MINICONFERENCE AND ROUND TABLE
HEROINES OF THE HOLOCAUST: NURSES AND DOCTORS AS RESISTERS IN THE HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE
Join us as six international scholars on Holocaust and Genocide, including three members of the Lancet Committee on Medicine and the Holocaust, present heroic acts of courage by nurses, doctors and medical personnel in the Holocaust, the Rwandan Genocide and other moments of genocide. Faculty from Nursing schools in the U.S. and abroad discuss the transformative power of using these real life stories to increase empathy, ethical decision making and professional identity within the medical field.
JUNE 6 2023, 11 AM -1PM; 3-4:15 IN PERSON AND ON ZOOM: https://wagner.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodu-sqDIoE9MofoldeGda1-03Mris3Xh4
MORNING PROGRAM. 11-1 PM EST.
Miriam Offer, Senior Lecturer, Western Galilee College and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv
University, Lancet Commission on Medicine and the Holocaust
TITLE: "WARRIORS WITH STETHOSCOPES AND WHITE COATS: THE ACTIVITIES OF FEMALE NURSES
AND DOCTORS IN THE WARSAW GHETTO"
Maria Ciesielska, Head of the UNESCO Unit at the Faculty of Medicine at the University in Haifa
"TO CARE FOR CHILDREN ON THEIR WAY AND BEYOND... - HISTORY OF FEMALE DOCTORS FROM THE
WARSAW GHETTO WHO STOOD WITH THEIR PATIENTS UNTIL THE VERY END."
Sarah E. Brown, Education Consultant
"WOMEN HEALERS AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS DURING THE 1994 GENOCIDE AGAINST THE
Donatilla Mukamana Chair, Local and International Partnership, School of Nursing and Midwifery,
University of Rwanda Advisory Council Member, International Center for MultiGenerational Legacies
"NURSES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 1994 GENOCIDE AGAINST TUTSI"
Anat Romem, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nursing at the Jerusalem College of Technology
and the head of the master's degree program and Zvika Orr, Senior Lecturer in the Department of
Nursing at the JerusalemCollege of Technology.
"HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE STUDIES IN NURSING EDUCATION: NURSES AS CRITICAL
Hedy S. Wald, Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University,
Faculty, Harvard Medical School Pediatrics Leadership Program, and Commissioner, Lancet
Commission on Medicine and the Holocaust.
"LEGACY OF MEDICINE AND NURSING DURING THE HOLOCAUST: EDUCATION FOR RESILIENT
PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY FORMATION OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS"
3:00-4:15 SCHOLARS ROUNDTABLE
Scholars joined by Professors of the Evelyn J. Spiro School of Nursing, Wagner College
Moderator: Sari J. Siegel, Founding Director, Center for Medicine, Holocaust and Genocide Studies,
Assistant Professor, Program in the History of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai