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Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Deborah Lipstadt Lecture Tonight at 7:00p.m. Coffman Theater

Deborah Lipstadt Lecture Tonight at 7:00p.m. Coffman Theater

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) proudly presents the Bernard and Fern Badzin Lecture featuring Deborah Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University and author of internationally acclaimed books related to the Holocaust.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union, on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Lipstadt will speak on Holocaust Denial: A New Form of Anti-Semitism and her recent critically acclaimed book The Eichmann Trial.

The event is free and open to the public; however, reservations are required. To reserve your tickets please click here or call the reservation line at 612-626-2587.

For parking and travel info please click here.

The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at St. Cloud State University is the initiating sponsor of Deborah Lipstadt's visit to Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Sponsors: Institute for Global Studies, Center for the Study of Political Psychology, Program in Health and Human rights, Center for Jewish Studies, Human Rights Program, Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch, and the Institute for Advanced Study

Community Sponsors: Jewish Community Relations Council, CHAIM Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota, St. Paul JCC, and the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest

Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt is Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University in Atlanta.

deborah lipstadt photo.JPGDr. Lipstadt's new book, The Eichmann Trial, published by Schocken/Nextbook Series in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Eichmann trial, has been called by Publisher's Weekly, "a penetrating and authoritative dissection of a landmark case and its after effects." David Gergen of the Kennedy School has described it as "a powerfully written testimony to our ongoing fascination with the proceedings, the resonance of survivor tales, and how both changed our understanding of justice after atrocity."

Her book History On Trial: My Day in Court With a Holocaust Denier (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2005) is the story of her libel trial in London against David Irving who sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier and right wing extremist. The book won the 2006 National Jewish Book Award and was first runner up for the Koret Award. Her book Denying the Holocaust: the Growing Assault on Truth and Memory (Free Press/Macmillan, 1993) is the first full length study of those who attempt to deny the Holocaust.

At Emory she created the Institute for Jewish Studies and was its first director from 1998-2008. She directs the website known as Holocaust Denial on Trial (HDOT) which contains answers to frequent claims made by deniers.

Lipstadt was a historical consultant to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and helped design the section of the Museum dedicated to the American Response to the Holocaust. She was appointed by President Clinton to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council on which she served two terms. She was a member of its Executive Committee of the Council and chaired the Educational Committee and Academic Committee of the Holocaust Museum. On July 7, 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Lipstadt to the Council again.

She has taught at UCLA and Occidental College in Los Angeles. She received her B.A. from City College of New York (1969) and her M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1976) from Brandeis University. Professor Lipstadt is frequently called upon by the media to comment on a variety of matters.

Tune in this weekend to Minnesota Access Radio for an interview with Deborah Lipstadt.