From Darkness to Life

Legacy of Medicine and the Holocaust

JNFuture Mimosas

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

7:00 pm ET


Join Jewish National Fund-USA as we confront, reflect upon, and learn about the egregious ethical violations of physicians and the medical establishment in Germany and Austria during the Third Reich. While atrocities committed during the infamous medical experiments are well known, learning more about these crimes against humanity during the Holocaust has been described as a moral imperative in medical education. As a medical educator and daughter of an Auschwitz survivor, Dr. Hedy Wald shares her recent experience of sharing this education with medical students in Germany, reflecting on the role of medicine during the Holocaust, and how it continues to strengthen her connection to Israel.


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This event is complimentary with a suggested donation of $360 to support Medical Services in the far-reaching periphery of Israel.

Featured Guest Speaker


Hedy S. Wald, PhD

Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


Dr. Hedy Wald is Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Faculty, Harvard Medical School Pediatrics Leadership Program. She is a Gold Humanism Foundation Harvard Macy Scholar, was a Fulbright Specialist Scholar in medical education at Ben Gurion University of Health Sciences, Israel, and has been a Visiting Professor at over 80 healthcare schools and healthcare organizations world-wide, presenting lectures and workshops on using interactive (guided) reflective writing to enhance reflective practice and support professional identity formation, promoting resilience and wellbeing, and Holocaust and Medicine in health professions education. Dr. Wald holds an appointment as a Commissioner for the international Lancet Commission on Medicine and the Holocaust.

Event Chairs

Dr. Jeffrey Friedlander 

Dr. Jeffrey Spencer

More Information

Ashley Emrani, Director, Tri-State

[email protected] or 212.879.9305 x501