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Mon, Jan 23



The Meaning of Liberation: From Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen

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The Meaning of Liberation: From Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen

Time & Location

Jan 23, 7:00 PM

Tallahassee, 4858 Kerry Forest Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32309, USA

About the event

In this International Holocaust Remembrance Day talk, Bernice Lerner will describe events leading up

to January 27, the date Auschwitz was liberated. She will share astounding facts about the subsequent

liberation of Bergen-Belsen, the largest concentration camp at the war's end. And how she went

about writing a book that details this liberation from the points-of-view of Glyn Hughes, the doctor

who led rescue efforts, and Rachel Genuth, a survivor who would grow up to become her mother.

Dr. Bernice Lerner is the author of All the Horrors of War: A Jewish Girl, a British Doctor, and the

Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, and other writings on the Holocaust and on virtue ethics. As director of

Boston University’s Center for Character and Social Responsibility, Bernice lectured widely and taught

courses on character education and on the Holocaust. Most recently, she served as Dean of Adult

Learning at Hebrew College.

Community partners: HERC, Temple Israel, Tallahassee Jewish Federation, Shomrei Torah and MidTown Reader

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