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On Wednesday, October 17, of Bangor, ME, formerly of Chevy Chase, MD. Arriving in the U.S. from Germany in 1947, after surviving Auschwitz and other camps, he went on to obtain his PhD in History from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a retired Professor of Judaic Studies at Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY. Beloved husband of the late Sybil Milton; father of Benjamin (Carla Billitteri) and Robert Friedlander, and Ruth (Lambros) Friedlander Levantis; grandfather of Andrew and Elena Levantis; former husband of Marilyn Friedlander. Funeral Service will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Judean Memorial Gardens Chapel, 16225 Batchellors Forest Road Olney, MD. Memorial contributions may be made to The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum or The German Studies Association. www.sagelfuneraldirection.com  

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November 1, 2012
Aside from being one of the most eminent scholars of the Holocaust, Henry was a great friend. I will remember him for his many kindnesses, professional integrity and sparkling wit.

Eric Kohler, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Wyoming
Eric Kohler
October 25, 2012
Henry was an incredible person, a wonderful warm friend, a good person. May his memory be a blessing. My condolences to his family and especially to his children whom he loved so much and would tell me about in our long conversations about his life and hopes.

Judy Tydor Baumel-Schwartz, Ramat Gan, Israel
October 23, 2012
Just a member of the public who admired his work, which was always suffused with such deep compassion. He leaves a wonderful scholarly legacy that future generations of historians will find invaluable. Rest in peace.
Simon Barker
October 23, 2012
The Gusen Memorial Committee - www.gusen.org - thanks Prof. Friedlander for all his support of our organization to keep the memory on more than 40,000 forgotten KZ Gusen vicgtims alive.
Rudolf A. Haunschmied
October 23, 2012
Henry and my brother Julian were friends from their days at University of Pennsylvania. Now they are both gone (Julian on Sept 18; his wife wife Donna on June 3 and I am feeling lonely. I did not know Henry but Julian spoke fondly about him.

Condolences to Henry's family.
Adrienne Cannon
October 22, 2012
Bless him.
Craig Kelly
October 21, 2012
I am proud to have known my Uncle Henry Friedlander. He helped create, nurture and raise my cousins Benjamin, Robert and Ruth. I was only around him briefly during my life, but he did leave good memory. He is/was my only direct connection to the holocaust which helped me to survive as being a Jew. Thank you Uncle Henry for being a survivor and may you rest in peace.
Samuel Hofkins
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