Presented by Dr. Cheyenne Martin
Thursday, March 7, 2013,
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Albert and Ethel Herzstein Theater
Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004
in Houston's Museum District
Tickets are $5 for HMH members, seniors and students and $8 for nonmembers. Seating is limited and advance registration is requested. Visit https://www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online. Seniors and students may pay at the door. Please note: online registration is not refundable.
Dr. Cheyenne Martin, medical ethicist and noted scholar on medical resistance in the Holocaust, will present a public lecture examining the powerful legacy of hundreds of Jewish and non-Jewish physicians, nurses and dentists involved in resistance activities during the Nazi era. Their voices and faces are largely invisible in medical and Holocaust literature, yet they made remarkable contributions to resistance efforts across occupied Europe - a striking contrast to Dr. Josef Mengele and other Nazi doctors who tortured and murdered thousands of children and adults in euthanasia and experimental programs. Drawing on her extensive archival research and interviews with medical survivors, she will discuss the broad spectrum of individual and collective resistance-related activities undertaken by these caregivers and analyze decisions to engage in resistance , as well as the risks and wrenching ethical issues they faced i! n providing care in the face of brutal conditions and murder.
Martin is the Rebecca & Edwin Gale Professor of Ethics, at the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Nursing in Galveston. She received her Ph.D. with a concentration in bio-medical ethics from the University of Texas School of Public Health and was a recipient of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Fellowship in Bioethics. She served as a member of the Holocaust Museum Houston Academic Committee and as a member of the International Scholars Conference on the Holocaust Advisory Board.