Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series

Each year, the Holocaust Studies Program at UT Dallas invites eminent scholars in the field of Holocaust Studies to participate in the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series. Open to the public, this forum encourages both students and general audiences to gain insight into some of the ground-breaking research in the field, promoting a much needed exchange of ideas revolving around the Shoah. Among the internationally renowned scholars who have delivered lectures in this program are: Randolph L. Braham, John Cornwell, Saul Friedländer, Daniel Goldhagen, Jan Gross, Israel Gutman, Jürgen Habermas, Raul Hilberg, Steven Katz, Lawrence Langer, Vera Laska, David Patterson, Alvin Rosenfeld, István Szabó, Robert S. Wistrich, David S. Wyman, David Roskies, and Deborah Lipstadt.


2014 Fall Einspruch Lecture

October 26 – 27, 2014: Professor Wendy Lower

Dr. Lower, the John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College and Research Associate at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, will present the Fall 2014 Burton C. Einspruch Lectures.

Dr. Lower will be presenting two lectures: “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields” on Sunday, October 26, and “Traitors to the Homeland: Nazi Collaborators and Soviet Trials in Ukraine” on Monday, October 27. Both lectures will take place in the UT Dallas Alexander Clark Center and are free and open to the public.

For further information about the lectures, call (972) 883-2100 or email holocauststudies@utdallas.edu.


2013 Einspruch Lectures

October 13 - 14, 2013: Professor Jan Gross

Gross Lecture PosterIn October, Professor Jan T. Gross, the Norman B. Tomlinson ‘16 and ‘48 Professor of War and Society at Princeton University, presented two lectures in the Einspruch Lecture Series: On the Periphery of the Holocaust: Killings and Pillage of Jews by Their Neighbors and Reception of Neighbors and Current Writing on the Holocaust in Poland. Professor Gross’s research and teaching on modern Europe is focused on comparative politics, totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, Soviet and East European politics, and the Holocaust. Born in Warsaw, Professor Gross is a graduate of Warsaw University and Yale University. His often fiercely controversial published works on the Holocaust in Poland include Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland; Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz; and, most recently, Golden Harvest: Events at the Periphery of the Holocaust, described by The New Yorker as a “lucid and chilling book.”

Dr. Snyder’s Einspruch Lectures may be viewed by clicking on the lecture titles.


February 24 - 25, 2013: Professor Timothy Snyder

Snyder LectureIn February, Professor Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housnum Professor of History at Yale University, presented two lectures in the Einspruch Lecture Series: Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin and How Could the Holocaust Have Happened. Professor Snyder received his doctorate from the University of Oxford in 1997, where he was a British Marshall Scholar.  He joined the faculty at Yale in 2001, where he teaches courses on the Holocaust, east European history as global history, and modern East European political history. He is the author of numerous articles and several award-winning books, the most recent being Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010).

Dr. Snyder’s Einspruch Lectures may be viewed by clicking on the lecture titles.










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Last Updated: 1/8/2014