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Nechama Tec

Born: May 15, 1931

Birthplace: Lublin

Profession: Writer

Nationality: Poland

Nechama Tec

Date of Birth : May 15, 1931
Birth Place : Lublin

Nechama Tec is a Professor Emerita of Sociology at the University of Connecticut. She received her Ph.D. in sociology at Columbia University, where she studied and worked with the sociologist Daniel Bell, and is a Holocaust scholar. Her book When Light Pierced the Darkness and her memoir Dry Tears: The Story of a Lost Childhood both received the Merit of Distinction Award from the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rit. She is also author of the book Defiance: The Bielski Partisans


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Professor Emerita

Also known as

  • Nechama Bawnik


  • Leon Tec


  • Roland Tec
  • Leora Tec

Awards Won

  • National Jewish Book Award for Holocaust
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