Dr. Ellen G. Friedman, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, was born in Kyrgyzstan and began her primary education in Berlin. She devoted a literary memoir, The Seven, A Family Holocaust Story, to her family’s experience during World War II. Professor of English and Holocaust Studies at The College of New Jersey, she is the author and editor of many books on American literature and culture, among them books on Joyce Carol Oates, 20th-century experimental women writers, and contemporary representations of morality, as well as numerous articles in scholarly and popular journals. She inaugurated the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at her college and led an NEH grant on Women and the Holocaust for New Jersey teachers. She is a member of the Faculty Advisory Council of the Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University.
Ellen G. Friedman
Professor, The College of New Jersey