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Join Conversation With Son of Rabbi Who Led Services at Liberated Buchenwald

March 29, 2022 | Ended

On Sunday, April 3, at 7:00 PM CT, Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter and Dr. Rafael Medoff will speak about the transformative experience of Rabbi Hershel Schacter, and the story of how a face-to-face encounter with the Holocaust changed the life of an American rabbi and how he, in turn, changed the U.S. Jewish community.

Rabbi Herschel Schacter — a U.S. Army chaplain in World War II — was part of the unit that liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald. For two and a half grueling months, Rabbi Schacter immersed himself in the world of the survivors and helped them rebuild their shattered lives. After the war, Rabbi Schacter helped spearhead a revival of Orthodox Judaism in America, played a significant role in the Soviet Jewry protest movement, and led efforts to secure American support for Israel.

Join a meaningful and enriching virtual conversation — on Sunday, April 3, at 7:00 PM CT — featuring inspiring insights by renowned scholar and son of Rabbi Herschel, Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter and Schacter biographer Dr. Rafael Medoff, who will speak about the transformative experience of Rabbi Hershel Schacter, and the story of how a face-to-face encounter with the Holocaust transformed the life of an American rabbi and how he, in turn, transformed the American Jewish community.  The dialogue will be moderated by Rabbi Reuven Brand.

The event is being presented in partnership with The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University and Midwest Center for Jewish Learning at YU Torah Mitzion Kollel of Chicago.

For more information and registration, visit: ilholocaustmuseum.org/events/the-rabbi-of-buchenwald-a-conversation-with-rabbi-jacob-j-schacter-and-dr-rafael-medoff/