The Holocaust has had unfathomable, deeply personal effects on its survivors. This year, as part of the 2011 Bernard Malis Memorial Lecture, the Humanities Department invites Dr. Henri Parens to present “A Personal Study in Resilience Healing after the Holocaust.” The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the McNeil Science and Technology Center.
Dr. Parens is a Holocaust survivor who fled from Poland as a child and escaped from a concentration camp at the age of 12. He became a leading expert in the field of child analysis, the development of aggression, and the prevention of mental illness. After he speaks, Dr. Parens will take questions.
The Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lectureship in Humanities was endowed by Malis, who graduated from PCPS in 1944 with a BS in pharmacy and in 1947 with an MS in pharmacy. He was a consultant in pharmacology and public health, and was chair of the Philadelphia chapter of the Explorers Club. In 1989, Malis was elected a fellow of Royal Society of Arts.