FIRST, DO NO HARM: MEDICAL SCIENCE, ETHICS AND THE HOLOCAUST

Powell-Heller Conference for Holocaust Education | Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma | October 24 - 26, 2018 | Free and Open to the Public   

In the last decades, historical research on Nazi Germany has focused on sites of terror- especially concentration camps and extermination camps. Despite a multitude of works exploring these places of terror, comparatively little work has been done exploring the role of medical scientists and nurses in perpetrating ethical violations of their mandate to “first, do no harm.” Perhaps even fewer works have attempted to explore the role of Jewish medical personnel and their attempts to fight against the Nazi regime in whatever limited capacity they had. In the post-world war II environment of military tribunals and subsequent doctors’ trials, the field of medical science was forced to revise its code of ethical conduct and rethink its notion of patient informed consent, embodied in the Nuremberg Code. LEARN MORE and see the SCHEDULE of incredible presenters.

 

LEFT VS. RIGHT: A DEBATE MODELING CIVIL DISCOURSE ON ISRAEL

Wednesday, Oct. 24 | Stroum Jewish Community Center, Mercer Island | Doors open at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7pm | $18 adults, $10 seniors and students  

Join us for a lively and thought-provoking exchange between J.J. Goldberg, Editor-at-Large of The Forward, and Jonathan S. Tobin, Editor-In-Chief of Jewish News Syndicate. Offered by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. REGISTER

 

STOLEN WORDS: THE NAZI PLUNDER OF JEWISH BOOKS - AUTHOR RABBI MARK GLICKMAN

Saturday, Oct. 28 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Temple B'nai Torah, Bellevue

Rabbi Mark Glickman’s book, Stolen Words: The Nazi Plunder of Jewish Books is the story of the largest collection of Jewish books ever assembled – the volumes that the Nazis looted from Jewish libraries, communal associations and families during their rampage through Europe. His presentation at Temple B’nai Torah will share highlights from this epic story – Why did the Nazis collect these books? How did they conduct their looting? How did the Jewish community respond? How were the books discovered and where are they now? Come and hear answers to these and many other questions as Rabbi Glickman shares this amazing story.