March is Women’s History Month. In this three-part mini-series, The Observer interviewed three Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC) professors on the female figures who inspired them. This week, we feature Professor of History Doron Ben-Atar and his mother, 87-year-old Holocaust survivor Roma Nutkiewicz Ben-Atar.
Ben-Atar and his mother co-wrote a book that was published in 2006, titled “What Time and Sadness Spared: Mother and Son Confront the Holocaust Together with Roma Nutkiewicz Ben-Atar.” The Hebrew version is now available. Check back next week for Professor of Philosophy Babette Babich and her inspirational figure, feminist and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir.