Monday, June 9, 2014
Day 12: Monkeys, Hiking, and Defying Gravity
Michael completed his master’s degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester, PA in 2014. During his time at WCU, Michael acted as the media consultant, participated in several academic and research programs including one in Rwanda, and another in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences, seminars and symposiums on the subject of the Holocaust and genocide. Michael is currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit. His position is part of a special initiative through the Vice President of the United State’s efforts to improve the lives of Holocaust Survivors currently living in the United States. Through this initiative, Michael works to enhance services and outreach to the Metro Detroit Survivor community and has developed and implemented a training program for Jewish Family Service staff to learn more about the history of the community they serve.