Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Our Chaplain": Rabbi Abraham Klausner

& The Surviving Remnant in Germany:  Professor Avinoam Patt will give a talk on the life and work of Rabbi Abraham Klausner, who lived in Santa Fe after his retirement from Temple Emanu-El in Yonkers in 1989 until his death in 2007.

Rabbi Abraham Klausner
NMJHS Presents "Our Chaplain":
Rabbi Abraham Klausner
& The Surviving Remnant in Germany:
Avinoam J Patt
Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe
Sunday August 5 @ 4:00 pm

Rabbi Klausner is widely known as one of the first rabbis into the camps at the end of World War II when he arrived to Dachau. He had a major role in organizing people and helping the transition to life after the camps. Rabbi Klausner advocated on behalf of survivors before American military authorities and securing much needed medical, food, and clothing supplies for them after liberation.

Professor Avinoam J Patt
In this presentation, Professor Patt will examine Rabbi Klausner's work in postwar Germany, his impact on the survivors, and his historical legacy.  [Click here to read Rabbi Klausner's obituary in The New York Times.]

Avinoam J Patt, PhD is the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford, where he is also director of the Museum of Jewish Civilization.   

He is also the co-editor of We are Here: New Approaches to the Study of Jewish Displaced Persons in Postwar Germany.

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