Henry Friedlander

American historian

1930   -   2012

country of citizenship: United States of America, Germany
educated at: University of Pennsylvania, Temple University
occupation: historian of the modern age, historian, university teacher, writer
award received: Merit Cross of the Lower Saxony Order of Merit

Henry Egon Friedlander (24 September 1930 – 17 October 2012) was a German-American Jewish historian of the Holocaust noted for his arguments in favor of broadening the scope of casualties of the Holocaust. Born in Berlin, Germany, to a Jewish family, Friedlander moved to the United States in 1947 as a survivor of Auschwitz, obtaining his BA in history at Temple University in 1953 and his MA and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in 1954 and 1968.From 1975 until his retirement in 2001, Friedlander served as a professor in the department of Judaic studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
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