Alan Rosen

Dr. Avraham (Alan) Rosen, author or editor of fourteen books, writes and teaches on Holocaust literature, testimony, history and topics of traditional Jewish concern. He is most recently the author of The Holocaust’s Jewish Calendars: Keeping Time Sacred, Making Time Holy (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2019), awarded the 2020 Yad Vashem International Book Prize for Holocaust Research. He is the editor of Elie Wiesel: Jewish, Literary, and Moral Perspectives (Indiana UP, 2013, finalist, National Jewish Book Awards) and Literature of the Holocaust (Cambridge UP, 2013, also a finalist, National Jewish Book Award). His current writing, including two books and a number of articles, focuses largely on the legacy of his teacher and mentor, Elie Wiesel. Dr. Rosen has taught at universities and colleges, yeshivas and seminaries in Israel and the United States, and lectures regularly on Holocaust Literature and Testimony at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies and other Holocaust study centers. In Fall, 2017, he was awarded the “Susan Herman Award for Leadership in Holocaust and Genocide Awareness” from Kean State University. Born and raised in Los Angeles, educated in Boston under the direction of Elie Wiesel, he lives in Jerusalem with his wife, children, and grandchildren.