Bernard Adler was born in 1920 in Nagydobos, a country town in Hungary. After the German occupation of Hungary in the spring of 1944, he, his parents, and his eight siblings were first sent to a ghetto and then, a short time later, to Auschwitz. Bernard, separated from his family, was sent on to Mauthausen and then to Ebensee. He attributes his survival in the camps to his skills as a tailor. When American soldiers were approaching Ebensee in May, 1945, the prisoners were ordered into tunnels. However, the underground spread word that the tunnels were filled with explosives to be used by the Germans to blow up the remaining inmates. No one went into the tunnels.
Following liberation, Bernard returned to Hungary where he met his wife Irene. After his move to Israel, Irene joined him. They were married there in 1948 and had one son. After their move to New York, where Bernard resumed work as a tailor, they had a second son.
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Roy J. Eidelson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, a member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, and the former executive director of the Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in the Philadelphia area.
McGill-Queen’s University Press describes Roy Eidelson’s new book—Doing Harm: How the World’s Largest Psychological Association Lost Its Way in the War on Terror—as “A thought-provoking, unflinching, scrupulously documented account of one of the darkest chapters in the recent history of psychology.” In his upcoming talk at Manhattan College, Dr. Eidelson will discuss this decades-long struggle for the soul of professional psychology. It persists today, as “dissidents” committed to fundamental do-no-harm principles continue to challenge influential insiders who are eager for ever-closer ties to the US military-intelligence establishment. This conflict, pitting ethics against expediency, has ramifications that reach well beyond psychology alone.
The Tannenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding will host an in-person event with Manhattan College (HGI) to promote the "Peacemakers in Action Podcasts," and discuss ways it can be used in the classroom. Featuring: Yehezhel Landau With Peace and Justice Studies, Dorothy Day Center, Political Science, Religious Studies
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