Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, Vienna, Austria

The Masada of Warsaw

Sunday March 3, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Irving Berkowitz
Florida Atlantic University
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Friedberg Auditorium
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

In this talk Dr. Berkowitz will provide a sweeping analysis of the historic, symbolic and political significance of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising (April – May 1943).

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In this talk Dr. Berkowitz will provide a sweeping analysis of the historic, symbolic and political significance of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising (April – May 1943). He will contrast this event with another well known historic parallel, the heroic last stand by Jews against the overwhelmingly superior military forces of Rome, the siege of Masada (73-74 CE). Dr. Berkowitz will underscore the legacy, inspiration and contemporaneous relevance of the “resistance”in both instances to the moral imperative of rising above fear and intimidation and pushing back against escalating Jew-hatred with the same courage, leadership, passion and defiance as the Ghetto fighters.

Please register each attendee individually.

    The Taylor Force Act: Halting Pay To Slay

    Sunday March 17, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
    Mr. Stuart Force
    Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Allen B. West
    Julie Strauss Levin, Esq.
    Florida Atlantic University
    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
    Friedberg Auditorium
    777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

    Mr. Stuart Force has a distinguished record of service to our nation. He and his wife, who tragically lost their soldier son Taylor in a pay to slay terror attack, were instrumental in bringing the Taylor Force Act into current legislation.

    LIEUTENANT COLONEL (Ret) ALLEN B. WEST is a combat veteran, and former Member of the US Congress. He is the third of four generations of military combat veterans. After 22 years of honorable service in defense of the Republic, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.

    JULIE STRAUSS LEVIN is an attorney with extensive experience in both the for-profit and non-profit spaces. Julie was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Feld Entertainment, Inc., the largest provider of live family entertainment in the world. Julie was appointed to the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. She also sits on the Virginia Israel Advisory Board.

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    Mr. Stuart Force has a distinguished record of service to our nation. He and his wife, who tragically lost their soldier son Taylor in a pay to slay terror attack, were instrumental in bringing the Taylor Force Act into current legislation. LIEUTENANT COLONEL (Ret) ALLEN B. WEST is a combat veteran, and former Member of the US Congress. He is the third of four generations of military combat veterans. After 22 years of honorable service in defense of the Republic, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. JULIE STRAUSS LEVIN is an attorney with extensive experience in both the for-profit and non-profit spaces. Julie was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Feld Entertainment, Inc., the largest provider of live family entertainment in the world. Julie was appointed to the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. She also sits on the Virginia Israel Advisory Board.

    Please register each attendee individually.

      The Rothschild Dynasty: Overcoming Antisemitism

      Sunday March 31, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
      Dr. Ralph Nurnberger
      Florida Atlantic University
      Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
      Friedberg Auditorium
      777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

      The Rothschild family had lived in Frankfurt’s Jewish ghetto for 400 years. They earned their living by selling goods on the back of a donkey. By the mid-1800s they likely were the wealthiest family on the planet.

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      The Rothschild family had lived in Frankfurt’s Jewish ghetto for 400 years. They earned their living by selling goods on the back of a donkey. By the mid-1800s they likely were the wealthiest family on the planet. Their enormous wealth enabled them to impact major events throughout Europe and the Middle East, including funding Wellington’s army against Napolean, Britain’s abolition of slavery, control of the Suez Canal, and the railways in Austria and Germany.

      Please register each attendee individually.

        The Masada of Warsaw:
        A Special Presentation in Honor of Yom Hashoah

        Sunday May 5, 2024 - 1:00 p.m.
        Dr. Irving Berkowitz
        Palm Beach Synagogue
        120 North County Road, Palm Beach, Florida 33480

        In this talk Dr. Berkowitz will provide a sweeping analysis of the historic, symbolic and political significance of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising (April – May 1943).

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        In this talk Dr. Berkowitz will provide a sweeping analysis of the historic, symbolic and political significance of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising (April – May 1943). He will contrast this event with another well known historic parallel, the heroic last stand by Jews against the overwhelmingly superior military forces of Rome, the siege of Masada (73-74 CE). Dr. Berkowitz will underscore the legacy, inspiration and contemporaneous relevance of the “resistance” in both instances to the moral imperative of rising above fear and intimidation and pushing back against escalating Jew-hatred with the same courage, leadership, passion and defiance as the Ghetto fighters. 

        Please register each attendee individually.

          Israel at War: What Comes Next

          Sunday November 12, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
          Gregg Roman
          Director of the Middle East Forum
          Florida Atlantic University
          Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
          Friedberg Auditorium
          777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

          You are invited to join a crucial discussion led by Gregg Roman, Director of the Middle East Forum, focusing on the recent tragic events in Israel and the path forward. Mr. Roman will analyze the factors contributing to the calamity where Hamas claimed over a thousand lives in one day. He will outline strategies for dismantling the group, emphasizing the necessity of addressing this issue for regional stability.

          Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties

          Sunday December 3, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
          David de Jong
          Florida Atlantic University
          Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
          Friedberg Auditorium
          777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

          A groundbreaking investigation of how the Nazis helped German tycoons make billions off the horrors of the Third Reich and World War II—and how America allowed them to get away with it.

          Lithuanian Holocaust Fraud

          Sunday December 17, 2023 - 11:00 a.m.
          Grant Arthur Gochin
          Florida Atlantic University
          Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
          Friedberg Auditorium
          777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

          Gochin is a serial litigant against the Government of Lithuania to expose their rampant rewriting of their Holocaust history. Through his litigation, he has exposed the Lithuanian President, Prime Minister, Parliament, Public Prosecutor, Heritage Department, Mayor of Vilnius, every single one of their Courts including both of their Supreme Courts, as participants in the national program of Holocaust deception.

          IBM and the Holocaust:
          The Smoking Gun Documents

          Sunday January 7, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
          Edwin Black
          Florida Atlantic University
          Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
          Friedberg Auditorium
          777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

          “IBM and the Holocaust” is the New York Times’ best-selling and stunning story of IBM’s strategic alliance with Nazi Germany. Edwin Black will show how IBM and its subsidiaries helped create the technologies that enabled the Nazis to target the Jews of Europe for asset confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, enslaved labor, and, ultimately, annihilation.

          Artificial Intelligence and Automated Antisemitism

          Monday January 8, 2024 - 7:00 p.m.
          Edwin Black
          Boca Raton Synagogue
          7900 N. Montoya Circle, Boca Raton, Florida 33433

          From the author of the New York Times best selling book, IBM and the Holocaust, comes a spellbinding lecture on one of the largest threats to the Jewish community that remains unspoken.

          Artificial Intelligence and Automated Antisemitism

          Tuesday January 9, 2024 - 7:00 p.m.
          Edwin Black
          Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens
          6100 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418

          From the author of the New York Times best selling book, IBM and the Holocaust, comes a spellbinding lecture on one of the largest threats to the Jewish community that remains unspoken.

          The Nazi Titanic

          Sunday January 21, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
          Dr. Robert Watson
          Florida Atlantic University
          Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
          Friedberg Auditorium
          777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

          The final days of WWII were defined by desperate fighting, final acts of heroism and inhumanity, and chaos. One incident that embodies all these descriptions occurred in the final hours of the war when Nazi units in northern Germany on the southern Baltic Coast were forced to surrender.

          The Prime Minister of Israel’s Spokeswoman, Tal Heinrich and Captain Ital Tzur of the IDF, on the Current Situation in Israel

          Sunday January 28, 2024 - 1:00 p.m.
          Tal Heinrich Spokeswoman for Bibi Netanyahu.
          Captain Itai Tzur of the IDIF
          Palm Beach Synagogue
          120 N County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

          TAL HEINRICH, is the spokeswoman for Prime Minster Bibi Netanyahu, Tal brings a career as anchor and producer of several Prime Time TV news shows covering major events in Israel. Tal will bring enormous knowledge on the current war in Israel and the challenges they face.

          CAPTAIN ITAI TZUR, Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, Captain Itai joined the Naval Academy and was eventually promoted to command a Naval Patrol Battleship, charged with securing the southern maritime border along the Gaza Strip and playing an active role in Operation Guardian of the Walls in 2021.

          Time Capsules Under the Rubble: the Ringelblum Archive in the Warsaw Ghetto

          Sunday February 4, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
          Dr. Samuel Kassow
          Florida Atlantic University
          Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
          Friedberg Auditorium
          777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

          During World War II Jews resisted not only with guns but also with pen and paper. Even in the face of death they left “time capsules” full of documents that they buried under the rubble of ghettos and death camps.

          Jerusalem and the Disputed Territories: Definitive Sovereignty in International Law

          Sunday February 18, 2024 - 11:00 a.m.
          Dr. Jacques P. Gauthier
          Florida Atlantic University
          Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
          Friedberg Auditorium
          777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431

          The answers to the question of Israel’s entitlements in respect to the City of Jerusalem and the disputed territories under international law depend on certain prior legally binding decisions which are reflected in international legal instruments.