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Mark Klempner
Historian, memoirist, and social commentator.

Mark Klempner is a historian, memoirist, and social commentator. The son of an immigrant who barely escaped the Holocaust, Klempner spent nearly a decade talking with and getting to know the Dutch rescuers in order to write The Heart Has Reasons: Dutch Rescuers of Jewish Children during the Holocaust, recently available in an updated paperback and ebook edition.

He is currently working on a memoir, as well as an oral history of an American woman who was trapped in Iraq with her baby during the First Gulf War.

Klempner grew up in New York, and attended Cornell University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1997, and winning a J. William Fulbright Fellowship. In 2000, he received an M.A. in folklore from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Klempner's articles have appeared internationally in professional journals such as the Oral History Review, as well as the Christian Science Monitor, Baltimore Sun, and other mainstream newspapers and periodicals. Online, besides being a blogger for the Huffington Post, he is a contributor to Common Dreams and Alternet.

Klempner can be contacted through his website and is active on Facebook and Twitter.

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