Touro Initiative Included in Las Vegas Sun Feature

Esther Finder’s parents always emphasized the importance of a good education. The day she graduated from Northwestern, her father took her cap and put it on his head.

“I realized he never had a chance for an education,” she said.

Finder’s parents, each a Holocaust survivor, were 16 when World War II started, and 22 when it ended.

“That’s prime time for an education,” she said.

Touro University Nevada recognized 21 Holocaust survivors by presenting them with honorary doctoral degrees during the medical school’s commencement Monday at Westgate Las Vegas. Touro was founded on Judaic values of teaching service and learning, according to the university’s website.

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