Yaffa Eliach


Yaffa Eliach was an American historian, author, and scholar of Judaic studies and the Holocaust. In 1974, she founded the Center for Holocaust Studies, Documentation and Research in Brooklyn, New York, which collected over 2,700 audio interviews of Holocaust survivors as well as thousands of physical artifacts. Eliach created the "Tower of Faces" made up by 1,500 photographs for permanent display at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust and There Once Was a World. She is also the author of Hasidic Tales of the Holocaust and There Once Was a World.

Festival Years: 2002