About the Author:
Bernice Lerner is Dean of Adult Learning at Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts and a senior scholar at the Center for Character and Social Responsibility at Boston University’s School of Education, where she teaches courses related to the Holocaust, character and ethics education. Lerner is the author of The Triumph of Wounded Souls: Seven Holocaust Survivors’ Lives (endorsed by Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Coles; published by University of Notre Dame Press, 2004, and, in German, by Wochenschau Verlag, 2013). At the time of the 70th anniversary of the liberation she published “Bergen-Belsen through the Eyes of Its Liberator” (National Review Online, 2015) and “The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen” (The Jewish Advocate, 2015) subsequently appearing in media outlets throughout the United States. She has also been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and elsewhere. Lerner holds a doctorate in education from Boston University and a master’s from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is a founding member of the Boston Biographers Group.