‘Neighbors’ Author To Speak at U.T. Dallas

Dr. Jan Gross, professor of politics at New York University and author of Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland, will present a lecture entitled “Neighbors — The Murder of the Jewish Community in July 1941” on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Center Auditorium at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

The following morning at 11 a.m., Dr. Gross will discuss “Revisiting ‘Neighbors’ — Polish Debates about the Murder of Jedwabne Jews” in Room CN 1.206 at the Conference Center.

Dr. Gross’ visit, which is being sponsored by The Holocaust Studies program of UTD’s School of Arts and Humanities, continues the university’s long tradition of bringing world-prominent scholars to its campus and fulfilling the mission of the Holocaust Studies Program in teaching the importance of greater historical and moral awareness of what happened when the Third Reich shattered European society. That tragedy more than one-half century ago created shock waves that still exert an impact on our contemporary consciousness.

For information about the many musical, arts, theatre, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UTD, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), or e-mail [email protected], or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ web site at Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982. Texas Relay Operator: 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UTD

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 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate 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 web site at

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