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Rabbi Admiral Aaron Landes Lecture Series: An American Chaplain in Buchenwald

Rafael Medoff, Ph.D.
Founding Director
David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
7:00 p.m. ET, Online

When Rabbi Herschel Schacter signed up as a chaplain in 1942, he expected to spend the war assisting Jewish GIs with their religious needs. But when his unit liberated the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald, Schacter was thrust into the role of helping survivors rebuild their shattered lives and serving as their voice to the world. The riveting story of how the Holocaust transformed one rabbi—and how he, in turn, transformed the future of American Jewry.

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