The 2015 Luisa and Stephen Hornstein Program in Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Human Spirit is co-sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and Issac M. Wise Temple. “The Annual Hornstein Program in Remembrance of the Holocaust and the Human Spirit” was established in memory of Drs. Stephen and Lusia Hornstein, local Holocaust survivors and doctors who served the Cincinnati community for many years. The endowment fund at Wise Temple provides an annual program in remembrance of the Holocaust to honor the memory of the Hornsteins’ and their extraordinary lives of achievement, courage, optimism and goodness.
This year’s lecture will feature writer, Arthur Allen who will speak about his book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl. The book tell the true story of the battle against disease and genocidal ideology, told through the lives of microbiologists Rudolf Weigl and Ludwik Fleck, a Christian and a Jew, who fought typhus and cruelty from the Russian POW camps of WWI to the ghettos and concentration camps of Nazi-occupied Europe.