The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust presents “The Impossible Medical School: Warsaw Ghetto ’43,” a talk with Dr. Leo Gordon on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 4 p.m. at the museum.
A largely unknown piece of Holocaust history, “The Impossible Medical School” is a story of brave students and teachers taking educational risks under siege and medical resistance. Under the most extreme and dangerous conditions, physicians created a clandestine medical school in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Gordon will describe the rationale behind the effort, the individuals who participated and the environment surrounding the daring attempt at medical education.
Gordon has served as associate director of surgical education and medical consultant to the Historical Conservancy of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He participated in the development of the medical center’s mural, “Jewish Contributions to Medicine,” as well as the display, “The History of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.”
Gordon is a 40-year member of the hospital’s surgical staff. He currently serves as senior consultant in clinical surgery at the Surgery Group of Los Angeles, a multispecialty surgical group on the campus of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Admission to the film and the museum is free, but RSVP is required. The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is located at 100 S. The Grove Drive.
For information, visit lamoth.org.
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