Saul Friedländer

Born in Prague in 1932, Saul Friedländer changed his name from Pavel to Paul after his family fled to France in 1939. They settled in Néris-les-Bains—which Friedländer later called “Vichy on a smaller scale minus the government plus the Jews.” After the war, he realized his Jewish identity and ran away to Israel, taking the name Shaul. Friedländer is professor emeritus of history at UCLA; he became Saul after immigrating to the United States.

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