JERUSALEM – During the pandemic, Yad Vashem is offering free online programs about the Holocaust, including exhibitions, articles and video presentations. This new series of online lectures is offered in several languages, for audiences worldwide. The public will have the opportunity to hear from renowned Yad Vashem experts, historians and researchers on various compelling and timely topics.
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1 p.m.
“Do No Harm – Medical Ethics and the Holocaust”
What kinds of dilemmas did Jewish medical professionals face during the Holocaust? Should Nazi medical research be used in order to help save lives today? A 90-minute online panel discussion featuring Prof. Dan Michman, head of Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research, and Dr. Benjamin Gesundheit, physician and expert in medical ethics. Moderated by Yad Vashem Senior Historian Dr. David Silberklang.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 3 p.m.
“Postcards to a Little Boy: Reflections of a Kindertransport Child for Father’s Day.”
Henry Foner (Heinz Lichtwitz) was only six years old when he escaped from Nazi Germany without his family, as one of 10,000 Jewish children who rescued on the Kindertransport, which sent the children to live in safety with families in England. From the moment they parted, Max Lichtwitz, Henry’s father, sent him colorful postcards – initially in German, and later in English when Henry no longer remembered his native tongue. The postcards were illustrated with humorous drawings and charming pictures and each contained short loving message from his devoted father. Dr. Ella Florsheim, editor of Yad Vashem Publications, speaks with Henry Foner about his personal story .
SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 7:30 a.m.
“Opening the Vatican Archives: Seeking the Truth More Than 75 Years Later.”
Presented by Dr. Iael Nidam Orvieto, director of Yad Vashem’s Research Institute.
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