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Professor Emeritus Awarded for Service as
Director of County Holocaust Center

6/17/10


West Windsor, N.J. - On June 13 Saul Goldwasser, professor emeritus at Mercer County Community College, was recognized for his good works. He was presented with the Honey and Maurice Axelrod Award, given annually in cooperation with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, the Anti-Defamation League of New Jersey and the Axelrod Family. Goldwasser is director of the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, located on the college's West Windsor campus. He was nominated by an MCCC colleague, Professor Emerita, Dr. Vera Goodkin, who is also active in Holocaust education.

Goldwasser has served as the director of the center since its founding in 2003. Its mission is to provide support to educators, local organizations and the community at large in teaching the concepts and lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides.

"I am always deeply affected when I see a young person's reaction as they learn what occurred during the Holocaust, later in Rwanda, and continuing into Darfur. I can only hope it changes their lives as much as these events have changed mine," Goldwasser said.

Pictured at the award presentation are, from left, MCCC
Professor Emerita Vera Goodkin; Center Director Saul Goldwasser, Dr. Paul Winkler, executive director of the NJ Commission on Holocaust Education; and Etzion Neuer, NJ regional director of the Anti-Defamation League.

The Honey and Maurice Axelrod Award recognizes outstanding educational and community leaders in New Jersey who fight against bias, prejudice and discrimination through education about the Holocaust and other genocides. These awards are presented through an Anti-Defamation League endowment in cooperation with the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education.

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