Miriam Zimmerman, Ed.D., served as the interim director of the Farkas Center from 2012 to 2014. Her father, of blessed memory, was a German-Jewish refugee who escaped Nazi Germany in 1937. As part of Patton’s Third Army, he was a liberator of the Buchenwald concentration camp. She has taught a course on the Holocaust at Notre Dame de Namur University since 1995. In 1998, the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education (NCCHE) sent her to Jerusalem to study at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies. She has presented papers on the Holocaust at Yad Vashem, NCCHE conferences, and the University of Haifa.