Foundation for Jewish Studies Speakers

Dr. Edna Friedberg

Dr. Edna Friedberg joined the staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1999. She has served as Director of its Wexner Learning Center, as Curator of an exhibit on the legacy of the Nuremberg trials, and as the Historian for the Holocaust Museum’s highly-visited website. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Edna received her Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary where she wrote a dissertation on the origins of American Jewish services for the elderly.  She currently oversees a number of educational initiatives for the Holocaust Museum including its online Holocaust Encyclopedia, offered in more than a dozen languages.

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