Ethan Rogers has been named the Holocaust Legacy Foundation Gideon Klein Scholar for 2022-2023.
For his research project, Ethan will be studying the Secret Synagogue of the Terezin ghetto. The Secret Synagogue was created by a religious teacher and artist named Artur Berlinger in a concealed storage room in the ghetto. This allowed Jews to practice and maintain their faith in secret in a place where it was otherwise forbidden. Beautiful inscriptions and murals, created by Berlinger, covered the walls. Ethan plans to create a scale and digital model, capturing its character, and will present a walk-through of the small but meaningful space during Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week 2023.
Ethan Rogers is a third-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in Urban Landscape Studies. He grew up on Long Island, New York, and is an avid foodie and city-goer who enjoys listening to comedy specials and going to Broadway shows. Around Boston he is involved with Northeastern Hillel and the architecture club AIAS, volunteers at Boston Building Resources, and enjoys walking on the Charles River Esplanade.
The Holocaust Legacy Foundation Gideon Klein Award is supported by the Holocaust Legacy Foundation.