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Dr. Michael Berenbaum, our 2017 Distinguished Writing Award winner.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Earlier this month we were pleased to host Dr. Michael Berenbaum, an award-winning writer, lecturer, and teacher whose life work has been illuminating the Holocaust. He was the recipient of the 2017 University Libraries and Friends of University Libraries Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing.

Dr. Berenbaum served as co-producer of the 1996 Oscar, Emmy and Cable Ace winning short documentary film, One Survivor Remembers:  The Gerda Weissman Klein Story.  Dr. Berenbaum is a graduate of Queens College (BA, 1967) and a proud graduate of Florida State University (Ph.D., 1975), and also attended The Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary and Boston University. Dr. Berenbaum provided insights into writing, his teaching and the great achievement of helping to found the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. 

The annual Florida State University Alumni Award for Distinguished Writing recognizes a living and renowned Florida State University graduate for a distinguished and influential body of published work. This work can be academic, non-fiction, fiction, or a combination.

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