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curator , filmmaker , historian , lyricist , writer

Jud Newborn, American historian, curator, writer, filmmaker, lyricist. Fulbright fellow, 1980-1982; Newcombe fellow, 1984-1985. Member American Society of Composers, American Anthropological Association, American History Association, Authors Guild, Association Holocaust Organizations, New York Old Growth Forest Association (board member), National Arts Club (honorary member), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Newborn, Jud was born on November 8, 1952 in New York City. Son of Solomon and Rita (Cohen) Newborn.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude in Anthropology and English, New York University, 1974; postgraduate, Clare Hall, Cambridge U., 1974-1975; Master of Arts in Anthropology, University of Chicago, 1977; Doctor of Philosophy with distinction, University of Chicago, 1994.

Career

A pioneer in the creation of Holocaust museums, he helped build New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, serving as its Founding Historian and curator. He is known for his co-authored book, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose (Oneworld Publications, 2006), an account of the history of the White Rose, a group formed in part by German Christian students—some former Hitler Youth fanatics—who were part of the German anti-Nazi resistance. Newborn is also a wide-ranging lecturer who has spoken throughout North America and worldwide.

He is known for dramatic multimedia programs that set unsung aspects of the Holocaust, among other subjects, within the context of such compelling, contemporary issues as the rise of extremism, oppression, fanaticism and genocide, in order to inspire audiences to join in the fight for freedom and "our shared humanity."\r\n When he brought it to her and asked who the people in it were, "her face turned bright red. Tears welled in her eyes. And she said in her Yiddish accent, 'Dunt ask me.

Hitler burnt dem all.'" \r\n Jud Newborn was educated at New York University, Cambridge University and the University of Chicago, which awarded him his doctorate with Distinction in 1994 for his dissertation, "Work Makes Free": The Hidden Cultural Meanings of the Holocaust. (Work Makes Free: English translation of Nazi forced labor camp slogan Arbeit Macht Frei).

Membership

Member American Society of Composers, American Anthropological Association, American History Association, Authors Guild, Association Holocaust Organizations, New York Old Growth Forest Association (board member), National Arts Club (honorary member), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

father:
Solomon Newborn

mother:
Rita (Cohen) Newborn