Dr. William Samelson was born in Poland. At the age of eleven, he was interned in various Nazi ghettoes and slave labor-death camps for six-and-a-half years. Liberated on 1 May 1945 by the U.S. Army, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1948. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and he taught in various Universities and Colleges throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has written extensively on the Holocaust and lectured widely on a variety of topics relating to it.