Mr. Victor Taranto
Victor Isaac Taranto is a Posen Fellow at The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism. He was born in New York City and studied philosophy and history at the University of California: Santa Cruz, where he received honors and cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Following his graduation, Mr. Taranto made Aliyah and worked on a number of kibbutzim, studied in the Pardes yeshiva, and served in the IDF’s foreign relations unit. Since returning to his studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mr. Taranto has devoted himself to the study of the history of Antisemitism, focusing on the construction of modern antisemitic tropes. Mr. Taranto’s Master’s thesis investigates the Times of London’s reportage on the Russian Revolution in an effort to trace the mainstream construction of one of modern antisemitism’s primary tropes: the Bolshevik-Jew. For work, Mr. Taranto is a guide in the Educational department at Yad Vashem, where he guides Israeli high-school students, soldiers in the IDF and various groups of foreign students.