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Felice Cohen

Author and Columnist

Travels from New York, New York

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Academic Perspectives on Israel and Jewish History


Felice Cohen is the granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors and the author of the award-winning book What Papa Told Me, a memoir about her grandfather’s life before, during and after the Holocaust. Endorsed by Elie Wiesel and Yad Vashem, What Papa Told Me has won three Honorable Mention book awards, been ranked number one on Kindle, is in Holocaust museums including Washington, D.C., the U.K. Poland and Bergen Belsen, has been translated into Polish and has sold over 30,000 copies around the world.

Felice has spoken to thousands on the subject of the Holocaust and is in two documentaries focusing on grandchildren of survivors: Memory After Belsen and I’m Carrying the Holocaust in my Pocket. She has written for the New York Daily News, amNew York and Metro; and has published stories in two anthologies: The Truth About the Fact and For Daddy, With Love. Her 90square foot Manhattan apartment was a YouTube sensation with over six and half million hits, and she is currently working to turn her blog Living Large in Any Space into a book 90 Lessons Learned Living in 90 Square Feet. Felice graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was a weekly opinion columnist and the first Jewish Affairs Editor for The Daily Collegian. She lives in New York City.

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