Menachem Z. Rosensaft (@WorldJewishCong) is Associate Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the World Jewish Congress. He teaches about the law of genocide at the law schools of Columbia and Cornell Universities. He holds a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School, M.A. degree from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, and an M.A. in modern European history from Columbia University.
He is the founding chairman of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, a past president of Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Foundation for Memorial Sites in Lower Saxony, Germany. He was appointed to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council by Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. In June 2009, he was a member of the U.S. delegation to the International Conference on Holocaust Era Restitution Issues in Prague.
Rosensaft is the editor of The World Jewish Congress, 1936-2016 (WJC, 2017); God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes: Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2015); and Life Reborn, Jewish Displaced Persons 1945-1951 (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2001).