Mark Weitzman



  • MA, Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago , IL
  • BA, DePaul University, Chicago , IL 


Mark Weitzman is Chief Operating Officer of the World Jewish Restitution Organization. He previously served as Director of Government Affairs for the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Weitzman is a member of the official US delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Authority (IHRA) where he chaired the Committee on Antisemitism and Holocaust Denial, chaired the Working Group on Holocaust Museums and Memorials, and spearheaded IHRA’s 2016 adoption of the Working Definition of Antisemitism. He was also the lead author of IHRA’s Working Definition of Holocaust Denial and Distortion which was adopted by IHRA in 2013.

Weitzman is currently co-editing the Routledge History of Antisemitism, scheduled for publication in May 2023. He contributed the chapters “Traditionalism or the Perennial Philosophy: Religionism, Politics, and the New Right” to the volume Contending with Antisemitism in a Rapidly Changing Political Climate (Indiana University Press) and “Antisemitism in Social Media and on the Web” to the Cambridge Companion to Antisemitism (Cambridge University Press). He was a winner of the 2007 National Jewish Book Award for best anthology for Antisemitism, the Generic Hatred: Essays in Memory of Simon Wiesenthal, which has appeared in French, Spanish, and Russian editions.


  • Jews and Judaism in the Political Theology of Radical Catholic Traditionalists (Vidal Sassoon Center for the Study of Antisemitism at the Hebrew University)
  • Dismantling the Big Lie: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion (Ktav Publishing House)
  • Antisemitism, the Generic Hatred: Essays in Memory of Simon Wiesenthal (Vallentine Mitchell)