James H. White '84 / Sibylle Sarah Niemoeller-von Sell Fellowship for Clergy
In 2005, a fellowship was created by the Tom and Jenny white to provide financial assistance for at least one clergyperson to attend the biennial Scholars' Conference on the Holocaust and the Churches. The fellowship honors the late James H. White and Sibylle Sara Niemoeller von Sell.
James was deeply committed to his Roman Catholic faith tradition and his family. He had an uncompromised sense of justice and as a teacher wanted people to honestly confront prejudice and injustice. Sibylle, writer, lecturer and widow of anti-Hitler pastor Martin Niemoeller. Her family was staunchly and uncompromisingly anti-Nazi even before Hitler came to power. After the war, Sibylle immigrated to the US where she and Niemoeller were reacquainted and eventually married. After his death, she converted to Judaism and took the name Sarah, a meaningful gesture, because it is the name used by the Nazis as a derogatory reference to Jewish women. James and Sibylle share a common, unwavering dedication to confronting evil and seeking truth. They symbolize the search for reconciliation, dignity and justice through their faith traditions.
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