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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 author of the award-winning book “What Papa Told Me,” a memoir about her grandfather, a Holocaust survivor who was in eight camps. Endorsed by Elie Wiesel and Yad Vashem, WPTM won two Honorable Mention book awards, and is currently ranked in the top 10 on Kindle in three categories. The book is in several Holocaust Museums including D.C., and is beginning to be read as part of schools’ Holocaust curriculum. Having sold over 6,500 copies, Felice has spoken to over 2,500 students and adults in the U.S.

Felice is in two documentaries focusing on grandchildren of survivors, Memory After Belsen and Carrying the Holocaust in My Pocket. She has published over 100 opinion columns and articles in amNew York, the NewYork Daily News, and Metro (New York, Boston and Philadelphia editions), with many picked up by Her 90‐square foot apartment in New York City was a YouTube sensation with almost 4.5 million hits, with TV, radio and Internet coverage around the world and in several languages. Felice has published stories in two anthologies: “The Truth About the Fact” and “For Daddy, With Love” and is currently working to turn her blog “It’s About Time, Get Organized” into a book.

She 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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