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Teacher Study Day Explores Anatomy and Medicine in the Nazi Period  

Teacher Study Day

A doctor examining a child in the ghetto clinic in Bedzin, Poland, with a nurse at his side wearing the Jewish badge.

The Graduate Program in Jewish-Christian Studies is offering an online Teacher Study Day, Anatomy and Medicine in the Nazi Period, featuring Harvard Professor Sabine Hildebrandt, M.D. This day of professional development will take place on Microsoft Teams, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., on Monday April 25. Educators and other interested individuals are invited to attend the program free of charge.

Dr. Hildebrandt will present two workshops: Introduction to the History of Medicine, Nazism and the Holocaust, from 9:15 to 10:40 a.m.; and From Routine to Murder – Anatomy in Nazi Germany and Its Legacies for Today, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This study day has been developed for New Jersey teachers of Holocaust and Genocide Studies and offers three Professional Development/Continuing Education Credit hours for educators who participate. However, the study day is open to all those interested in the study of the Holocaust and Genocide, according to Rev. Lawrence E. Frizzell.

Father Frizzell is associate professor of the Jewish-Christian Studies graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences and the director of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, a leading center of expertise committed to the mission of developing, encouraging and increasing the collaborative peace-building efforts of Jewish and Christian scholars, theologians, educators and students.

Sabine Hildebrandt, M.D., is associate professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Harvard University. She received her MD degree from Universität Marburg, Germany and teaches anatomy and history of anatomy at Harvard Medical School and Harvard University. Her publications include The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgression and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich (Berghahn Books, 2016) and a biography of Jewish refugee physician Käthe Beutler (Hentrich and Hentrich, 2019). She is also co-editor of Recognizing the Past in the Present: Medicine before, during and after the Holocaust (Berghahn Books 2021).

This study day is offered free of charge through to the generosity of New Jersey Commission on Holocaust and Genocide Education and The Msgr. John M. Oesterreicher Endowment at Seton Hall University. To register, contact Father Frizzell at or (973) 761-9751.

New Jersey educators will be required to provide the name of their school when registering in order to receive the professional development credit hours. A confirmation email containing information about joining the Microsoft Teams program will be sent after registering.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Rv. Lawrence Frizzell
  • (973) 761-9751