Professor Tuvia Friling is a senior Researcher at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute, at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Prof. Friling was the head of the Ben-Gurion Institute (1993-2001) and the State Archivist of Israel (2001-2004).
In 2003-2004 Tuvia Friling served as Vice Chairman of the International Commission of the Holocaust in Romania headed by Prof. Elie Wiesel. The Commission delivered its final report to Mr. Ion Iliescu, President of Romania, on October 11, 2004.
In the last years Friling serves as the Head of Ben-Gurion Institute press.
Friling had published dozens of articles in Israel and abroad in his fields of expertise: The Zionist movement Policy; Ben- Gurion Leadership; The Yishuv and the Holocaust; The Revisionist movement – the right wing movements in the Yishuv and their connection to aid and rescue during the Holocaust;.
Among his other awards:
Yad Ben-Gurion, David Tuviahu Prize; Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Esther Parnas Prize; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Denis Blum Prize; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Fridan Prize; Yad Ben Zvi, Mordechai Eish-Shalom Prize for the book Arrow in the Dark; The State Public Council for Commemoration of Late Presidents and Prime Ministers, The Prime Minister Prize; The Hillel Kook Memorial Prize - The Institute for Mediterranean Affairs- the Memorial prize.
Prof. Friling held visiting positions in:
The Meyerhoff Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Maryland, College Park; Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford, Britain; The International Center for Holocaust Advanced Studies, Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; The first international researchers group of Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Tel Aviv; Iberoamericna University, Mexico City, Mexico; Shalem Center, Jerusalem; The Center of Holocaust Advanced Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC; Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland, USA; Centre d'histoire sociale du XXe siecle (CNRS). univ. Paris 1- Panthéon- Sorbonne.
Among his publications (Books written and edited):
Tuvia Friling, 1998, Arrow in the Dark: David Ben-Gurion, the Yishuv Leadership and Rescue Attempts during the Holocaust, the Ben-Gurion Research Center, the Ben-Gurion University & the Institute for Contemporary Jewry, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Hebrew). 2001 - Second edition.
The English edition:
2005, Wisconsin University Press, USA.
Tuvia Friling, “Who are you Leon Berger? A story of a Kapo in Auschwitz,History, Memory and Politics", 2009 , Resling publishing house, Tel Aviv (Hebrew), 667 pp.
Tuvia Friling A story of a Capo in Auschwitz, History, Memory and Politics, University Press of New England, the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies/Brandeis University Press, to be published at 2013.
Tuvia Friling (ed.), 2003, An Answer to a Post-Zionist Colleague, Yediot Acharonot Publication - Hemed Books (Hebrew);
Tuvia Friling (ed.), 2004, Critique du post-sionisme, Reponse aux ”nouveaux historiens” Israeliens, Editions in Press Publishers, France;
Tuvia Filing and Hanna Yablonka (eds.), 2004, Israel and the Holocaust, Israel Studies, a Series Subject, vol. 8, no. 3, Indiana University Press, USA;
Tuvia Friling, Radu Ioanid and Mihail Ionescu (eds.), 2005, The International Commission of the Holocaust in Romania Report (English and Romanian);
Tuvia Friling (Guest Editor), 2008 , special issue, The Israelis and the Holocaust, Israel Studies, Indiana University Press, (English).
Ben-Gurion 1947-1949, The secrets of the birth of the state of Israel, Ben-Gurion diary and other selected documentation, 2012, Tuvia Friling and Denis Peschanski – Editors, 621 pp., La Martinière, Paris, (French).
David Ben-Gurion, VISITS IN THE VALLEY OF DEATH, Ben-Gurion's journeys to Bulgaria, Sweden and the displaced Persons camps in Germany, Memories, (September 1944 – October 1946), Tuvia Friling – Editor (in press).
Friling has published dozens of articles in Israel and abroad in his fields of expertise: The Zionist movement Policy; Ben- Gurion Leadership; The Yishuv and the Holocaust; The Revisionist movement – the right wing movements in the Yishuv and their connection to aid and rescue during the Holocaust.