"Lauded by such publications as Newsweek and The New York Times, and by such institutions as the UN, Princeton's Jewish Center and the Hebrew Union College, Dr. Jud Newborn speaks with dramatic power and a deeply felt passion that leaves his audiences both moved and exhilarated."LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE

Dr. Jud NewbornJUD NEWBORN, PhD, is a New York-based author, dramatic multimedia lecturer, and expert on anti-Semitism, extremism and the fight for human rights worldwide. He was honored in 2018 by the Anne Frank Center USA with the “Spirit of Anne Frank Human Writes Award," the highest honor in his field. A pioneer in the creation of Holocaust museums, Dr. Newborn served as Founding Historian, curator and co-creator of New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage. Dr. Newborn has lectured and performed to acclaim at universities, religious institutions, conferences and other venues, ranging from San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre and L.A.’s Simon Wiesenthal Center to the United Nations, and from Canada to Cape Town. (See Jud Newborn's Updated Program Descriptions on LinkedIn ) [ 2018 Spirit of Anne Frank Award ]

Dr. Newborn was awarded his PhD with Distinction by the University of Chicago, following three years of fieldwork in Europe as a Fulbright and Woodrow Wilson National Fellow. His now classic book, Sophie Scholl and the White Rose, provides an inspiring account of a handful of courageous German university students—two former fanatical Hitler Youth leaders—who became the greatest heroes of the German anti-Nazi resistance, and icons of "Civil Courage" in Germany today.

Acclaimed by such publications as The New York Times, Newsweek International, Library Journal, Ha’aretz, The Times of London, and by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, the book was issued in 2018 in a 3rd, special 75th Anniversary Year edition (1943-2018). New endorsements attesting to its urgent relevance today, and that of Dr. Newborn’s accompanying multimedia lecture program, have come from famed scholars, human rights activists, leading actors and major institutions. These include, among others, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, Norman Lear, Peter Yarrow, Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, Academy Award Winner Joel Grey (Cabaret), Alan Alda, Prof. William Shulman, Germany's White Rose Foundation, and Dr. Michael Berenbaum, the former Founding Director of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Dr. Jud Newborn Dr. Newborn has written for numerous leading newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times and The Jerusalem Post. He has appeared as a consultant throughout the media, from the CBS Morning News, CNN and other networks to NPR’s “All Things Considered.” During an adventurous career, Dr. Newborn hunted down former Nazis and SS officers to interview. He also volunteered to work briefly undercover for Poland's "Solidarity" freedom movement six months into the Communist Declaration of Martial Rule and the sealing of Poland's borders. In July 1995, at the height of the Balkans Crisis, Dr. Newborn broke a decades-long barrier by giving the first lecture on the Holocaust ever held at the United Nations, during which he called out against the UN's abandonment of Bosnian Muslims to mass murder.

Today Jud Newborn is Curator and Producer of Special Guest Programs for Long Island's renowned Cinema Arts Centre, bringing in Nobel Laureates, Kennedy Center Honorees, and Academy Award, Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winners and nominees to interview in special gala programs before live audiences.

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White Rose
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose 
The Remarkable German
Students Who Defied Hitler

Special 75th Anniversary Year Edition (1943 - 2018)
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Startling New Research by Dr. Jud Newborn: "Solving Mysteries: The Secret of the White Rose"

     • Germany's White Rose Anti-Nazi Resistance
     • Lions of Judah:  Jewish Anti-Nazi Resistance
     • To Life!  An Evening of Mystery and Revelation
     • Global and Islamist Anti-Semitism
Other topics, addresses, and personal appearances by arrangement

Dr. Newborn, a cultural anthropologist and seasoned on-camera expert and, is a lively and articulate resource for TV, radio and print reporters:
     • History, politics, film and popular culture
     • The Holocaust and global anti-Semitism
     • Human rights, dissent, religion and sexual politics
     • The Middle East, fundamentalism and extremism
Media Credentials

Bring the "Speaking Truth to Power" Multimedia Lecture Program to Your Campus & Community

Germans, voting in 2003 in a month-long national TV competition to choose the most important Germans of all time, catapulted Hans and Sophie Scholl into fourth places—winning over Goethe, Gutenberg, Bach, Bismarck, Willy Brandt, and Albert Einstein!  If votes of only those under age 40 had been counted, The White Rose would have taken first place.