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For Immediate Release:
Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Lecture on Holocaust Survivors and Their Offspring
Living With the Past in a Rough Present
Teaneck, NJ (March 1, 2003) – "Living with the Past in a Rough Present: The After-effects of the Holocaust on Survivors and Their Offspring" is the title of a lecture to be presented by Professor Dan Bar-On, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, on Friday, March 28 at 2 p.m.
The free lecture, which is open to the public, is part of the Global Scholars Lecture Series at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ, and will be held in Room 105, Muscarelle Center.
Professor Dan Bar-On holds the David Lopatie Chair of Post-Holocaust Psychological Studies in the department of behavioral sciences at Ben-Gurion University.
In 1985, after completing his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University, he launched a pioneering field of research in Germany, studying the psychological and moral after-effects of the Holocaust on the children of the perpetrators. His book "Legacy of Silence: Encounters with Children of the Third Reich" has been translated into many languages.
Since that time, Professor Bar-On has brought together descendants of survivors and perpetrators for intensive encounters, as well as students from the third generation of both sides.
He is the author of "Fear and Hope: Three Generations of Holocaust Survivors’ Families" and "The Indescribable and the Undiscussable."
Currently he directs the new Center for Dialogue Between Populations in Conflict and is the co-director of PRIME (Peace Research Institute in the Middle East) with Professor Sami Adwan of Bethlehem University. Together, they received the June 2001 Alexander Langer Prize in Bolzano, Italy, for their efforts in peace building between Palestinians and Israelis.
The lecture at Fairleigh Dickinson is presented by the School of Psychology, the University Core Program, and the Office of Interdisciplinary, Distributed and Global Learning. For further information, call 201 692 2300.