Dr. Richard Freund, Archaeologist
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What new, non-invasive, techniques are being used in archaeology, and how are they helping researchers to learn more about the Holocaust?
Dr. Richard Freund is the Director of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies and Greenberg Professor of Jewish History at the University of Hartford, Connecticut, in the United States. He has directed archaeological projects in Israel and Europe, including in Burgos and Cádiz, Spain, and a research project at the extermination camp at Sobibor, Poland. Dr. Freund is the author of six books on archaeology, two books on Jewish ethics, over one hundred scholarly articles and has appeared in over a dozen television documentaries. He is about to begin a new project in the historic Great Synagogue of Vilna, in Lithuania.
Dr. Freund recently visited Madrid, where he spent Shabbat with the Bet-El masortí congregation. He spoke with English Corner about his own research, and some new and exciting developments in archaeological techniques.