24 Alfred Lerner Fellows attended the 2018 Advanced Seminar. It was good to catch-up with everyone. Our scholars, Volker Berghahn, Christopher Browning, Atina Grossmann, and Peter Hayes were outstanding! Amy McDonald, JFR Lerner Fellow (2011) and Goldman Awardee, presented on her recently published book, Determined to Survive.
We thank the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (the Claims Conference) for their support of this important program.
At its November 2017 Board of Trustees meeting, the JFR board voted to add Dr. Steven Field to the board. Prior to being appointed to the Board of Trustees, Dr. Field was a member of the Education Committee. Dr. Field, a physician and Clinical Ethicist at NYU Langone, lectures on medicine during the Third Reich.
Maureen Carter, JFR Lerner Fellow (2004) organized an outstanding Student Summit on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Held in the board room of the School District of Palm Beach County, the program was for middle and high school students with funding provided by inSight for Education, one of the JFR’s Holocaust Centers of Excellence.
For the JFR, it was a reunion of Lerner Fellows. Frances Kennedy (2014), Amy McDonald (2011), Bodgan Paraschivoiu (2017), and Bradd Weinberg (2015) attended the Student Summit. Amy and Bradd presented as did Professor Peter Hayes, and Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, a Righteous Gentile. In 2016, the JFR produced a documentary on Master Sgt. Edmonds. If you have not seen it, click here to view the documentary which won four national awards in 2017.
Roman Kent, JFR Board President, will be speaking at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, on February 21, 2018. Mr. Kent will be kicking off Miami University’s Holocaust and Genocide Education Program. If you would like more information about the program, please email Stanlee Stahl at [email protected].
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