is a New York born scholar of the Yiddish language, Lithuanian Jewish culture, and Holocaust historiography. He founded and led Yiddish studies at Oxford University for 18 years, and, after a stint at Yale, settled in Vilnius where he was professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture at Vilnius University for 11 years. For the last decade, he has been an independent scholar and Holocaust history advocate. His current projects are a new online English-Yiddish dictionary , a video archive of the last in-situ Yiddish (LYVA) based on three decades of expeditions to the “last mohicans”. His works include Grammar of the Yiddish Language, Lithuanian Jewish Culture, The Unfinished History of Yiddish, Yiddish and Power as well as hundreds of papers and articles. He is at work on a book on the new incarnation of Holocaust Denial, and edits the spritely web journal Defending History. Many of his works are available gratis via his website DovidKatz.net.