Very flattered that my “Men Who Made the Atomic Bomb” presentation received such nice coverage.
Special thanks to Barb Banet for her help.
Presented at the JCC of Ann Arbor on July 14th, 2016.
“On August 13th, 1942, the government of the United States began the project that changed human history, the development of the Atomic Bomb. The project was begun under the urging of Jewish physicists Leo Szilard and Albert Einstein, would proceed under the direction Robert Oppenheimer and would involve literally dozens of Jewish physicists, chemists and mathematicians. They were aware that they were in a race against the German team that was also engaged in developing a weapon of mass destruction. The fate of the Jewish people and of all humanity hung in the balance.
The Men Who Made The Atomic Bomb (PowerPoint)
The Men Who Made The Atomic Bomb (PDF Version)
Presented February 25th, 2016 at the JCC of Ann Arbor
In 1938 the character of Superman would make his first appearance in Action Comics, ushering in the Golden Age of comics and helping to create an industry that is today valued in the billions of dollars. Few people realize that the Man of Steel was created by two Jewish boys out of Cleveland and that he was, in many ways, a direct response to Adolf Hitler.
Copies available as PowerPoint and PDF:
The stories of Sigmund and Anna Freud, Alfred Adler, Bruno Bettelheim, Abraham Maslow, the members of the Frankfurt School, even Dr. Ruth Westheimer….rarely are they presented in their proper historical and cultural context. This is an attempt to correct that and explain how psychology became what it is today.
Presented at the Ann Arbor JCC/JCS this historical overview is available for download and reference:
Jews in America have always been at the forefront of social change. From Revolutionary War hero Haym Solomon to union activists, feminists and those fighting for our privacy, this is a history of those who raised their voices for social change. Please feel free to download a copy: