#VirtualSJCC: Survival in Times of Terror with Speaker Winston Brill
August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture series with the J returns with a #VirtualSJCC conversation with speaker Winston Brill on “Survival in Times of Terror.”
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This will be the story of Winston’s parents who, in 1938, were unable to leave their native Germany with its savage Nazi-inspired antagonism towards Jews. Winston’s father experienced horrors in Dachau concentration camp while his mother, pregnant with Winston, attempted to flee through Belgium, but was caught and sent back to Germany. Through luck, skill and others’ activities, they were able to reunite in England—on the day Winston was to be born. The talk will provide his parent’s background, what they endured, how they survived while many relatives were killed, and how the trauma of their experiences influenced the remainder of their lives. Winston will discuss their experiences in light of today’s deep prejudices and divisiveness.
*Limited space is available so register today.
Winston Brill has taught at least one University of Washington Osher course a year during the past eleven years. This fall he will be teaching “Germs Make Me Sick!” Prior to retiring, he enjoyed three careers: 1) professor at the University of Wisconsin, 2) founder of a biotech company, and 3) consultant and speaker on creativity and innovation. Business Week identified him as one of top ten most innovative scientists. Dr. Brill was featured in the television series Nova, CBS Evening News, Time and Newsweek. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.