DR. JUD NEWBORN
ON-CAMERA MEDIA EXPERT, NYC
•HOLOCAUST—MIDEAST POLITICS—WORLDWIDE EXTREMISM
•HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE—PATRIOTISM & POLITICAL DISSENT
•FILM—RELIGION—SEXUAL POLITICS/”CULTURE WARS"—POPULAR CULTURE
•Historian—Journalist—Public Speaker—Cultural Anthropologist
•Ph.D. with Distinction, University of Chicago—Fulbright Fellow
•Founding Historian and curator, NY’s Holocaust Museum (MJH)
•Cinema Arts Centre, L.I.—Special Projects Consultant
A pioneer in the creation of Holocaust Museums, Dr. Newborn helped build NY’s Museum of Jewish Heritage, serving as Founding Historian & Curator from 1986 to 2000. A Fulbright & Newcombe Fellow, he was educated at NYU, Cambridge University & the University of Chicago, where he was awarded his doctorate with Distinction.
He is also an expert on film, sexual politics, the environment & popular culture, & consults for L.I.’s renowned Cinema Arts Centre.
Newborn is co-author of SOPHIE SCHOLL AND THE WHITE ROSE (Oneworld, 2006), the definitive account of Christian students—-some former Hitler Youth fanatics-—who became the greatest heroes of Germany’s anti-Nazi resistance. The book is companion to the Oscar-nominated German film, “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days.” Also a poet & lyricist, Newborn has written for The New York Times, The Jerusalem Post, Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Nation & The Forward, as well as The UK's Jewish Chronicle & The NY Jewish Week, among other leading publications.
A dynamic public speaker, Dr. Newborn has appeared on national TV & lectured coast to coast, from L.A.’s Simon Wiesenthal Center & San Diego’s Old Globe Theater to NY’s National Arts Club, the United Nations, & from Canada to Cape Town. At the UN, speaking on the Holocaust at the height of the Balkan Crisis, he put aside “protocol” to decry their abandonment of Bosnian Muslims to mass murder. During the course of an adventurous career, Newborn hunted down Nazi perpetrators & worked briefly undercover for Poland’s Solidarity freedom movement, 6 months into Communist martial rule.
Only one day after 9/11, he wrote the world’s first Op Ed piece pinpointing the extremist ideology & motivation behind the World Trade Center attacks. It was cited by Governor Mario Cuomo on Larry King Live to answer the question, “Why do they hate us?”
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•”Your work is so impressive and important.” —LIZ SMITH, NATIONAL COLUMNIST
•"Uses his unique skill to point out the links between Nazism & the Islamic extremists in our post-9/11 global community.” —SUSAN PEIREZ, NY DIRECTOR, STEVEN SPIELBERG SHOAH FOUNDATION
•"Dr. Newborn held our audience spellbound. He is one of our most frequent and respected speakers.” —VIC SKOLNICK & CHARLOTTE SKY, CINEMA ARTS CENTRE, LONG ISLAND, NY
•"What impressed your correspondent most was the revelatory lecture by dynamic Jud Newborn. Thanks to the event held here, his great works have come to the attention of the world." —DAVID HOROWITZ, SR. CORRESPONDENT, UN PRESS CORP