walter Benjamin, and Sigmund Freud.
ZFOR 3503: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
HIEU 3692: The Holocaust
Credits: 3
This course aims to clarify basic facts and explore competing explanations for the origins and unfolding of the Holocaust (the encounter between the Third Reich and Europe's Jews between 1933 and 1945) that resulted in the deaths of almost six million Jews.
GETR 3693: Holocaust Testimony
Credits: 3
This course explores what it means not only to read or listen to but also to see testimony by Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. We will also view and analyze testimony by survivors of other genocides and atrocities. The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop the theoretical background and skills of close reading and close viewing necessary to analyze oral testimony.
HIEU 3695: The Holocaust and the Law
Credits: 3
This course explores the pursuit of justice after the Holocaust. We will study legal responses to the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews from 1945 to the 1960s through the lens of pivotal post-Holocaust trials, including the 1945-1946 Nuremberg Trial; the 1961 Eichmann Trial, and the 1963-1965 Frankfurt Auschwitz Trial. We will ask how the pursuit of legal justice after the Holocaust affects our understanding of the legal process.
IMP 4970: Interdisciplinary Thesis
Credits: 3
Required Thesis for Interdisciplinary majors.
JWST 4970: Supervised Research
Credits: 3
Supervised Research
IMP 4971: Interdisciplinary Thesis
Credits: 3
Required Thesis for Interdisciplinary majors.
JWST 4980: Supervised Research
Credits: 3
This course offers students to conduct independent study in Jewish Studies under the supervision of a professor in Jewish Studies.
RUSS 4990: Senior Honors Thesis
Credits: 3
Required of honors majors in Russian language and literature and Russian and East European studies.
GERM 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Prerequisite: Approval by a supervising faculty member.
GERM 4998: Honors Research and Thesis
This is the first semester of the year-long DMP thesis. Students who enroll in it will only receive a grade when the complete its sequel, GERM 4999, at which point they will receive 6 credits. Prerequisite: Admission to the DMP, permission of undergraduate advisor and a supervising faculty member.
GERM 4999: Honors Research and Thesis
Credits: 6
This is the second semester of the year-long DMP thesis. Students should enroll in this course only if they have completed GERM 4998, and must enroll in GERM 4999 to receive credit for GERM 4998. Prerequisite: Admission to the DMP, permission of undergraduate advisor and a supervising faculty member; GERM 4998.
EURS 5692: The Holocaust
Credits: 3
This course examines the encounter between Nazi Germany and Europe's Jews between 1933 and 1945, resulting in the death of almost six million Jews. We aim to clarify basic facts and explanations for the origins and unfolding of the Holocaust. We will ask why Germans, Jews, and other Europeans did what they did during the Holocaust. We will read a Holocaust survivor memoir and will also examine relations between US and Nazi race laws.

American Council of Learned Societies, East European Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-1.

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowship, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2000-1.

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Samuel and Flora Weiss Research Fellowship, 2007-8.

Research Support in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, University of Virginia, 2009.