Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

11th Annual Schleunes Lecture

April 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The 11th Annual Schleunes Lecture will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The speaker will be 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. Dr. 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, now retired from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an adjunct faculty member at Greensboro College.

Details

Date:
April 9, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,

Organizer

Mike Sistrom
Phone:
336-272-7102, 5306
Email:
sistromm@greensboro.edu

Venue

Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel
815 W. Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27403 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
3362727102
Website:
https://www.greensboro.edu

Greensboro College COVID-19 Resources Page  2021 Commencement Page