Date: April 7, 1999
Contact: Howard Lupovitch
The first annual Berger Lecture on the Holocaust will be given by Rabbi Joseph Polak at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 12, in the Robins Room of Colby College's Roberts Building. Rabbi Polak is director of the Boston University Hillel House and a child survivor of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. His talk, titled "The Last Survivor," is open to the public and free of charge.
In addition to serving as Boston University's Hillel Rabbi for more than 25 years, Rabbi Polak is an adjunct professor in Boston University's law school. He also serves as chairman of the law committee at the Rabbinical Court of Massachusetts. Rabbi Polak received his ordination from the Rabbinical College of Canada in Montreal.
The Berger Fund was endowed in 1993 by Robert Berger and Patricia Downs Berger '62 to promote Holocaust studies at Colby.