Dr. Dorit Whiteman was born in Vienna, Austria, to a Jewish family that narrowly escaped Nazi persecution. From 1938 to 1941, her family lived in London, and they moved to New York in 1941. Dorit earned a B.A. from the University of Georgia and a PhD in clinical psychology from New York University. She met her future husband, Dr. Martin Whiteman, at NYU. Dr. Whiteman lives in New York with her husband. They have two children and two grandchildren. She has a private practice and conducts lectures on the Holocaust. She is the author of The Uprooted: A Hitler Legacy, which tells the stories of Jews who escaped the "Final Solution."