EWCJS is pleased to announce Mr. Jesse Gamoran as the winner of our 2016 Leo Baeck Essay Award, with his essay entitled "The Munich Visiting Program, 1960-1972."
A Story of the Deaf Holocaust
Little information is known about deaf Jewish life in Germany and Eastern Europe during the 1940’s and the Holocaust. Students joined Ph.D candidate Mark Zaurov (University of Hamburg) as he spoke on his research and findings of deaf Jewish life in WWII Germany. The event was co-sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies and the Deaf Studies Program in the School of Education here at Boston University. Professor Michael Grodin of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights and Family Medicine & Psychiatry responded to Mark Zaurov’s proposal of a deaf Holocaust memorial.
The event was held on Monday, April 2nd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. In Hillel House (213 Bay State Road).