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Omaha – While many understand the role played by the Nazis during one of the world’s worst genocidal events, few know about the acts perpetrated by those who were not members of Hitler’s special police.
On Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m., University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) assistant professor Waitman Beorn will discuss his first book, “Marching into Darkness,” which sheds light on the role of the Germany army, known as the Wehrmacht, during the Holocaust.
Beorn is the Louis and Frances Blumkin Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at UNO. The professorship was established through the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Education Fund and with the help of Sam Fried.
At the discussion, Beorn will address the many crimes perpetrated by the Wehrmacht, including forced labor, grave robbing and murder. Beorn argues that the Wehrmact used anti-partisan warfare prior to World War II as a false pretense for the mass murder of Jews.
The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place on the main floor of the UNO Criss Library.
For additional information or media requests, contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at email@example.com.
Discusson of "Marching into Darkness"
Who: Waitman Beorn, UNO Assitant Professor
When: Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
Where: UNO Criss Library
Contat: Charley Reed, 402.554.2129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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