Alexandra Zapruder began her career on the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Smith College, she served on the curatorial and education team for Remember The Children: Daniel’s Story, the museum's exhibition for young visitors. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education at Harvard University in 1995.
During her work on Remember the Children, Alexandra began an independent project to research diaries written by teenagers during the Holocaust. Ten years later, her work resulted in the publication of Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust, which won the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. She also served as the guest curator for an exhibition of original diaries, entitled Private Writings, Public Records, at Holocaust Museum Houston. She wrote and co-produced I’m Still Here, a documentary film for young audiences based on Salvaged Pages, which aired on MTV in May 2005. The film was awarded the Jewish Image Award for Best Television Special by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and was nominated for two Emmy awards. Alexandra has traveled around the country and spoken to thousands of teachers, students, and others about her work on young writers' Holocaust diaries.
As a freelance writer, she co-wrote and edited Nazi Ideology and The Holocaust, an educational publication of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She recently edited and wrote an introduction for the forthcoming Diary of Rywka Lipscyz, a teenage girl writing in Lodz Ghetto in Poland during the Holocaust. It is slated for publication by Lerhaus Judaica in 2013.
She continues to write and lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.