About

JOSHUA M. GREENE is a popular lecturer on Holocaust history and the spiritual quest, and a brilliant, entertaining communicator. A former instructor at Hofstra and Fordham Universities, Greene is recipient of numerous awards for his historical biographies and documentary films.

  • Author

Greene is the author of several acclaimed books, including the bestseller Here Comes the Sun: The Spiritual and Musical Journey of George Harrison. His book Justice at Dachau: The Trials of an American Prosecutor, was called “Riveting—destined to be a classic among Holocaust histories” by Douglas Brinkley, Presidential Historian for CNN. His renowned work on survivor testimony, Witness: Voices from the Holocaust, was the basis of a feature documentary for national PBS, named “One of the Ten Best Holocaust Film” by Facets Media.

He is author of a series of Holocaust survivor memoirs for Scholastic that have sold more than a quarter million copies. Currently, he teaches Mindfulness in the Workplace for the Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University.

  • Educator

Greene has been featured speaker at the Pentagon, the Judge Advocate Generals College, and was honored by the New York Public Library Distinguished Author series.

He is a regular instructor before State Bar Associations on issues of war crimes law. He has spoken on issues of Holocaust memory for such outlets as NPR and Fox News, and his related editorials have appeared in print in the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune, among others.

  • Filmmaker

Among his documentary films are “Hitler’s Courts: Betrayal of the Rule of Law in Nazi Germany” which aired on PBS, and “Memory After Belsen: The Future of Holocaust Remembrance” for Discovery. Among other honors he is recipient of five “Best Program of the Year” awards from TV Guide and an Emmy nomination for “PEOPLE: A Celebration of Diversity” which aired on The Disney Channel.

  • Positions Held

Greene former instructor of Holocaust history at Hofstra and Fordham Universities. He sits on the Board of Advisors to the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University. While Senior Vice President for Global Affairs at Ruder Finn Communications in the early 2000s he served as Director of Strategic Planning for the United Nations Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders.

Awards & Recognition

Partial List

  • FOR FILM
  • - Emmy Nomination
  • - Gold Medal, New York International Film & TV Festival
  • - Best Social Documentary, NY International Independent Film & Video Festival
  • - 1st Prize, Chicago International Film Festival
  • - President’s Award, Coalition for Quality Children's Media
  • - TV Guide Best of The Year
  • FOR BOOKS
  • - Amazon Bestseller
  • - Publishers Weekly Starred Reviews
  • - American Library Association Booklist Starred Reviews
  • - School Library Journal Starred Reviews

Places Presented

Partial List

  • - Pentagon, Department of Defense
  • - Judge Advocate General Center and Law School
  • - New York Public Library Distinguished Author series
  • - Dachau, Germany, Memorial Site
  • - Harvard University Law School
  • - Yale University
  • - Union Theological Seminary
  • - Facing History and Ourselves