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Saul Friedländer

AKA Pavel Friedländer

Born: 11-Oct-1932
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Author

Nationality: Israel
Executive summary: Holocaust historian

Military service: Israeli Defense Forces (1951-53)

Historian Saul Friedländer is an expert on Nazism and the Third Reich. In his best known works, he helped expose Pope Pius XII's cooperation with Hitler, examined the life of conscience-stricken SS member Kurt Gerstein, and headed an inquiry into Bertelsmann's interactions with the Nazi government. Friedländer's perspective is informed from personal experience: His parents were among the murdered at Auschwitz, but before their capture they hid their young son in a Catholic school, under the false name Paul-Henri Ferland.

Wife: Meiry Hagith (m. 1959, three children)

    University: BS, Tel Aviv University (1959)
    University: MS Political Science, Institut d’Etudes Politique, Paris, France (1961)
    University: PhD Political Science, University of Geneva (1963)
    Teacher: Political Science, University of Geneva (1963-67)
    Professor: Political Science, University of Geneva (1967-87)
    Professor: International Relations, Hebrew University (1969-75)
    Professor: History, Tel Aviv University (1976-87)
    Professor: History, UCLA (1987-)

    Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction 2008 for The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
    Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 2007
    MacArthur Fellowship 1999
    Israel Prize 1983
    World Zionist Organization
    Czech Ancestry
    German Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
Pius XII and the Third Reich: A Documentation (1966, biography)
Prelude to Downfall: Hitler and the United States, 1939-1941 (1967, history)
Kurt Gerstein: The Ambiguity of Good (1969, biography)
Arabs & Israelis: A Dialogue (1975, international affairs)
History and Psychoanalysis: An Inquiry into the Possibilities and Limits of Psychohistory (1978, history)
When Memory Comes (1979, memoir)
Reflections on Nazism: An Essay on Kitsch and Death (1984, history)
Memory, History, and the Extermination of the Jews of Europe (1993, history)
Nazi Germany and the Jews (1997-2007, history)

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