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Nazareth College is pleased to welcome Holocaust experts and brothers Ralph S. Berger and Albert S. Berger, for a special lecture on Monday, October 14,2013 in the Nazareth College, Otto Shults Forum at 7:00 p.m. The Bergers are co-editors of With Courage Shall We Fight;The Memoirs and Poetry of Holocaust Resistance Fighters. This book tells the story of survival of their parents, Murray “Motke” Berger and Frances “Fruma” Berger, members of the Bielski Brigade who escaped the Nazis and fought back, saving their lives and the lives of others. This lecture is free and open to the public. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Ave. Rochester,N.Y. 14618.
The talk will be hosted by Ralph S.Berger, an arbitrator, mediator, attorney, and lecturer along with his brother Albert S.Berger. Albert is a retired teacher, coach, and mentor at Brooklyn College. Join us for this event to hear about the Bergers’ story, the poetry they wrote about the Holocaust, and their lives before, during and after the Holocaust.
Since the book was first published the Bergers have lectured at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC, the Holocaust Memorial of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, and Miami-Dade College. This event is sponsored by The Center for Spirituality, Religious Studies Department, The March: Bearing Witness to Hope and The Rochester Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.