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Holocaust Expert to Discuss Genocide at Two Lectures

Dr. Omer Bartov

Dr. Omer Bartov

Dr. Omer Bartov, the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History and German Studies at Brown University, will present two lectures Sunday and Monday for the annual Burton C. Einspruch Lecture Series, which is hosted by the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies.

Bartov’s first lecture, at 4 p.m. Sunday, is titled “The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: The Murder of a Town in Eastern Galicia.”

The lecture will reconstruct the destruction of the town of Buchach in Polish Eastern Galicia during World War II. Based on his monograph of the same name, the talk will investigate genocide as reflected through the documents, eyewitness reports, postwar trials, testimonies and memoirs of the inhabitants of the town.

At 9 a.m. Monday, Bartov will discuss the challenges and benefits of investigating genocide at the local level.

“The Einspruch lectures annually bring groundbreaking research to UT Dallas and the wider community,” said Dr. Nils Roemer, who is the director of the Ackerman Center and the Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies. “They offer vital opportunity to engage and reflect on the history and legacies of the Holocaust.”

Bartov is one of the world’s leading experts on the subject of genocide, and he has authored several books, including The Eastern Front, Hitler’s Army and Mirrors of Destruction.

The Einspruch lectures annually bring groundbreaking research to UT Dallas and the wider community. They offer vital opportunity to engage and reflect on the history and legacies of the Holocaust.

Dr. Nils Roemer,
director of the Ackerman Center and the Stan and Barbara Rabin Professor in Holocaust Studies

Bartov’s interest in representation also led to his study, “The Jew in Cinema,” which examines the recycling of anti-Semitic stereotypes in film.

The endowment of the Einspruch Holocaust Lecture Series sponsors annual lectures and is part of the Holocaust studies program in the School of Arts and Humanities. It brings world-renowned 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.

Both lectures will be held in the Alexander Clark Center. They are free and open to the public.

For more information about the lectures, call 972-883-2100 or email [email protected].

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