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Rochelle G. Saidel

Title: Rochelle G. Saidel
Inclusive Dates: 1941-2000
ID: RG 1967
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A native of Glens Falls, NY, Rochelle G. Saidel (also formerly known as Rochelle Saidel-Wolk) received her undergradate education at Barnard College, Columbia University, and Queens College, CUNY.  She received her M.S. in Education from Queens College in 1967 and her Ph.D. in Political Science from The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY.  She served for nine years in Albany and NYC as a special assistant to Senator Manfred Ohrenstein, the Democratic leader of the New York State Senate, in a capacity that included Holocaust education and planning for the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC.  She also worked in the media sector as the television producer, writer, and host of Heritage and Destiny, and a journalist for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA).  In addition to the JTA, Saidel's articles have appeared in print media that includes The Jerusalem Post, The Forward, Reform Judaism, Catholic News Service, Newsday, Women's Review of Books, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, Lilith, and Midstream.  She is the author or editor of the following books: Nazi War Criminals in America: Facts, Action (with Charles R. Allen, Jr.) (1981), Outraged Conscience: Seekers of Justice for Nazi War Criminals in America (1984), Never Too Late to Remember: The Politics behind New York City's Holocaust Museum (1996), Jewish Women of Ravensbruck Concentration Camp (2004), Fiorello's Sister: Gemma La Guardia Gluck's Story (with Gemma La Guardia Gluck) (2007), Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust (with Sonja M. Hedgepeth) (2010), and Mielec, Poland: The Shtetl That Became a Nazi Concentration Camp (2011).  The founder and executive director of the Remember the Women Institute, a not-for-profit organization based in NYC that carries out and encourages research and cultural projects that integrate women into history, Saidel's most recent academic interests focus on Jewish women, particularly the fate of Jewish women during the Holocaust.
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Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
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