Greensboro College Presents 11th Annual Schleunes Lecture on the Holocaust and Genocide April 9

March 18, 2019 9:12 am
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Dr. Barry TrachtenbergGREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College presents the 11th Annual Schleunes Lecture on the Holocaust and genocide, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel on campus.

Admission is free, and the public is invited. Free parking is available behind the college’s Admissions Welcome Center at the corner of West Market Street and College Place.

The speaker is Barry Trachtenberg, the Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History and an associate professor in the Department of History of Wake Forest University and the author of “The United States and the Nazi Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance” (2018).

He will speak on “The U.S. and the Holocaust: New Challenges to Historiographical Orthodoxies.”

Since their emergence in the late 1960s, the scholarly works that have most strongly influenced popular and academic perception of the United States’ role in the Holocaust are those that have severely criticized both President Franklin Roosevelt’s administration and American Jewish leaders, insisting that they utterly failed to meet their moral obligations toward European Jews.

Trachtenberg will discuss the new historiographical shift underway on the thinking of the United States and the Nazi Holocaust and its relevance to our present-day refugee crisis.

The Schleunes Lecture on topics related to the Holocaust and genocide is presented annually through the generosity of Richard and Jane Levy of Greensboro in honor of the eminent Holocaust scholar Dr. Karl Schleunes. Schleunes is now retired from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is an adjunct faculty member at Greensboro College.

For more information about the event, please contact Mike Sistrom at 336-272-7102, ext. 5306, or email sistromm@greensboro.edu.

Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.

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