Henry Friedlander, a Holocaust scholar and survivor, dies


(JTA) — Henry Friedlander, a Holocaust survivor whose research focused on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, has died.

Friedlander, who edited and wrote several books and dozens of articles on aspects of the Holocaust, died Oct. 17 at 82.

A Berlin native, he was deported in 1941 to the Lodz Ghetto. Friedlander was in the Auschwitz, Neuengamme and Ravensbruck Nazi camps. He came to the United States in 1947.

Friedlander received a doctorate in modern German history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. From 1975 until his retirement in 2001 he was a professor of Judaic studies at Brooklyn College.

In addition to his research on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, Friedlander also looked at the legal implications of postwar trials.

He is known for his argument that not only Jews but Gypsies, or Roma, and the disabled also were victims of the Holocaust.

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