From Silence to Recognition: Confronting Discrimination in Emory’s Dental School History
From 1948 to 1961, the years of John E. Buhler’s deanship, a pervasive climate of anti-Semitism transfigured the young lives of Jewish students at Emory University’s dental school. This documentary - which premiered at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia last October and resulted in a public apology to the students - is based on the investigative research of one of these students, Dr. Perry Brickman. Now a retired maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Brickman was suddenly kicked out of Emory University in 1952. The film features his haunting flip camera interviews with fellow students, Emory University President Jim Wagner, and professors Deborah Lipstadt and David Blumenthal.