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December 25, 2014

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Ackerman Center's Lecture Series to Feature Holocaust Scholar

Jan Gross

Jan T. Gross, a professor at Princeton University, is a "preeminent public intellectual and scholar of the Holocaust." On Monday, Gross will discuss the controversy that followed the publication of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland.

Professor Jan T. Gross of Princeton University will present two lectures on Sunday and Monday for the annual Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series, which is hosted by the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UT Dallas.

The first lecture at 4 p.m. on Sunday is titled “On the Periphery of the Holocaust: Killings and Pillage of Jews by Their Neighbors.” At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Gross will discuss the controversy that followed the publication of his book, Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland.

“More than six decades have passed since the horrors of the Holocaust were perpetrated, but scholars continue to uncover and reveal profoundly important new insights into what happened, and why and how,” said Dr. Hobson Wildenthal, UT Dallas executive vice president and provost. “Jan Gross, a preeminent public intellectual and scholar of the Holocaust, with his books Golden Harvest and Neighbors, has been at the forefront of researchers whose work has provided additional dimensions to our understanding of this world-historic event in human history. UT Dallas and the Ackerman Center are proud and honored to have him address our students and community friends as Einspruch lecturer.”

Both lectures will take place in the UT Dallas Alexander Clark Center auditorium.  Both are free and open to the public.

Gross is the Norman B. Tomlinson Professor of War and Society at Princeton, where his 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, Poland, Gross is a graduate of Warsaw University and Yale University. His other publications include Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz and Golden Harvest: Events at the Periphery of the Holocaust.

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

About the Burton C. Einspruch Lecture Series

The endowment of the Burton C. Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series sponsors annual lectures and is part of the Holocaust Studies Program in the School of Arts and Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas. It brings world-famous scholars in the field of Holocaust research to the UT Dallas campus where they 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 Contact: Chaz Lilly, UT Dallas, (972) 883-4461, charles.lilly@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu.


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