Ronald W. Zweig

Academic Director


Phone: (212)992-8776


Research Interests

History of British mandate, state of Israel and modern Jewish history


External Affiliations

Historical Advisory Panel to the National Archives in Washington, DC, Member; Journal of Israeli History, Editorial Board; Association of Israel Studies, Board; Jewish Social Studies, Editorial Board; Israel Studies, Editorial Board.



The Gold Train: the Looting of Hungarian Jewry. Allen Lane/Penguin (UK), William M. Morrow (US), 2002; Italian Edition, 2003; Hungarian Edition, 2005; Hebrew Edition, 2009; Japanese edition, 2009.

co-edited with Thomas Albrich,  Escape Through Austria: the Flight of Jewish Survivors from Eastern Europe, 1945-1948, London: Frank Cass, 2002

Edited, Electronic Edition of the Palestine Post, 1932-1950

co-edited with M. Raider and J. Sarn, Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver: A  Study in Zionist Leadership, London: Frank Cass, 1997

Edited, David Ben-Gurion: Politics and Leadership in Israel. London: Frank Cass, 1991

German Reparations and the Jewish World: A History of the Claims Conference. Boulder and London, Westview Press, 1987. Second edition, revised and expanded, 2001.

Britain and Palestine During the Second World War. London: Boydell Press/Royal Historical Society, 1986



Junior Fellow in Modern History at the Oxford University Center for Hebrew Studies(1977-1978); Visiting Fellow, Tauber Institute, Brandeis University (1982); Visiting Archives Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge (1994); Visiting Senior Scholar, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washing, DC (1999); Research Fellowship, International Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (2000); Herbert Katzki Prize for Archival Research (2004).



Shayne Leslie Figueroa



Phone: (212)992-9797


Shayne has been administrator for the Taub Center for Israel Studies since September 2009. Prior to that she served as Administrative Assistant for the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies from 2002-2009. She is responsible for managing all events as well as facilitating the administrative processes for all graduate students and visitors. Shayne holds an MA in Humanities and Social Thought from NYU and is currently pursuing a PhD in Food Studies at NYU. 


The Taub Center for Israel Studies is located at:

14A Washington Mews, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003