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Norbert Lempert was born in Oradea, Romania, in 1955. The family emigrated to the US in 1961.  As a student, Mr. Lempert was an Intel (Westinghouse) Science Talent Search Winner and held positions in bioscience research at Harvard University, the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NY.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in Neuroscience and English and received a Master of Arts Degree with a Fellowship in the Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins University

Following graduate school, Mr. Lempert spent ten years in creative and management positions in medical communications agencies. In the early 1980’s he pioneered personal computer communications technologies applied to health care industries. In 1989, he founded Spectral Resources, Inc., an agency that became the pharmaceutical industry's leading provider of PC and Internet-based communications solutions. Mr. Lempert sold Spectral Resources to Harte-Hanks, Inc. in 1998, and served the parent company in a variety of senior management positions until 2004.

In 1998, Mr. Lempert founded the Lempert Family Foundation; he spends much of his time advancing its causes and projects.  He also serves on the boards of charities in Stamford, Ct.



Susana Geroe was born in Oradea, Romania. Following graduation from high school, she immigrated to the US with her family in 1965. She is a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles and of the University of San Diego. Her Degree of Translator and Interpreter emphasizes French and Italian, her Bachelor's Degree is in French Language and Literature, and her Master's Degree in Education focuses on Curriculum Development and Instruction. In addition, Ms. Geroe holds Teaching Credentials on High School and College levels.

Ms. Geroe taught for over twenty years, in both the private sector and in state run educational institutions, creating and applying multi ethnic/multi cultural curriculum at all levels of instruction. In 1997 Ms. Geroe translated and published  "Pearls and Lace", a volume of verses of an Oradean Holocaust survivor. She also wrote and published her own poems and short stories and recently completed a novel.


Dr. Anna Hercz was born in Oradea, Romania, in 1947. She has graduate degrees in Urban Geography from Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania and McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Her varied career includes policy planning/analysis, and project management in fields such as urban planning, housing, public works, and property management. Her employers and clients include the McGill Centre for Northern Studies and Research in Montreal, the City of Ottawa, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Recently she completed a CIDA funded water and wastewater infrastructure project in Romania. Currently Dr. Hercz is working for the City of Ottawa on long-term planning.  

Anna's parents, Dr. Mozes Terez and Dr. Mozes Carol, both Holocaust  survivors, are still active and split their time between Oradea, Romania and Tel Aviv, Israel.  Anna was instrumental in translating her mother’s Holocaust memoir “Beverzett Kotablak” -- “Staying Human Throught the Holocaust” –  to English.



Bernadette Roberts was born in the United States. She received her BA in Political Science from Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame and her Masters Degree in International Relations from American University in Washington, DC. Ms. Roberts has spent nearly a decade working in Washington, DC for various nonprofit, legislative and philanthropic organizations. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Oradea, Romania from 1998-2000. There she helped implement an environmental non-governmental organization development program.

Currently, Ms. Roberts is Foreign Service Officer with the State Department assigned to Tirana, Albania.


Oradea Memorial Project Advisors 

RADU IOANID, Ph.D. – Scholar and historian, author of  "The Holocaust in Romania: The Destruction of Jews and Gypsies Under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944". 

RABBI SIMON JACOBSON – Teacher, spiritual leader, founder of the Meaningful Life Center, author of “Toward a Meaningful Life” and “60 Days: a Spiritual Guide to the High Holidays.”

MARSHALL S. LEVIN – Entrepreneur and writer, currently Senior Associate National Director and Director of National Development for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

PETER (REUVEN) WEISZ -- Ex-Oradean, living in Israel since 1964, holds
B. Sc. E.E. and MBA degrees, lecturer, entrepreneur and business consultant with Israeli companies throughout Europe.


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