Havi Dreifuss (Ben-Sasson) researches a variety of topics relating to Polish Jewry during the Holocaust, lectures at the Tel Aviv University, and worked at Yad Vashem for years. She received her PhD in 2005 from the Hebrew University for the dissertation ‘Poland and Poles in the eyes of Polish Jews during the Second World War (1939-1944)’ and was granted with the three-year “Mandel Scholars” Program Scholarship of Scholion – Interdisciplinary Research Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2006-2009). Over the last few years she has published articles dealing with different aspects of daily life during the Holocaust in Eastern Europe, amongst them: “Jewish existence in the face of extermination”, “Religious leadership and religious life” and “Polish-Jewish relations“. Her book about Polish Jewish Relations during the Holocaust from the Jewish perspective was published by Yad Vashem (2009).
Havi Dreifuss will present a lecture entitled: “My Handiwork are Drowning in the Sea and You Utter a Song before Me!?” Orthodox Leadership in Warsaw during the Holocaust.