In March of 1943 deportations from Greece began. Nearly 80% of its prewar Jewish population would be murdered, primarily in Auschwitz-Birkenau. To mark the 80th anniversary of these deportations, Dr. Michael Berenbaum will discuss the unique experience of Greek Jewish community before and during the Holocaust.
This presentation honors the memory of Holocaust survivor Alegre Tevet and her daughter Matilda Rosenberg who was a dedicated speaker in the MCHE Second Generation Speakers Bureau. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Michael Berenbaum is the Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute and a Professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University. The author and editor of 20 books, he was also the Executive Editor of the Second Edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. He was Project Director overseeing the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the first Director of its Research Institute and later served as President and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. He is one of the curators of the exhibition Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.
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