Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, the former Director of the Institute of the Righteous at Yad Vashem, teaches History of the Shoah at Stern College and History of the 20th Century at Touro College. Dr. Paldiel, a leading authority on rescue during the Holocaust, has written several books including The Path of the Righteous: Gentile Rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust, Whosoever Saves One Life: The Uniqueness of the Righteous Among the Nations and Sheltering the Jews: Stories of Holocaust Rescuers and German Rescuers of Jews – Individuals versus the System.
In 1991, Dr. Paldiel was the Ida E. King Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Holocaust Studies at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He received a B.A. from Hebrew University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion and Holocaust Studies from Temple University.
Dr. Marco Coslovich is an historian and educator based in Trieste. He is an expert in the memory of the deportation and on the concentration camp of Dachau. He has published books on the Nazi extermination camps, totalitarianism, and the Fascist persecutions of the Jews. He is president of the organization “Historical Perspectives” and director of the oral history project “The Last Roll Call”, which collects video interviews with survivors of the Fascist, Nazi, and Communist regimes. Among his best known books are: Gli anni negati, F.K.L. – on the experience of deportation from a woman’s perspective, Nemici per la pelle, on divided historical memories, Come amare le viole del pensiero?, Dio non c’era a Ravensbruk – the diary of Nora Pincherle. In 2008 Coslovich published Giovanni Palatucci: a Fair Memory, the result of 15 years of research on Giovanni Palatucci. The book examines and reframes Palatucci’s case within the historical context of his time, and discusses the phenomenon of scholarship politicization in this field. Marco Coslovich took part in an RAI television special on Giovanni Palatucci and co-produced, with Ennio Guerrato, the documentary Il tramonto di Spartaco on the concentration systems in Nazi Germany and Communist Yugoslavia.