Holocaust Scholar to Speak at Lecture Series

Nov. 6, 2007

The Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas will welcome Professor Richard Breitman of American University to campus,  where he will present two lectures for the annual Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series. 

The first lecture is titled “Why Anne Frank Did Not Receive a Visa to the United States.”  It is at 1 p.m. Sunday, in the UT Dallas Conference Center main auditorium.

Professor Breitman is the former director of historical research for the Nazi War Criminals Records and Imperial Japanese Records Interagency Group. He is also the editor-in-chief of the National Holocaust Museum’s journal, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

 He is the author of numerous essays and books in the field of Holocaust studies. Most recently, he co-edited the papers and diaries of James G. McDonald, League of Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in Advocate for the Doomed: The Diaries and Papers of James G. McDonald 1933-35.

The lecture Sunday will be followed by a reception and book signing.

 His second talk, at 9:a.m. Monday, November 12, in the UT Dallas Conference Center Room CN 1.206 bears the title of his book on James G. McDonald.

All lectures are free and open to the public, however, reservations are suggested.  For information, please call (972) 883-2100 or e-mail holocauststudies@utdallas.edu.

About the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series
The Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series is an endowed series that brings the world’s most distinguished scholars of the Holocaust to UT Dallas and the North Texas Community.  

The lectures give students, scholars and the general public insight into the newest research on the Shoah, and offer a forum where they can share and discuss their latest findings with general audiences as well as with students and faculty.   

The series’ purpose is to help others understand the crisis the Holocaust created in the world, and to study its relevance and meaning for humanity in the 21st century.


Media contacts: Debra Pfister, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2100, dhpf@utdallas.edu
or Meredith Dickenson, UT Dallas (972) 883-2293, meredith.dickenson@utdallas.edu

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