Medicine and the Holocaust Community Seminar set for March 13

A Holocaust survivor will speak about escape and survival on Monday, March 13, at 5 p.m. in the Gandhi Auditorium of White Hall at Wright State University, as part of a Wright State University Medicine and the Holocaust Community Seminar.

Ira Segalewitz, lecturer and docent at the Holocaust Exhibit at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, will speak about his experience fleeing Poland with his mother when the Germans invaded. They escaped deep into the Ural Mountains of the former Soviet Union, where they survived the Holocaust in a work camp.

Following Segalewitz’s presentation, Ashley K. Fernandes, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and associate professor of pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will give a presentation on “How Remembering the Holocaust Can Save the Future of Medicine.”

The Wright State University Medicine and the Holocaust Community Seminar series is an outgrowth of the Medicine and the Holocaust course for fourth-year students at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are needed.

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is a community-based medical school affiliated with seven major teaching hospitals in the Dayton area. The medical school educates the next generation of physicians by providing medical education for more than 444 medical students and 443 residents and fellows in 13 specialty areas and 10 subspecialties. Its research enterprise encompasses centers in the basic sciences, epidemiology, public health and community outreach programs. More than 1,500 of the medical school’s 3,229 alumni remain in medical practice in Ohio.

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