Nora Levin

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Nora Levin
Born (1916-09-20)September 20, 1916
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died October 26, 1989(1989-10-26) (aged 73)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Alma mater Drexel University
Scientific career
Fields the Holocaust
Institutions Gratz College

Nora Levin (1916 – October 26, 1989) was a historian of the Holocaust and a writer. She was most interested in the topics of the Jewish Labor Bund, social Zionists, and Jews during the Holocaust.[1]


Levin was born on September 20, 1916 in Philadelphia, where she lived most of her life. She received her B.S. in education from Temple University and her M.L.S. from Drexel University.

She worked as a professor of history of Gratz College in Philadelphia, the founding director of the Holocaust Oral History Archive and served on the Advisory Editorial Board at "Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe (OPREE)".She served as the executive director of the Philadelphia Council of Pioneer Women, the women’s labor Zionist organization. She also served on the executive boards of the Soviet Jewry Council, the Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society. She died on October 26, 1989.


  • The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry, 1933-1945 (1968)
  • While Messiah Tarried (1977)
  • The Jews in the Soviet Union since 1917: Paradox of Survival (two volumes) (1989)

Shorter articles by Levin are available on the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner, including:


  1. ^ "Nora Levin | Jewish Women's Archive". Retrieved 2016-04-28. 

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