Alex Grobman

Dr. Alex Grobman is an historian with an MA and Ph.D. in contemporary Jewish history from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Alex Grobman is executive director of the America-Israel Friendship League. He was a contributing editor for Together, a publication of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants. He is a member of the academic board of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and a contributor to the Encyclopedia Judaica and the Partisan website.

Dr. Alex Grobman is the historical consultant on the documentary An Article of Hope about Ilan Ramon, the Israeli astronaut, who took a small Torah into space that had survived the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. He appears in the film that is being produced by Tom Hank’s production company.

Dr Alex Grobman appears in the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s documentary Against the Tide as an expert on the Vaad Hatzala. He also appears as a scholar in Torah Umesorah’s Sh’eiris Hapleitah: World War II Was Over At Last, and in a film about Irving Bunim, a founder of the Young Israel movement and a key leader in the Vaad Hatzala.

Dr. Alex Grobman established the first Holocaust center in the U.S. under the auspices of a Jewish Federation in St. Louis, Missouri and served as its first director. He also served as director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angles where he was the founding editor-in chief of the Simon Wiesenthal Annual, the first serial publication in the United States focusing on the scholarly study of the Holocaust. Dr. Alex Grobman and Rabbi Daniel Landes edited Genocide: Critical Issues of the Holocaust, a companion to the Center’s Academy Award winning film Genocide. The book can be found on the Simon Wiesenthal Center website.

Dr. Alex Grobman is the author of Rekindling the Flame: American Jewish Chaplains and the Survivors of European Jewry, 1944-1948, and editor of In Defense of the Survivors: The Letters and Documents of Oscar A. Mintzer AJDC Legal Advisor, Germany, 1945-46. His book with Michael Shermer, Denying History: Who Says the Holocaust Never Happened, and Why Do They Say It? was published by University of California Press in Berkeley in 2000. In 2002, it was published in Italian and in paperback. In 2008, it was published in Greek. In 2009, a second and updated edition was published. The off-off Broadway play Hoaxocaust is based on Denying History.

Alex Grobman wrote the historical text on the six 18-foot-high, black, triangular granite columns at the Los Angeles Holocaust Monument in Pan Pacific Park.

Alex Grobman served as an unofficial consultant to the Fruitvale Junior High School District in Bakersfield, California for three national history projects: “The Warsaw Ghetto;” “The 1972 Munich Olympics,” and “Post-War Germany and the Jewish DPs.” In this nation-wide competition, Fruitvale won first place twice.

Dr. Alex Grobman has also edited fours guides for educators: Anne Frank in Historical Perspective, Those Who Dared: Rescuers and Rescued, a guide to Schindler’s List, and a guide on the Danish rescue of the Jews. “Holocaust Denial: A Global Survey – 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007” were written with Dr. Raphael Medoff. In April 2004, he and Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Professor of Interreligious Studies at the Vatican’s Angelicum University in Rome, wrote an analysis of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ. His articles have appeared in the U.S, Canada, Israel, Norway and Australia, and on the Internet.

Battling For Souls: The Vaad Hatzala Rescue Committee in Post-War Europe was published by KTAV in 2004.

Nations United: How The UN Is Undermining Israel and The U.S. was published in November 2006 by Balfour Books. Parts of the book have been translated into French.

He has trained students how to respond to Arab propaganda on American campuses. One student who worked with him for three years became president of Harvard Students For Israel. Another became active at Yale University. Other students are at Yeshiva University, NYU and Columbia.

His book, The Palestinian Right to Israel was published in April 2010 by Balfour Books.

License to Murder: The Enduring Threat of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was published in August 2011 by Balfour Books.