Geoffrey C. Kabat

Geoffrey C. Kabat

Epidemiologist Geoffrey Kabat is the author, most recently, of "Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks," and "Slava: The Life and Words of a Croatian Jew" (2022).

Remembering the Jewish Yugoslavia that the Nazis Destroyed

Remembering the Jewish Yugoslavia that the Nazis Destroyed

I grew up in a non-observant Jewish family. On both sides, my grandparents had emigrated from eastern Europe around the turn of the 20th century. The possibility that relatives we’d lost contact with might have been caught up in the Holocaust was very real, but it wasn’t something

Geoffrey C. Kabat
Geoffrey C. Kabat
11 min read
Croatia
Face to Face with the Auschwitz Memorial Twitter Project

Face to Face with the Auschwitz Memorial Twitter Project

The Nazi concentration camp system still remains a unicum, both in its extent and its quality. At no other place or time has one seen a phenomenon so unexpected and so complex: never have so many human lives been extinguished in so short a time, and with so lucid a

Geoffrey C. Kabat
Geoffrey C. Kabat
9 min read
Genocide
The Sperm Count Culture War

The Sperm Count Culture War

Attempts to make science conform to ideology have enjoyed a long and dispiriting history. For many centuries, religion was the main perpetrator, and scientists and philosophers who ran afoul of the Church and the Inquisition were burned at the stake or left to rot in prison. In the early 17th

Geoffrey C. Kabat
Geoffrey C. Kabat
13 min read
Health