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NYMC Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

On May 15, members of the New York Medical College (NYMC) community came together to commemorate Jewish American Heritage Month.

May 20, 2019
Big Sonia
Big Sonia

“This film is about resiliency and making the best out of your life even when you've been handed the worst,” said Marie T. Ascher, M.S., M.P.H., The Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director of the Health Sciences Library. “After hearing of neo-Nazi Holocaust deniers, Sonia was driven to speak for those who cannot speak. She speaks to school children, providing them with inspiration, and prisoners, to whom she gives hope. Sonia is an indomitable spirit who understands the healing power of forging human connections,” Ms. Ascher explained.

After the screening, Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., chancellor and chief executive officer, Rabbi Moshe D. Krupka, M.S., executive vice president of the Touro College and University System, and Abraham S. Bartell, M.D., M.B.A., clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, led the room in a dynamic discussion on what it means to be a survivor and how intergenerational trauma affects families and generations.

Members of the NYMC community who are interested in viewing Big Sonia may borrow it from the Health Sciences Library or view it through Amazon Prime.