Colorado State University Speaker to Address Germany’s White Rose Student Resistance Movement

Jud Newborn, author, lecturer and expert on anti-Semitism and extremism, will speak as part of Colorado State University’s Holocaust Awareness Week at 7 p.m. March 1 in the Lory Student Center North Ballroom. He will speak about the White Rose Resistance Movement, a group of young German Christian college students who rose up against the Nazi regime.

Newborn co-authored the book, "Sophie Scholl and the White Rose," which was the basis for an Oscar-nominated German film that is being developed into a major motion picture. He has been published in the New York Times and The Jerusalem Post and has appeared on NPR’s "All Things Considered" and CBS News.

"We felt that Jud’s book was definitely appropriate for our theme of ‘Do Not Stand Idly By,’" said Lilli Welch of Students for Holocaust Awareness. "It is a captivating story about German college students, who, although they were not Jewish, stood up against the Nazis. We felt that the students of CSU could relate to this kind of story."

Newborn earned a Ph.D. with distinction from the University of Chicago as a Fulbright Fellow and is also the founding historian and curator of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage.

In his speeches, Newborn incorporates present-day topics such as issues of global anti-Semitism and terrorism while remembering the lessons of the Holocaust. A book signing and reception will take place after the presentation.

For more information about Holocaust Awareness Week at Colorado State or to set up a phone interview with Newborn, contact Hillel at (970) 491-2080 or visit