Event Details
October 27th, 2011 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Moore Auditorium
North Building, Medical School Campus

Ms. Hedy Epstein – A longtime St. Louis resident, Ms. Epstein remains a significant activist in seeking resolution of conflicts in the middle east. A native of Freiburg, Germany she fled the Nazi’s via Kindertransport to England in 1939 at the age of 15. After the war she worked with the occupying forces in Germany including the Doctors’ trial at Nuremberg. She immigrated to the US in 1948, eventually settling in St. Louis. Ms. Epstein will share her experiences and perspectives on the Holocaust and the Doctors’ Trials.

Professor Garland Allen – Professor Allen received his doctorate in History of Science from Harvard in 1966 and has been on the Biology Faculty at Washington University in St. Louis since 1967. Allen has focused on may issues in Biology that are have had major impacts on society and culture. He is internationally recognized for his pivotal publications on the origins and impacts of the eugenics movement. Professor Allen will discuss the scientific and social origins of the Eugenics movement and its early influences on society.

Professor William H. Schneider - Professor Schneider is Professor of History and Director of the Medical Humanities Program at the Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis. He also has appointments in the Center on Philanthropy and the School of Medicine. After being awarded his Doctorate in History at the University of Pennsylvania he taught at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington before joining IUPUI in 1989. Professor Schneider has wide ranging interests in issues regarding advances in biomedical sciences in the 20th Century, including genetics and eugenics. Professor Schneider will consider how medicine was used by racists to justify the Holocaust and by others to resist it.