Blatman is a professor of Modern Jewish history and Holocaust Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the last three years he was the head of the Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry of the university. He has worked on the history of the Jewish labor movement in Eastern Europe, the Holocaust in Poland, and on Nazi annihilation policy at the end of World War II. His publications include: For our Freedom and Yours, The Jewish Labor Bund in Poland 1939–1945 (2003), Reportage from the Ghetto, The Jewish Underground press in Warsaw Ghetto (2005), and The Death Marches, The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide (2011). During his time at CES, Blatman will continue his current study on deportations, death marches, and enslavement in twentieth-century genocide.
The Max and Rita Haber Chair in Contemporary Jewry and Holocaust Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem