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Bruce and Lucy Gerstein Holocaust Education Travel Fund

Bruce and Lucy GersteinDr. David Gerstein has established an endowed fund, named in honor of his parents, at Butler University that will support travel and research related to the study of the Jewish Holocaust. This year's award will support travel and research related to the study of the Jewish Holocaust and is open to undergraduate students of all majors. Dr. Gerstein personally expressed an enthusiasm for a variety of uses for the fund.

2020-21 application (new!)

The 2020-21 application is now available. It is due by January 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

2019-2020 Recipient

Congratulations to Ali Kerby (Health Sciences '22) for being the 2019-2020 recipient.

2018-2019 Recipient

Congratulations to Addy McKown '21 from the College of Communications on being awarded this year's fund.

2017-2018 Recipients

Congratulations to Ben Kessler (Health Sciences) and Alea Rashid (Business) for being co-recipients of this year's award. They both present on their research on Monday, October 29 from 7-8 pm in PB 156. Thanks to everyone who attended!


Congratulations to Isaac Warshawsky (Pharmacy '20) for being selected as the second recipient of the Bruce and Lucy Gerstein Holocaust Education Fund. Isaac traveled to Poland over spring break and has been working on an ongoing research project related to the film Schindler's List.

Isaac's public presentation was Thursday, October 26 from 7-8 pm in PB 156. Thanks to everyone who attended!

Please direct any questions about the application process and future awards to the CHASE office.

2015-2016 recipient and public presentation

The first recipient of the fund was Ellie Hersh (College of Education, 2016). She traveled with the CANDLES (Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors) Museum trip to Auschwitz from July 9-17, 2016. Ellie gave a public presentation on both the trip, as well as her ongoing research, which deals with teaching the Holocaust to elementary school children, on September 29, 2016 from 6:15-7:00 p.m. in the Reilly Room, Atherton Union. The event was extremely well attended and open to the public.

Read the Tribune Star's account of Ellie's experience.

Holocaust survivor Eva Kor spoke at Clowes Hall in 2016 for the Diversity Series. Watch her entire presentation.