From Barbed Wire to Bluegrass: Holocaust Survivors in Kentucky (part 2). Led by Jacqueline Kohl-Hamilton, Professor of English, Eastern Kentucky University & member of the National Holocaust Educators Network, with special guest, Holocaust survivor John Rosenberg.
Rosenberg is emeritus director of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky Inc. (AppalReD), a legal services program serving low-income people throughout the state.
Prior to his work at AppalReD, Rosenberg served for eight years as a trial attorney and section chief in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, litigating discrimination cases in the deep south. He was part of the team that prosecuted the murderers of the three civil rights workers who were killed in Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964.
Rosenberg has a B.A. from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina Law School, and served four year in the U.S. Air Force. Previously recognized by the ABA with a 2013 Difference Makers Award, Rosenberg was awarded honorary degrees from Morehead State University in 1999 and from William Mitchell College of Law in 2000. In addition, in 2004 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Lawyer magazine and in 2013 received the Kentucky Bar Association Distinguished Lawyer Award.
Along with his brother and parents, Rosenberg is a Holocaust survivor who was featured in Arwen Donahue's book This Is Home Now.
Rosenberg has received a number of awards for his public service work, including the distinguished Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award, in 2016.
This program is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities. Kentucky Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C.
Holocaust Remembrance Day Event with survivor John Rosenberg