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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 14, 2003
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS

Holocaust Scholar Dr. Michael Berenbaum to Lecture at Kean University

UNION, N.J. – The Kean University Holocaust Resource Center will present a public lecture and forum titled The Promise and Peril of the Americanization of the Holocaust with Dr. Michael Berenbaum, preeminent scholar, writer, lecturer, historian and teacher of the Holocaust, on Monday, December 1, at 7:50 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.

Currently an adjunct professor of Theology at Georgetown University, Berenbaum has served as president and executive officer of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which was established by Steven Speilberg, and is the former director of the U.S. Holocaust Research Institute at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. He has worked as a historical consultant on several films and television movies, including the Shoa Foundation’s documentary The Last Days, which won an Academy Award®, the History Channel’s Holocaust: The Untold Story, which won the CINE Golden Eagle Award and a silver medal at the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, and the Emmy Award™ winning NBC miniseries Uprising.

Berenbaum is author and editor of countless scholarly articles and a total of 12 books, including The World Must Know, After Tragedy and Triumph, A Mosaic of Victims: Non-Jews Persecuted and Murdered by the Nazis, and Witness to the Holocaust. Most recently, he co-edited The Bombing of Auschwitz: Should the Allies Have Attempted It?, which Kirkus Reviews called “The definitive resource for understanding this deeply troubling episode in the 20th century's greatest horror.”

The lecture is one in a series of public lectures sponsored by the Holocaust Resource Center. There is no admission fee. For further information, contact Helen Walzer at (908) 737-4661.