Dr. Sander A. Diamond, 75, of Keuka Park, N.Y., passed away peacefully in his home on July 3, 2018. His beloved wife of 52 years, Susan L. Diamond (née Dorfman), was by his side.
A small gradeside service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on July 9, 2018 at Glenwood Cemetery, 1000 Lochland Road, Geneva, N.Y.
Donations may be offered to the Wilmot Cancer Institute Development Office,
Alumni and Advancement Center, 300 East River Road, P.O. Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627
Sander Diamond was born November 25, 1942 in New York City (the Bronx). Dr. Diamond earned a Ph.D. in German History from The State University of New York at Binghamton. For 50 years, Dr. Diamond taught Ancient History, German History, and Western Civilization at Keuka College in Keuka Park, N.Y. Dr. Diamond educated over 10,000 students, served as Chairman of the History Department several times, and was an active member on numerous committees on behalf of the faculty. An expert in German history, particularly the years surrounding World War II and the Holocaust, Dr.
Diamond’s research on projections of the lost Jewish population from Eastern Europe is archived at the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and cited in the archives of the Library of Congress. His 1974 book, *The Nazi Movement in the United States, 1924-1941, earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination in history. He wrote six books, including one in German, and over 300 articles in publications throughout the United States and Europe. Over the course of 40 years Dr. Diamond led 2,200 students, alumni, and family members on 28 educational excursions throughout Western and Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, Russia, Israel, and Jordan.
He was an avid runner and stamp collector. He enjoyed the company of close friends and family while overlooking Keuka Lake. He instilled in his children to have passions for family, friends, livelihood, reading, and learning. Dr. Diamond will be remembered as a Zionist, devoted husband, father, respected teacher, and writer.
Dr. Diamond is survived by his wife, Susan L. Diamond of Keuka Park, N.Y.; Meredith C. Lee (née Diamond) of Pittsford, N.Y., Matthew E. Diamond of Fulton, Md.; and four grandchildren (Zachary (17), Hannah (14), Elizabeth (8), and Jake (2).