OMAHA – Almost 70 years after the end of World War II and the Holocaust, a special lecture on the use of slave labor camps by the Nazis will take place on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus this November.
On Thursday, Nov. 13, Holocaust scholar and author Christopher Browning, a professor emeritus from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, will speak about his research and survivor testimonies from the labor camps in Starachowice, Poland, which existed between 1942 and 1944.
The lecture, which will take place at 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom, will serve as the 2014 Richard Dean Winchell History lecture, which is now in its 16th year.
As one of the world’s foremost experts on the Holocaust, Browning is the author of eight books, including the most recent “Remembering Survival: Inside a Nazi Slave Labor Camp,” which relies on survivor testimony to describe life and death inside the Starachowice camp. The book received the Yad Vashem Book Prize in 2012 and the National Jewish Book Award in 2011.
The event is free and open to the public.
For additional information, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2129.
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