Published On: Thu, Dec 12th, 2019

FAU Presents Lecture with a Holocaust Survivor

Rabbi Joseph Polak

Boca Raton, FL – Florida Atlantic University will present a lecture with holocaust survivor Rabbi Joseph Polak on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Building, room 101 on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. The event is free and more information can be found by calling 561-297-2979.

Polak, a child-survivor of the Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, is the Chief Justice of the Rabbinical Court of Massachusetts, and an Associate Professor of Health Law at the Boston University School of Public Health. He has published extensively in the fields of both medical ethics and Jewish law. His memoir, “After the Holocaust the Bells Still Ring,” won the prestigious National Jewish Book Award and is used regularly in college and high school courses on the Holocaust. Critics have described the book as what Anne Frank might have written, had she lived a few months longer.

The event is sponsored by Alan Berger, Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair of Holocaust Studies and director of the Study for the enter of Values and Violence after Auschwitz. These centers are  housed in FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.

 About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship.

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