Holocaust and Medicine Legacy for Medical Education and Practice: A Holocaust Survivor’s Daughter Teaches German Medical Students at Auschwitz

Through lenses of medical educator and daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Dr. Hedy Wald shares her recent experience of using the humanities to teach medical students at the Witten-Herdecke Faculty of Health in Germany about medical ethics and support morally resilient professional identity formation through reflecting on medicine’s role within the Holocaust.   Dr. Wald’s presentation confronts and reflects upon the egregious ethical violations of physicians and the medical establishment in Germany and Austria during the Third Reich.

Hedy S. Wald, PhD, is clinical professor of family medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and faculty, Harvard Medical School Pediatrics Leadership Program. She has published extensively and lectures internationally on medicine and the Holocaust. 

The Zucker School of Medicine Osler Society in conjunction with Zucker School of Medicine Hillel (Hofstra Hillel MD), Northwell Health’s Department of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Center for Equity of Care, the Jewish Bridges BERG (Business Employee Resource Group), Northwell System Chaplaincy, and Hofstra Hillel presents a Holocaust Remembrance Day Lecture

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time: 6-7p.m.

Register here.

All students, faculty, and staff of the Zucker School of Medicine, Northwell Health, and Hofstra University are welcome to attend. Advance registration is required; registrants will receive a Zoom link to join the program.


For more information, please contact Lisa Martin at lisa.martin@hofstra.edu.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2021



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