Dr. Stephen Berk
Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies
Union College, Schenectady, New York
Prolific author and lecturer, Dr. Stephen Berk will return to Omaha as the featured speaker at the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha. His presentation will provide an interesting discussion about an extremely important chapter in the history of the civil rights movement and will attempt to dispel the myths and misunderstandings that surround the relationship between African-Americans and Jews in this country.
Dr. Berk is the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies at Union College, Schenectady, New York. He is the author of Year of Crisis, Year of Hope: Russian Jewry and the Pogroms of 1881-1882 (Greenwood Press, 1985). He served as consultant to the Wiesenthal Holocaust Center in Los Angeles and received the prestigious Holocaust Memorial Award from the Holocaust Survivors and Friends Education Center.
While the lecture is free and open to the public, due to limited seating, please RSVP by October 25 to Stephanie Mueller
The Sokolof Lecture is sponsored by the UNO Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, the UNO College of Arts and Sciences, Rich and Fran Juro, The Jewish Federation of Omaha and the University of Nebraska Foundation. For further information, contact Dr. Moshe Gershovich, Director, Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO, 402-554-3175.
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