Publications Since 1998
- Beyond the Corporeal, The Life and Times of Abba Kovner, Am Oved and Yad Vashem, Tel Aviv, 2000, pp. 475 (Hebrew). Second printing: 2000. Won the Zandman and the Buchman prizes.
- 2004, Third printing of An Entangled Leadership, the Yishuv and the Holocaust 1942-1945, Am Oved, Tel Aviv, 1986, pp. 580 (Hebrew). Second printing: 1987.
- 2008, Con las manos atadas, El liderazgo zionista y el Holocausto 1939-1945, TAU y EDZ Nativ Ediciones, pp. 421: a translation into Spanish of The Blue and the Yellow Stars of David, The Zionist Leadership and the Holocaust, 1939-1945, Harvard University Press, 1990, pp. 334 (English).
- Israeli Society, the Holocaust and its Survivors, essays, Valentine Mitchell, 2008, pp. 459 (English).
- The Fall of a Sparrow, the Life and Times of Abba Kovner, Stanford UP, 2010, pp. 411 (English), won the National Jewish Book Award in the category of biography, autobiography and memoir.
- Smoke-Smelling Morning Coffee, Essays on the Encounters of the Yishuv and Israeli Society with the Holocaust and its Survivors, Am Oved and Yad Vashem, 2011, pp. 502. (Hebrew). Won the Egitt prize.
- Kauno getas: diena po dienos, Mosklo ir enciklopediju leidibos institutas, 2000, pp. 558, a translation into Lithuanian of Avraham Tory, Surviving the Holocaust, edited and with an introduction by Martin Gilbert, textual and historical notes by Dina Porat, Harvard University Press, 1990, pp. 554. Paperback edition: 1991 (English).
- D. Porat and R. Stauber, Anti-Semitism Worldwide, a Tel Aviv University Annual since 1994 (general analysis, country-by-country, essays and book reviews). English.
- A Yizkor Book to Riteve – A Jewish Shtetl in Lithuania, editing, introductions and annotations, pp. 207, Cape town, 2000 (English).
- Between the Star of David and the Yellow Star, The Jewish Community in Palestine and the Holocaust 1939-1945 (225 documents), eds: D. Porat and Y. Weitz, Yad Vashem and Yad Ben-Zvi, 2002, pp. 457. Second printing: 2005. A selection of documents (Hebrew).
- Abba Kovner, a Missive to Hashomer Hatzair Partisans, Moreshet, 2002, pp. 125.
Editing, introduction and endnotes (Hebrew, Yiddish and English).
- D. Porat and M. Naor, the Jewish Press in Eretz-Israel and the Holocaust, 1939-1945, Tel Aviv, 2002, pp. 296 (a collection of research essays). Second printing: 2005 (Hebrew).
- D. Porat and R. Stauber, eds., Antisemitism and Terror, Proceedings of the 2000 Tel Aviv University 5th international conference on anti-Semitism in New York, TAU, 2003, pp.182 (English).
- D. Porat and G. Ben-Dror, Between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism, Proceedings of the October 2002 Tel Aviv University 6th international conference on anti-Semitism in Mexico City, TAU, October 2003, pp. 216 (English).
- D. Porat, R. Braude and K. Ben-Yochanan
Changes in the Attitude of the Vatican towards the Jewish People and the State of Israel following the Holocaust, documents and historiography (in process).
- D. Porat (ed. with A. Halamish), When Disaster comes from afar, Leading Personalities in the Land of Israel confront Nazism and the Holocaust, 1939-1945, Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 2009, pp. 552 (Hebrew).
- T. Naamat, N. Osin and D. Porat, eds., Legislation for Equality, A Multi national Collection of Non-Discrimination Norms, Vol. I: Europe, 2012, pp. 552, Vol. II: Americas, 2013, Marinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden and Boston, endorsed by UNESCO.
Journal Publications and chapters in books
- “Amalek’s Accomplices”: Blaming Zionism for the Holocaust – Anti-Zionism Ultra Orthodoxy in Israel during the 1980’s, in: Memory and Awareness of the Holocaust in Israel, Tel Aviv, ed. Yoel Rappel, 1998, pp.55-86 (Hebrew).
Translated from the Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 27, 1992, pp. 695-729.
2. “Un probléme historiographique: L’attitude de David Ben-Gurion vis-à-vis des Juifs d’Europe pendant la shoah”, L’historiographie israélienne aujourd’hui, Direction: Florence Heymann & Michel Abitbol, CRFJ Mélanges, CNRS Éditions, Paris, 1998, pp. 111-130.
3. “The Justice System and the Courts of Law in the Ghettos of Lithuania”, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, vol. 12, no. 1, Spring 1998, pp. 49-65 (English).
4. “The East-European Survivors’ Brigade – Protocols of Meetings, April 4-July 23 1945”, in: Bonds of Silence, the survivors and the Land of Israel, ed. Yoel Rappel, Masua, 28, Tel Aviv, 2000, pp. 177-201 (Hebrew).
5. “The Histadrut (the Workers’ Union) and the Eretz-Israeli Yishuv Allocation of Funds to Rescue European Jewry”, in: From a Working Society to a Workers’ Organization – a collection of essays on the Workers’ Union during the Yishuv and the state. Eds. Y. Gorni, A. Bareli, Y. Greenberg, Tel Aviv and Sde-Boker, 2000, pp. 469-497 (Hebrew).
6. “A Forty Years Struggle”, Anne Frank’s Diary and Holocaust Deniers, 1958-1998”, in: The Holocaust – the Unique and the Universal, essays presented in honor of Yehuda Bauer, Jerusalem, 2001, pp. 160-183 (Hebrew).
7. “Rescue during the Holocaust and the ‘Negation of the Diaspora’ in the Eretz-Israeli Yishuv”, in: Hatzionut 23, 2001, pp. 175-192 (Hebrew).
8. “The Historians’ Dispute over David Ben Gurion’s Attitude to the Holocaust”, in: All The Days, a selection of essays, Masua 30, ed. Yoel Rappel, 2001, pp. 185-198 (Hebrew).
9. “Durban – Another Kind of Assault on Israel and the Jewish People”, in: Kivunim Hadashim (new directions) 7, September 2002, pp. 51-60 (Hebrew).
10. “May 19 to July 19 – What did the Yishuv know about the Jews in Hungary?” The Hebrew Press in Eretz Israel and the Holocaust 1939-1945, 2002, pp. 168-180 (Hebrew), eds. D. Porat and M. Naor.
And in: Genocide and Rescue, the Holocaust in Hungary 1944, ed. David Cesarani, Oxford, 1997, pp. 179-193.
11. “Does Esau hate Jacob and why?” New Anti-Semitism and its Characteristics, Gesher 145, summer of 2002, pp. 7-16 (Hebrew). To be found in anti-Semitism.org.il in English, French and Spanish as well.
12. “What is Anti-Semitism, Then?” Kivunim Hadashim 8, April 2003, pp. 83-95 (Hebrew).
13. “From Passover to Pesach”, the Beth-Lechem Nativity Church Affair and the Media, Kesher 33, May 2003, pp. 132-137 (Hebrew).
14. “The Lady and the Garment”, International Developments leading to the Present Wave of anti-Semitism, in: The Face of Hate, Anti-Semitism in the Third Millenium, Masua, 31, ed. Yoel Rappel, 2003, pp. 11-22 (Hebrew).
15. “The Historian and the Study of Anti-Semitism”, Gesher 149, summer 2004, pp. 14-25.
16. "‘Al-Domi’ – Intellectuales d'Erez Israel face a la Shoah, 1943-1945",
Revue d’histoire de la Shoah 182, 2005, pp. 172-211, (French). To be found in Hebrew, English and Hebrew as well.
17. "Les Juifs d'Israel et l'Agence Juive face a la Shoah", Revue de L'histoire de la Shoah 182, 2005, pp.145-175.
18. “The Anti-Semite Creates an Image – and it frightens him”, Alpaim 28, 2005, pp.78-83 (Hebrew): A response to A. B. Yehoshua.
19. “There was Fear in Jerusalem” – Holocaust and Anti-Semitism in Amos Oz “Story on Love and Darkness”, in: Israel 7, a special edition dedicated to Oz’s book, Spring 2005, pp. 143-154 (Hebrew).
20. “Definitions of Antisemitism” – A Historical Perspective, in: anti-Semitism Worldwide 2003/4, Tel Aviv University, 2005, pp. 5-17 (English).
21."Tears, Protocols and Actions in Wartime Triangle; Pope Pius XII, Roncalli and Barlas", in: Cristianesimo nella storia 27, 2006, Bologna University, pp. 599-632 (English).
Reprinted in Yalkut Moreshet 8, 2010, pp. 105-124 (English), in Yalkut Moreshet, 4 (87), December 2009, pp. 105-123 (Hebrew).
And in Centro Pro Unione's semi-annual Bulletin, n. 80, Fall 2011, pp. 3-13 (English).
22. "The Richard Wagner and Adolf Hitler Connection: Ideology or Fascination?", in: Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History, University of Winchester, Vol. 12/3, winter 2006, pp.89-106 (English).
23. "The Road that led to an Internationally accepted Definition of Antisemitism", in: Jahrbuch fuer Antisemitismusforschung 16, 2007, pp. 117-137 (English).
24. "The Historiography of Antisemitism in the Shadow of the Holocaust", in: Antisemitism: the Generic Hatred, Essays in Memory of Simon Wiesenthal, eds. M. Feinberg, s. Samuels, M. Weitz man, Vallentine Mitcell, 2007, pp. 285-300, reprinted in the Russian, Spanish and French editions of the book.
25. "Do Everything to verify your Cable": Yitzhak Greunbaum, his Activities and Expressions during the Holocaust, in: When Disaster comes from Afar, Leading Personalities in the Land of Israel confront Nazism and the Holocaust, 1933-1948, Yad ben-Zvi, 2009, pp. 449-473 (Hebrew).
26. D. Porat and Iris Nahum, The History of the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp as reflected in its Changing and Expanding Functions, in: A Holocaust Crossroads: Jewish Women and Children in Ravensbrueck, Ed. Irith Dublon-Knebel, Vallentine Mitchell, 2010, pp. 17-37.
And in German: "Die Geschichte des Konzentrationslager Ravensbruck im Spiegel seiner Funktionen", in: Scnittpunkt des Holocaust, Judische Frauen und kinder im Konzentrationslager Ravensbruck, Metropol, Berlin, 2009, pp. 21-40.
27. "The International Working Definition of Antisemitism and its Detractors", The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, Vol.5/3, 2011, pp. 93 – 101 (English).
28. "Hiding in a Malina [a hiding place] will be considered as Treason" – the Individual and the Collective in the Vilna Ghetto Underground, Bishvil Hazikaron, 9, June 2011, pp. 22-35 (Hebrew).
29. "Antisemitism between Political History and National Memory: Herzl's Encounters with World Leaders", in: Culture, Memory and History, Essays in Honor of Anita Shapira, Vol. I: Images of Memory, TAU and Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, Jerusalem, 2012, 207-225 (Hebrew).
30. "Holocaust Denial and the Image of the Jew, or: They Boycott Israel as an Israeli Product" ,in: Resurgent Antisemitism – Global Perspectives, ed. Alvin Rosenfeld, Indiana UP, 2013 (English).
31. "Holocaust Denial and the Image of the Jew, or: They Boycott Israel as an Israeli Product",in: Resurgent Antisemitism – Global Perspectives, ed. Alvin Rosenfeld, Indiana UP, 2013 (English).
Articles following Conferences
1.“Israeli Society and recent Attitudes towards the Jews of Europe and Holocaust Survivors”, presented in the researchers conference convened for the opening of the Holocaust Memorial Museum, December 1993, Washington. Published in: The Holocaust and History, eds. Michael Berenbaum and Abraham J. Peck, Washington, D.C., 1998, pp. 785-798.
2. “Jewish Decision-Making during the Holocaust”, presented in the Holocaust Educational foundation on “Lessons and Legacies II”, Chicago, 1992. Published in: Lessons and Legacies, II, Teaching the Holocaust in a changing World, ed. D.G. Schilling, Illinois 1998, pp. 85-102.
3. “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: New Uses of an Old Myth”, presented in the “The ‘Other’ as Threat: Demonization and Antisemitism”, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 1995. Published in: Demonizing the Other – Antisemitism, Racism and Xenophobia, ed. R.S. Wistrich, London, 1999, pp. 323-336.
4. “The Vilna Ghetto Diaries”, read in the Yeshiva University conference on “Documentation of the Holocaust Period”, October 1993. Published in: Individualizing the Holocaust through Diaries and other contemporaneous personal Accounts, ed. R.M. Shapiro, New Jersey, 1999, pp. 158-169.
5. “Some Effects of the Holocaust on Israeli Society and Foreign Policy”, Sino-Judaica – Jews and Chinese in Historical Dialogue (A. Oppenheimer, ed.), Tel Aviv 1999, pp. 159-168. Presented in the 1996 conference on Jewish communities in China, TAU and Nanjing Universities.
6. “Zum Raum wird hier die Zeit”: Richard Wagner’s Bedeutung für Adolf Hitler und die nationalzocialistische Führung”, Richard Wagner und die Juden (D. Borchmeyer, A. Maayani, S. Vill, eds.), Stuttgart-Weimar 2000, pp. 207-222 (German.) “Space turns here into Time”: Wagner’s Impact on Hitler and the Nazi Leadership. Presented in the 1998 conference on Wagner and the Jews in Bayreuth.
7. “Blurring the Distinction between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism” in: Europe-Israel: A Troubled Relationship. Is there a New Anti-Semitism? Tel Aviv, December 2003, pp. 121-125. Presented in the Heinrich Boell Foundation conference in TAU, November 2002.
8. “Zionism = Racism in Historical Perspective”. Between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism, proceedings of the October 2002 Mexico City 6th international seminar of TAU on antisemitism, October 2003, pp. 12-25, ed. D. Porat and G. Ben-Dror (English) and in Ha’Uma 155, March 2004, pp.13-23. (Hebrew)
9. “Meir Ya’ari and Abba Kovner – Polarized Conceptions of Nationalism and Judaism following the Holocaust”, in: The Holocaust in Jewish History – Historiography, Historical Consciousness and Interpretations, ed. Dan Michman, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, 2005, pp. 329-356 (Hebrew).
10. Trends in Global Anti-Semitism (keynote lecture), on CD, proceedings of the February 2005 conference on Anti-Semitism in the Contemporary World, Monash University, Australia.
11. “A Historical Document: The Protocol of the Encounter between the Yishuv Representatives and Joel Brand in Haleb, Syria, June 1944, Yalkut Moreshet 80, November 2005, pp. 177-186 (Hebrew) and Yalkut Moreshet 3, Winter 2005, pp. 147-160 (English). Proceedings of the April 2004 sixty years commemoration of the murder of Hungarian Jewry TAU conference.
12. "The Diaspora Museum and Israeli-Jewish Identity", in: Jewry between Tradition and Secularism, Europe and Israel compared, eds. E. Ben-Rafael, T. Gergley and Y. Gorny, Brill, Leiden and Boston, 2006, pp. 233-247 (English).
And in: Jews at Present: Ingathering and Dispersion, in Honor of Yosef Gorny, eds. E. Ben-Rafael, A. Bareli, M.Hazan, O.Schiff, Jerusalem 2009, pp. 406-418 (Hebrew).
13. "The Denial of the Holocaust and the Anne Frank Diary: attacking a Symbol", in: Facts and Lies in the Common Knowledge on the Holocaust, eds. D. Nalecz and M. Edgaro , the Jagellonian University and the ITF, Warsaw-Cracow, 2006, pp. 21-35 (English).
14. “Forging Zionist Identity Prior to 1948 – Vis-à-vis which Counter Identity? In: Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict – History's Double Helix, ed. Robert. I. Rotberg, Indiana UP, 2006, pp. 47-71. Proceedings of conferences (February and October 2003) in the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.
15. "Trends in Researching the Reasons that caused the Holocaust, and their Political and Cultural Background, 1945-2000", Zmanim, winter 2007, pp. 28-39 (Hebrew).
15. “Herzl’s Views on Anti-Semitism in Retrospective“, in: Herzl Then and Now - An Old Jew or a New Person? Eds. Avi Sagi and Yedidia Z. Stern, Israel and Judaism series, The Hartman Institute and Bar-Ilan, 2008, pp. 151-171 (Hebrew).
A keynote lecture in "the Jewish State – the State of the Jews" – a May 2004 Bar-Ilan conference, marking 100 years since Herzl's death.
16. “Nahum Goldmann and the Establishment of the Diaspora Musum”, in: “Nahum Goldmann – Stateman without a State”, ed. Mark A. Raider, CUNY and TAU, 2009, pp. 225-271 (English).
17. “First Testimonies on the Holocaust: The Problematic Nature of Conveying and Absorbing them, and the reaction of the Yishuv", in: Holocaust Historiography in Context – Emergence, Challenges, Polemics and Achievements, eds. D. Bankir and D. Michman, Yad Vashem and Bergham Books, New York- Oxford, 2009, pp. 437-460.
Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, ed. Israel Gutman, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 1990 (and the English and German editions): David Ben-Gurion, Yitzchak Greunbaum, The Teheran Children, Enzo Sereni, Hannah Szenes, The Yishuv and the Holocaust, the Rescue Committee.
The Education and Teaching Lexicon, eds. Y. Kashti, M. Arieli, S. Shlaski, Tel Aviv University, 1999: Education during the Holocaust (Hebrew).
Yale University Holocaust Encyclopedia, Walter Laqueur and Judith Tydor-Baumel (eds.), New Haven and London, 2001: The Vilna Ghetto (pp. 663-667); Emissaries in Istanbul (pp. 326-329).
Jewish Writers of the Twentieth Century, ed. Sorrel Kerbel, Fitzroy Dearborn, London and New York, 2003: Kovner Abba, pp. 302-303.
Jewish Women – A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia, Shalvi publishing ltd., 2006 (on CD): Anne Frank.
YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, editor in chief Gershon David Hundert, Yale University Press, New haven and London, 2008: Abba Kovner, Gisi Fleischmann, Dov-ber Wiessmandel, Jacob Gens.
Reviewing and updating all items concerning anti-Semitism and editing and adding new ones in the renewed Encyclopedia Judaica, Jerusalem 2007 (53,500 words), and serving as consulting editor.