Vermont Humanities

Jack Mayer

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Image of Jack MayerJack Mayer is a Vermont writer and pediatrician. In 1991, he established Rainbow Pediatrics in Middlebury, where he continues to practice primary care pediatrics. He is an instructor in Pediatrics at the University of Vermont School of Medicine and an adjunct faculty for pre-medical students at Middlebury College.

Dr. Mayer has written short stories, poems, and essays for the past forty years, and participated in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference for three years. He is the author of two award-winning books: the non-fiction Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project, and the historical fiction Before the Court of Heaven. Visit his website.

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Talks by Jack Mayer

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How Did Germany’s Weimar Democracy Become the Third Reich?

Jack Mayer recounts the origins of the Third Reich through the story of Ernst Werner Techow, a right-wing assassin who reversed his politics while on trial for his life.

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Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project

Dr. Jack Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a Holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto.

Vermont Humanities*** July 6, 2016