Dr. Irving Berkowitz, dean of academic affairs for the Palm Beach State College Lake Worth campus, has received a fellowship to attend the “Teaching the Shoah and Antisemitism” Summer International Seminar in Israel.
The 140-hour intensive seminar at the International School for Holocaust Studies of Yad Vashem will bring together distinguished educators and scholars from around the world July 3-21 for lectures, pedagogic workshops, group discussions and survivor testimonies.
Participants also will get outside of the classroom for field trips to Christian and Jewish holy sites in Jerusalem, … Continue reading Berkowitz receives fellowship to attend international seminar in Israel
Long before boarding the flight to Washington, D.C., Palm Beach State College student Joseph Schlicher had been trying to comprehend the thoughts of his German ancestors who witnessed the torture and murder of Jews at the hands of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi regime.
“I was more curious about why one person could do as much damage as he did and about the Germans that were against it and what was going through their heads. Maybe in their hearts they didn’t agree, … Continue reading PBSC students earn trip to Holocaust Museum in essay contest
Before a standing-room only crowd Thursday, Dr. Irving Berkowitz, the son of Holocaust survivors, told a moving story of the pain he still carries knowing the anguish his parents experienced, particularly his 93-year-old mother who survived seven concentration camps.
Showing black and white images of the cousins, uncles and aunts he lost and of the deaths of millions from starvation, gas chambers and other horrific treatment at the hands of the Nazi regime, he said it is difficult to know that there are individuals in the world who deny the Holocaust. … Continue reading ‘Holocaust Remembrance is every day for me’ Berkowitz says