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2008.10.23 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: bnewsam@unomaha.edu

Annual Winchell History Lecture to Focus on Kristallnacht

Omaha - Alan E. Steinweis will give the annual Richard Dean Winchell History Lecture Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). His talk - Kristallnacht Pogrom in Germany, November 1938: Myths and Realities - begins at 7 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center's Bootstrapper Hall.

Steinweis joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History in 1993 and currently teaches German, European and Jewish history, and historical methodology. He received his doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He is the author of Art, Ideology, and Economics in Nazi Germany: The Reich Chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts (1993) and Studying the Jew: Scholarly Antisemitism in Nazi Germany (2006). He co-edited The Impact of Nazism: New Perspectives on the Third Reich and Its Legacy (2003) and Coping with the Nazi Past: West German Debates about Nazism and Generational Conflict, 1955-1975 (2006).

Steinweis also published many articles on the Holocaust and is as an editor of the Comprehensive History of the Holocaust, a series published by the University of Nebraska Press and Yad Vashem, an Israeli Holocaust research and commemoration authority. He is currently writing about the November 1938 "Kristallnacht" pogrom in Germany, to be published by Harvard University Press.

He received fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the German Academic Exchange Service, the Fulbright Commission and the Skirball Foundation. Steinweis has taught in Germany, Israel and England and received several distinguished teaching awards. In January, he will move to the University of Vermont to serve as director of the Center for Holocaust Studies.

For more information, contact Oliver Pollak, UNO professor of history, at opollak@mail.unomaha.edu or (402) 554-4821.

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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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