John M. Efron


Koret Professor of Jewish History


BA, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1979)

MA, New York University (1981)

PhD, Columbia University (1991)

Research Interests

Modern Jewish History; Cultural and Social history of German Jewry

Representative Publications

German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic (Princeton University Press, 2016)

The Jews: A History, with Matthias Lehmann and Steven Weitzman (Prentice Hall, 2009; second edition, 2013)

Medicine and the German Jews: A History (Yale University Press, Spring 2001)

Jewish History and Jewish Memory: Essays in Honor of Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi ed., with Elisheva Carlebach and David N. Myers (University Press of New England, 1998)

Defenders of the Race: Jewish Doctors and Race Science in Fin-de Siécle Europe (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994)

Professor John M. Efron


2217 Dwinelle Hall

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