Four Heroes of the Holocaust
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This lecture series will focus on four different people whose efforts in unspeakably tragic times helped thousands of Jews survive the horrors of the Holocaust. These presentations will provide the background on each of these remarkable individuals, explain how they were able to defy the Nazis, and reveal what happened to them after the World War II.
1. Nicholas Winton was a British stockbroker who spent time in Prague before the start of World War II. He arranged for 669 endangered children to be rescued in 1939 from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia.
2. Irena Sendler and her associates smuggled approximately 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto, saving their lives.
3. Oskar Schindler, a Nazi Party member, was able to use his position as a businessman working with the Nazis to save the lives of over 1,000 Jews the Nazis had intended to murder.
4. Raoul Wallenberg succeeded in rescuing as many as 100,000 Hungarian Jews from almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis and Hungarian fascists.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Ralph Nurnberger taught History and International Relations at Georgetown University beginning in 1975. He received the "Excellence in Teaching" award from the Graduate School of Liberal Studies in 2003. His most recent course at Georgetown was a graduate seminar on the Arab-Israel conflict. Dr. Nurnberger has served on the professional staff of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Legislative Liaison for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC); and Director of Congressional Relations for the Bureau of Export Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was the first Director of "Builders of Peace" which was established to assist the Middle East Peace Process through economic development. He has also advised numerous congressional, senatorial and presidential campaigns on foreign policy issues, especially those related to the Middle East. Dr. Nurnberger received his BA from Queens College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was captain of the Varsity Tennis Team. He holds an MA from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University.
||1:45 pm - 3:30 pm
||Tuesdays, January 12, 19, 26; February 2|
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||Member advance registration - $37
Door price member/non-member - $55