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Holocaust Remembrance

Yom HaShoah (יום השואה), known in English as Holocaust Remembrance Day or Holocaust Day, is observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period.*


Previous events:

April 24, 2017: "The Central Role of Neuroscientists under National Socialism: Links to the Holocaust and Medical Ethics"

New York Medical College observed Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on April 24 with an evening talk, presented by guest speaker Lawrence A. Zeidman, M.D., who has a keen interest in the history and ethics of neurology, especially during World War II, and has published numerous articles on the ethical issues involved in that era that have an impact on modern day neurology. Read more...

image of Lawrence A. Zeidman   Lawrence A. Zeidman, M.D. 
Associate Professor, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago; Director, AANEM-accredited EMG Laboratory; Director, Neuropathies and Nerve Injuries Multidisciplinary Clinic; Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation
     
Edward Halperin, M.D.   Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.
Chancellor and CEO, New York Medical College
     
Rabbi Moshe Krupka   Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka
Executive Vice President, Touro College and University System
     
Anne Bayefsky   Anne Bayefsky, M.A., M.L.H.
Director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust

May 5, 2016: "Recovering Nazi Looted Art: The Last Prisoners of the Shoah"

Mel Urbach    Mel Urbach, Esq.
Mel Urbach devotes his legal practice to helping Holocaust victims recover artifacts stolen during the years of Nazi terror. He uses a combination of international law, arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution techniques. He has assisted in the recovery of such artwork and artifacts as porcelain collections and Judaica. Mr. Urbach has actively participated in recovering several billion dollars for WWII victims during the last two decades. Read more...

May 4, 2016: "Holocaust Remembrance Day"

An evening of discourse and reflection as we observe Yom HaShoah with a thought-provoking program led by renowned psychiatrist, author, and NYMC alumnus, Robert Jay Lifton, M.D., ’48. Dr. Lifton, known for his studies on the psychological causes and effects of war and the themes of holocaust and transformation, will be joined by several other speakers, including Dr. Mark Hasten, chairman of the NYMC Board of Trustees, who endured the Holocaust firsthand, as a member of a Polish-speaking brigade of the Red Army. Read more...

Robert Lifton   Robert Jay Lifton, M.D., '48
Psychiatrist, Author and Lecturer 
     
Edward Halperin, M.D.  
Chancellor and CEO, New York Medical College
     
Anne Bayefsky   Anne Bayefsky, M.A., M.L.H.
Director, Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust
     
Dr. Mark Hasten     Dr. Mark Hasten
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, New York Medical College and Touro College and University System
     
    Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka
Executive Vice President, Touro College and University System

August 3, 2014: "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race"

A provocative exhibition exploring the Nazi regime’s “science of race” and its implications for medical ethics and social responsibility today. Read more...

Edward Halperin, M.D.   Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A.
Chancellor and CEO, New York Medical College
     
Alan Kadish, M.D.   Alan Kadish, M.D.
President, Touro College and University System and New York Medical College
     
Sharon Halperin   Sharon Halperin
Director, Holocaust Speakers Bureau
     
Dr. Mark Hasten     Dr. Mark Hasten
Holocaust Survivor and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Touro College and University System and New York Medical College
     
Harry Reicher  

Harry Reicher
Professor, Touro Law School, expert on the holocaust and human rights



*https://www.hebcal.com/holidays/yom-hashoah