Saul Friedlander is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and holds the 1939 Club Chair in Holocaust Studies at UCLA. He is an authority on the history of the Holocaust. Recipient, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1999). Friedlander has received the Israel Prize (1983), the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade (2007), the Geschwister-Scholl Prize (1998), and the 2009 American Historical Association Achievement Award for Scholarly Distinction. His books include Pius XII and the Third Reich (1964), When Memory Comes (1979), Nazi Germany and the Jews: The Years of Persecution, 1933-1939 (1997), and The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945 (2007), which won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. In 2008 he delivered the prestigious Marc Bloch Lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Friedlander founded the influential scholarly journal History and Memory.