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FAU Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education Presents ‘Freedom Fighters’ Public Lecture

BOCA RATON, Fla. (January 23, 2013) – Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education in the College of Education will present a public lecture, “Speaking Truth to Power: The White Rose Resistance and Freedom Fighters Today” by Jud Newborn, Ph.D. The multimedia lecture will take place on Monday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center’s Lipman Reception Center, 5850 South Pine Island Road, in Davie. A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the door, but is not required to attend.

Newborn served as founding historian and special consulting curator to the New York Jewish Heritage Museum from 1986 to 2000 and co-authored the book, “Sophie Scholl and the White Rose.” Using music, historical photographs and suspenseful storytelling, Newborn recounts how Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans – both former fanatical Hitler Youth leaders, one gay – uniquely transformed into heroes and Christian martyrs of the German anti-Nazi resistance. Relating the White Rose story to today’s most compelling current events, Newborn also presents an array of “white rosers,” who are inspirational heroes from around the world that risk themselves for freedom and humanity.

Newborn is a New York-based lecture artist, author, human rights activist, historian and cultural anthropologist specializing in anti-Semitism, extremist movements and the global quest for humanity’s freedom.

This program is presented in cooperation with the David Posnack Jewish Community Center, the Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education and funded by SNCF. For more information about FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education, call Martha Brown at 561-297-2929 or visit


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