It is with a great deal of sadness that we note the passing of a great friend of the Daniel Pearl Education Center.

Dr. Paul Winkler, the long-time director of the New Jersey Holocaust Education Commission, died this week.

Paul became very involved with the DPEC very early in our history. His insight and enthusiasm was incredible. His vision and dedication to Holocaust education in the state was legendary. It is because of his passion that young people in our state learn the important lessons of man’s inhumanity to man, not just from the Holocaust but from all genocides that occur in our world.

Paul’s infectious smile and his amazing friendliness will never be forgotten by our committee. His ideas and suggestions have certainly been a tremendous aid in our work. It was an honor for all of us to have had him involved in our work.

May his memory be a blessing to his family and to all of his friends and colleagues.