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David A. Patterson

David A. Patterson

Commissioner
Dallas, TX

Dr. David Patterson is a member of the World Union of Jewish Studies and the Association for Jewish Studies. He has delivered lectures at numerous universities and community organizations throughout the world. He is a consultant to many national organizations, including the Philadelphia Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. He was also a participant in the Weinstein Symposium on the Holocaust.

He also serves as co-editor-in-chief for the Stephen S. Weinstein Series in Post-Holocaust Studies, published by the University of Washington Press.

A winner of the National Jewish Book Award and the Koret Jewish Book Award, Patterson has published more 30 books and more than 140 articles and chapters in journals and books in philosophy, literature, Judaism, Holocaust and education.

Patterson is the editor and translator of the English edition of The Complete Black Book of Russian Jewry(2002), and he is a major contributor and co-editor (with Alan L. Berger and Sarita Cargas) of the Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature (2002), as well as co-editor (with John K. Roth) of Fire in the Ashes: God, Evil, and the Holocaust (2005) and After-Words: Post-Holocaust Struggles with Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Justice (2004). He has also translated literary works by Ivan Turgenev, F. M. Dostoevsky, and Leo Tolstoy.

Patterson’s most recent book is Genocide in Jewish Thought (2012). He has his doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Dr. Patterson is currently the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies.