Dr. Haim Gertner has been the Director of the Yad Vashem Archives Division since 2008. In this capacity, he leads an extensive project to collect all historical and personal Holocaust-related documentation and to make it openly accessible to the public through an innovative amalgamation of content and technology. He also serves as a partner and consultant on projects aimed at providing access to Digital Humanities in Israel and around the world, and is among the leaders of EHRI (European Holocaust Research Infrastructure).
Prior to assuming the position at the Yad Vashem Archives, he held – beginning in 2001 – senior positions at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies, first as Director of Programs and Curricula Development and later as Director of the Teacher Training Department.
With a Ph.D. in Modern Jewish History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Jewish Studies at Harvard University, Dr. Gertner has considerable experience in the academia. He has taught at the Department of Jewish History of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Open University in Tel Aviv, and served as the Director General of an academic college in Jerusalem.