Emanuel Tanay

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Emanuel Tanay (1928 – August 5, 2014) was an American physician, a forensic psychiatrist, and a Jewish Holocaust survivor.

Early life[edit]

Tanay was born in Vilna but the family soon moved to Miechow, a small community just south of Kraków.[1] His mother, Betty Tenenwurzel, was both a physician and dentist and his father, Bunim Tenenwurzel, was a dentist. He survived by being hidden in the Catholic monastery of Mogila in Kraków, Poland.[2]

In 1943 Tanay escaped from occupied Poland with his mother and sister to Slovakia and then Hungary. They were liberated in January 1945 in Budapest.[3] He immigrated to the United States after World War II. He did his psychiatric residency at Elgin State Hospital in Elgin, Illinois.

Career[edit]

Tanay was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University Medical School in Detroit, Michigan.[4][5]

Death[edit]

Tanay died on August 5, 2014, following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. He was 86.[6]

Books[edit]

Hoax[edit]

A fictional report "A German's View on Islam" falsely attributed to Dr. Tanay is often quoted in relation to Islamist terrorism.[7][8]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Emanuel Tanay - March 16, 1987, Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive.
  2. ^ "The Religious roots of the Holocaust," Emannuel Tanay, in Holocaust scholars write to the Vatican," Harry J. Cargas, ed., Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998, pp. 85. ff.
  3. ^ Tanay, Emanuel. "A man without a country". Archived from the original on 2010-05-28. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  4. ^ [2] Virginia Tech Mass Murder: A Forensic Psychiatrist's Perspective, Emanuel Tanay, MD, J Am Acad Psychiatry Law 35:2:152-153 (2007).
  5. ^ [3] Emanuel Tanay on LinkedIn (public page)
  6. ^ Emanuel Tanay Obituary
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