RICHARDSON, Texas (Sept. 22, 2005) — The Burton C. Einspruch lecture series resumes next month at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) with two lectures by Dr. Alan Berger, a renowned scholar of Holocaust literature and an expert on second-generation Holocaust survivors.
Professor Berger’s first talk, “Hidden Children of the Holocaust,” will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m., in UTD’s Conference Center Auditorium. A 3:30 p.m. reception will follow. The subsequent lecture, “The Second Generation Voices: Jews and Germans Reflect on Their Holocaust Legacy,” will be held on Monday, Oct. 17, at 9 a.m., in Room 1.206 of the Conference Center.
Both lectures will focus on the lives of the children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors.
Berger holds the Raddock Eminent Scholar Chair for Holocaust Studies and is a professor of Judaic Studies as well as the director of the Center for the Study of Values and Violence after Auschwitz at Florida Atlantic University. He is an associate editor of the publication Studies in American Jewish Literature and serves on the editorial boards of Literature and Belief and Shofar.
Widely known for his scholarly work, Berger is an author and editor or co-editor of such books as Crisis and Covenant: The Holocaust in American Jewish Fiction, Judaism in the Modern World, Children of Job: American Second Generation Witnesses to the Holocaust, Second-Generation Voices: Reflections by Children of Holocaust Survivors and Perpetrators and Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature.
Berger has lectured about the Holocaust, American Jewish literature and theology throughout America and in Europe, Australia, South Africa and Israel.
Both lectures are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For reservations or additional information, please call UTD’s Holocaust Resource Center at 972-883-2100, or e-mail [email protected].
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 UTD 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 21 st century. The program and lecture series fall under the directorship of Professor Zsuzsanna Ozsvath.
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.