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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Deborah Dash Moore

Deborah Dash MooreDeborah Dash Moore is the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. She is the author of a trilogy covering the history of American Jews in the twentieth century, beginning with the experience of Jews in New York City, then moving on to GI Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (2004), and ending with histories of Jews in the postwar decades. Her recent work looks at the visual dimensions of Jewish experience, especially the role of Jewish documentary photographers in shaping perceptions of the modern world. Her books have regularly garnered awards, most recently a National Jewish Book Award for the best book of the year (2013).

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