Steven Luckert is Curator of the Permanent Exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Dr. Luckert joined the Museum as a historian in the Wexner Learning Center in 1994. The following year he became the Curator of the Permanent Exhibition. In this capacity, he is responsible for selection and incorporation of artifacts, researching and writing exhibition text, and handling all issues and inquiries pertaining to the exhibition. In addition to these duties, Dr. Luckert has curated other Museum exhibitions, such as Father Jacques, which dealt with a Catholic rescuer in France, and Kristallnacht: the November 1938 Pogroms. In 1999, he co-curated Voyage of the St. Louis and Life Reborn: Jewish Displaced Persons, 1945-1951 with Susan Goldstein Snyder. In 2002, Dr. Luckert co-curated The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk. Most recently, he and Susan Snyder curated Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust, which opened at the Museum in September 2003, and traveled to the Spertus Museum in Chicago, the Art Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, and the Minnesota Historical Society, Minneapolis. He curated the Museum’s latest exhibition, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, which opened on January 30, 2009. Prior to coming to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Dr. Luckert taught European history at several campuses of the State University of New York and at George Mason University. He wrote the companion volume to the exhibition, The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk, and co-authored with Susan Bachrach, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda. In 1993, he received his Ph.D. in modern European history from the State University of New York at Binghamton.