Born 1947 in Poland as child of Holocaust survivors, grew up in Israel. Received a B. A. from the Hebrew University Jerusalem (English and French Literatures, Jewish History, History of Arts). Since 1967 in Germany – Translators’ Diploma from the University of Heidelberg, studied then German Literature and Jewish Studies in Frankfurt on the Main. Doctorate in General and Comparative Literature from the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Worked as Lecturer in Literature and Scientific Researcher at Universities and academic Institutes in Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Potsdam and Berlin, now retired. As a long time WIZO-member she was for many years on the boards in Frankfurt and Berlin, and on the German Presidential Board. In 2007 she co-founded the German Section of SPME, and had been elected as its Vice President. Since February 2017 she is the President of the SPME-Germany. As publicist she gives lectures and publishes scientific and press articles. Author of 9 books, mainly on Jewish culture and literature and of over 200 scholarly articles and reviews.Elvira Groezinger is married to Prof. em. of Religious and Jewish Studies, Karl E. Groezinger, affiliated Professor of the University of Haifa, has one married daughter who is a dermatologist, and two grandsons.