The Florida Holocaust Museum in partnership with Yeshiva University invites you to a special teacher workshop featuring a keynote speaker, Dr. Mordechai Paldiel. The workshop will focus on Jewish and non-Jewish rescuers of Jews during Shoah.
This training will also feature presentations by Dr. Shay Pilnik, Director of the Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University, and by Ursula Szczepinska, Director of Education & Research at The Florida Holocaust Museum.
About the Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Mordechai Paldiel is a leading scholar on the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust. He earned an MA and PhD in Holocaust Studies at Temple University, Philadelphia.
Paldiel was the director of the Righteous Among the Nations Department at Yad Vashem – Israel’s national Holocaust Memorial, from 1982 to 2007. Under his stewardship, some 18,000 non-Jewish men and women from various countries were awarded the prestigious honor of “Righteous Among the Nations” for their role in saving Jews from the Nazis.
Dr. Paldiel has published numerous books and articles on the rescue of Jews during the Holocaust. He currently teaches several courses at Yeshiva University – Stern College and Touro College in New York City.