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Internationally Renowned Author and Lecturer Dr. Jud Newborn at East Northport Jewish Center

 

Dr. Jud Newborn. Photo by Harvey Birnbaum.

Dr. Jud Newborn. Photo by Harvey Birnbaum.

 Internationally renowned author and lecturer Dr. Jud Newborn of Plainview will be doing an exclusive Long Island multimedia lecture program for Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Ha Shoah) – Sunday April 7, 7pm, East Northport Jewish Center to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Sophie Scholl and the “Whte Rose” Student Anti-Nazi Resistance,”  about which he wrote an acclaimed book, companion to an Academy Award nominated German film, http://judnewborn.posterous.com/speaking-truth-to-power-hans-sophie-scholl-th.  Also Founding Historian of NY’s Museum of Jewish Heritage and today Special Events Curator for the Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, Dr. Newborn is doing a series of similar dramatic programs across the country and in Israel this year commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the White Rose students, who staged the only public protest ever staged by Germans against Nazism. His program includes music, 78 powerful images and suspenseful storytelling about these former Hitler Youth leaders who transformed uniquely to become the greatest heroes of the German anti-Nazi resistance, and icons for freedom around the world today. In 1995  Dr. Newborn broke a decades long barrier at the  United Nations by the Arab block to give the first program on the  Holocaust ever held there.

 Jud Newborn, Ph.D., is a New York-based author, lecturer and expert on anti-Semitism, extremism and the fight for human rights worldwide.  Founding Historian of NY’s Museum of Jewish Heritage from 1986 to 2000, Dr. Newborn has lectured from San Diego’s Old Globe Theater, L.A.’s Simon Wiesenthal Center and major universities and religious institutions to the United Nations, and from Canada to Cape Town. He is co-author of the acclaimed SOPHIE SCHOLL AND THE WHITE ROSE, companion to the Academy Award-nominated German film of 2006, “Sophie Scholl: The Last Days.”  Dr. Newborn has also written for The New York Times and Jerusalem Post among other leading publications, and appeared as a consultant throughout the media, from the CBS Morning News, CNN and other networks to NPR’s “All Things Considered.”  Awarded his PhD with Distinction by the University of Chicago, Dr. Newborn broke a decades-long barrier by giving the first lecture on the Holocaust ever held at the UN in July 1995, at which time he also called out against the UN’s abandonment of Bosnia Muslims to mass murder. During his European fieldwork from 1980-1983, he also hunted down former SS officers and worked briefly undercover for Poland’s Solidarity Freedom Movement in 1982, six months into the Communist Declaration of Martial Law.  Today he serves as Special Projects Curator for the renowned Cinema Arts Centre, LI, bringing in celebrated actors, directors and authors to interview before live audiences.

Sophie Scholl White Rose

Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

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