Congratulations to Doug Cervi and best of luck in his new executive director position (“New NJ Commission on Holocaust Education head committed to making communities ‘safe and nurturing,’” May 28). My father, a WWII Dachau liberator, worked with the staff of Stockton University — where Cervi is an adjunct professor — as part of his speaking engagement coordination in the last 20 years of his life. He spoke to thousands of students in N.J. and the mid-Atlantic region. Stockton maintains an excellent commitment to Holocaust education.
My father used his memoir, “A Teenager’s Journey Through War and Peace,” as a cornerstone of his talks to students. I was so glad to see it in the library at Ventnor Middle School when I substitute taught there this winter. My father’s overall message, regardless of the level of modernity that surrounds us, was “beware of evil.”
Kudos to NJJN staff writer Jed Weisberger for a well-written piece.
Lisa Zaslow Segelman